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New Opportunity: Computational Modeling of Traumatic Brain Injury

Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Engineer in Computational Modeling of Traumatic Brain Injury

Description: The Injury Biomechanics Laboratory at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA has two positions open for a Postdoctoral Researcher and/or Research Engineer in the area of computational biomechanics.  This individual will be involved in the development of high-fidelity finite element head models to advance our understanding of both blunt impact and blast-induced traumatic brain injury.  This research is part of a large interdisciplinary research collaboration focused on the detection and prevention of traumatic brain injuries and involves multiple universities, industrial partners, and national labs. 

Qualifications: M.S. (Research Engineer) or Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Researcher) in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related field.  A strong background in finite element modeling and computational methods is required, with a strong interest in working on an interdisciplinary collaborative team.

If interested, please send an email to Dr. Rika Carlsen ( with your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of 2 references, and a 1-page research statement describing your research experience and research interests.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. 

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