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Post Doctoral Researcher - Biomedical Engineering - Brain Biomechanics

University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
University of Delaware

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Job No: 498978
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Imaging Brain Biomechanics

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware

A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware under the supervision of Professor Curtis Johnson. The successful candidate will work on projects related to measuring brain biomechanics or applications in traumatic brain injury (TBI) supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and Office of Naval Research.

We seek a highly motivated individual interested in measuring how the human brain responds to impact to model TBI. This project will use MRE to measure brain tissue stiffness and deformation due to applied motion to inform computer models of TBI in humans. This research is part of ongoing collaboration with groups at Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University, and Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

The University of Delaware provides ample opportunities for collaborative research and access to excellent research facilities, including through the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging, the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, and partnerships with Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Health System. The CBBI offers excellent access to a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanner and a 9.4T Bruker MRI scanner, along with additional in vivo imaging systems for humans and animals. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to pursue his/her own research utilizing these resources as part of the larger study objectives.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related fields, with strong background in neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis. Experience in elastography and pulse sequence programming are a plus, though not required. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and will be expected to participate in both independent and collaborative projects. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing research experience and career goals, CV and contact information for three references.

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