The Postdoctoral Scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of computational and experimental biomechanics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of research related to biomechanical characterization and computer modeling of biological tissue and implants in Vahdati Lab. The research projects include investigation of mechanopathologies of soft and calcified tissue and design of personalized medical devices. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.
Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to research.
Approximately 10% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.
Special Instructions To Application:
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, a list of relevant courses taken, a cover letter to include a summary of your research experience and your expected graduation date, and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/
English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related field
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: PDS-ENGR-VAH-03-19
Organizational Unit Overview:
East Carolina University is the third largest institution in the 16-member University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students. ECU offers 84 bachelor's degree programs, 71 master's degree programs, 12 research doctoral degrees and, 2 first-professional programs (MD, DDS), the Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine. ECU is located in Greenville, NC, a diverse and progressive city of approximately 75,000, within two hours driving distance of the Atlantic coast to the east and the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill to the west. The College of Engineering and Technology is home to four departments: Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, and Technology Systems. The College maintains excellent laboratory facilities for instruction and research. There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations with the Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Performance and College of Business. The Department offers a BS in Engineering with concentrations in Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. There are currently 31 faculty and approximately 550 undergraduate engineering majors. The department has a rapidly growing undergraduate student population, a maturing graduate (MS) program in biomedical engineering in collaboration with the ECU Brody School of Medicine and the ECU School of Dental Medicine and a new MS in mechanical engineering with focus on biomaterials and energy systems
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