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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Engineering

Department:Mechanical Engineering 10016576

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Seeking a postdoctoral associate to support the spin-up of research activities related neonatal and maternal injury biomechanics related to the birth process. Dr. Michele Grimm joined Michigan State University as the Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor in January 2019. She has previously developed an internationally recognized research program that has developed rigid body models of the neonatal response to childbirth, with particular focus on neonatal brachial plexus palsy. She is looking to expand her research program in this area to continue collaborations with obstetricians and add collaborations with experimental biomedical engineering laboratories so that the models can be expanded to investigate the mechanisms of both neonatal and maternal injuries that occur during the birth process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a PhD in biomedical engineering or mechanical engineering.

  • Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Candidates are expected to work well in a team setting, be self-motivated, and have experience with working with diverse groups of students and faculty.

Desired Qualifications

  • Candidates with experience in modeling of tissue and structural response to loading (e.g. FEA, rigid body modeling) are preferred.

Required Application Materials

Applicants will be required to submit a CV and cover letter.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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