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Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

The Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work directly on a NIH-supported grant to develop a prognostic model of second Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury risk. Specifically, this researcher would specialize in clinic based biomechanical testing and longitudinal tracking of adolescent patients following ACL reconstruction. The position will also involve mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the Granata lab, working closely with other researchers on lab and clinic-based biomechanics assessments, collaboration with faculty at Carilion Clinics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and High Point University. In addition, this position will involve the coordination of a multi-center study that encompasses clinical and biomechanical assessment as well as review of medical records. The individual in this position will also be expected to assistant with proposal preparation, publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and presentation of research findings at national and international conferences.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, or a related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
  • Experience in biomechanics data collection methods including and understanding of the following data collection methods: motion capture, in-shoe pressure measurements, force plates, and instrumented treadmills.
  • Must work well in a fast-paced team setting and have experience with mentoring of more junior researchers.
  • Evidence of publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presenting at national scientific conferences.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills, as well as a willingness to work with clinical patients and physicians.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in MATLAB
  • Experience with motion capture, and statistical analysis.
  • Experience with clinical assessment of sports injuries and previous work in adolescent populations.

Pay Band

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Candidates must submit their CV, cover letter describing interest in the position and goals for post-doctoral training, one of two previous publications and a diversity and inclusion statement.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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