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Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomechanics/Movement Science

Posted by: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Posted date: Oct-18-2017

Location: Houston, Tx

Position Summary
<span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;"><span style="line-height: 107%;">Candidate will assist supervisor in translation of innovations from engineering to various clinical applications. Specifically, he/she will contribute in developing and translation of wearable and smart technologies - from jewelry to socks - for more accurate movement assessment of patients in their natural environment where they're the most comfortable and active as well as designing innovative devices to assist patients to take care of their own health or assist doctors to provide personalized care. Individual will also be responsible for assisting faculties at the Baylor College of Medicine, interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) with the preparation of medical/health grant applications to federal and non-profit agencies. Additionally the candidate will assist with collection of clinical and investigational human performance assessments within iCAMP and worldwide. The candidate will benefit from an excellent interdisciplinary environment at <strong>Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Medical Center with interdisciplinary collaboration with other institutions including Rice and MD Anderson</strong>. He/she could contribute in promoting population health and wellbeing and transform personalized care and smart care delivery across patient population.<br />
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Minimum Qualifications:<br />
</span></b><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;">• PhD in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Movement Science, Electrical engineering, Biomedical engineering, Mechanical engineering or related fields before job starts. </span></span>
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line-height:normal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;">• Record of publications in top-tier archived journals.</span></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></p>
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line-height:normal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;">• Excellent verbal and written communication skills</span></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
line-height:normal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;">• Ability to travel including international travel.</span></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></p>
<span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;"> • Ability to work productively with diverse populations; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.</span></span><br />
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</span></b><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;"><b>Preferred qualifications:</b> </span></span>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
line-height:normal"><span style="font-size: larger; font-family: Arial; text-indent: -0.25in;">•        Experience in using Matlab. Experience in using LabVIEW is a plus but not necessary.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;">•        Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in assessing human motor and/or cognitive performance.</span></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></p>
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margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;">•        Experience in wearable technologies is a plus.</span></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></p>
<span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: larger;"> <span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">•</span><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">        </span><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">Experience in programming and/or signal processing is a plus</span></span></span><br />
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</span></span></span><strong><span style="font-size: larger;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">To apply for this position, email your cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae that includes contact information of three professional references to Bijan.Najafi AT BCM DOT edu. The title (Postdoctoral Fellow) must be indicated in the “subject” line.</span></span></strong>
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Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomechanics/Movement Science
Post Details
Email bijan.najafi(at)bcm.edu
Employer's Website www.bcm.edu
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Clinical Research
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Houston, Tx
Key Words postdoc, biomechanics, wearable, movement science, digital health
Start Date ASAP
Salary 50000
Deadline Jan-01-2018