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Postdoctoral researcher position available

May 11th, 2018

This position has been filled.

The Movement & Applied Imaging Lab at Boston University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. Start date is flexible. 

The postdoc will conduct research on development and implementation of biomechanically informed interventions for knee osteoarthritis. These projects include the use of quantitative musculoskeletal imaging techniques, wearables, and mobile health technologies for evaluating outcomes of these interventions. Additionally, the postdoc would have opportunities to participate in secondary analyses using large datasets from people with osteoarthritis in collaboration with the Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit at the BU School of Medicine. Successful candidate will work in a trans-disciplinary environment that includes physical therapists, rheumatologists, radiologists, clinical psychologists, and engineers. 

The position is available for two years with possibility for extension contingent on satisfactory progress and availability of funding. Successful candidate would be expected to contribute to data collection and analyses, regulatory support, and developing novel areas of research interest. They would also assist with mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate should be strongly motivated to publish scholarly papers and will be encouraged to pursue grant funding opportunities if available. 

Applicants must have a doctorate in biomechanics or related fields with experience in clinical research with human subjects and a strong statistics background. Having one or more of these additional skills would be highly desirable –physical therapy, quantitative musculoskeletal MR imaging, musculoskeletal joint modeling, wearables/mobile health technologies, clinical trials, epidemiology. 

The lab is equipped with a 3-D motion capture system, multiple force platforms, wireless EMG system, IMU devices, and a strength testing dynamometer for the study of biomechanics. Additional resources used in research projects include a research-dedicated 3.0 Tesla MRI, software developers for mobile health applications, and resources from the BU CTSI

Interested applicants should send their detailed CV, cover letter describing fit with the position and research goals, copies of up to 3 publications, and contact information for 3 references. All applications should be emailed to Deepak Kumar, kumard@bu.edu

Deepak Kumar, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, Boston University
Health Sciences, Boston University
Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit, BU School of Medicine
Director, Movement & Applied Imaging Lab

Spring 2018 End of semester lab dinner!

May 9th, 2018

Thanks to all of our undergraduate researchers for the amazing help this semester. Congratulations to our graduates Jiten and Cam! Jiten is headed to medical school and Cam will be pursuing a Master’s degree in engineering, best of luck in Graduate School!

 

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Upward Bound Math Science Program visits our lab!

April 24th, 2018

The Upward Bound Math Science program at Boston University is a part of the federally funded TRIO programs, whose purpose is to prepare low-income and first-generation college bound students for success in higher education.

Over 3 days in April,  5 research labs at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College and the Boston University Cognitive Neuroimaging Center came together to provide the UBMS students an exposure to cutting-edge research in biomechanics, rehabilitation, and imaging. It was amazing to work with these promising kids and we look forward to our future collaborations with the UBMS program!

We want to thank Neuromotor Recovery Lab , Human Adaptation Lab, STEPP Lab for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering, Motor Development Lab, and the Cognitive Neuroimaging Center for participating with us!

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