Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus, along with the Human Physiology Department, will host a new Human Performance Alliance (Alliance) aimed to transform human health on a global scale through the discovery and translation of the biological principles underlying athletic performance. The design team behind the Alliance is focused on accelerating high-impact advances in human performance by leveraging the rapidly advancing fields of bioengineering, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, genetics, molecular biology, imaging, and regenerative medicine.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to the Human Performance Alliance; will conduct data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will assist in managing, maintaining and providing technical expertise for the Human Performance Alliance lab equipment, protocols, and programs.
This is a full-time position that offers a great opportunity for performing highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research, career development through one-on-one mentorship, membership in a large scientific community and a collaborative and vibrant research community and involvement in setting up the culture of a newly established Alliance.
The position will focus on one (or more) of the following focus areas:
• AI-based models of athlete performance.
• Models of running mechanics using wearable sensors.
• Models of bone health in running populations.
• Models of tissue stress and strain in athletes.
• Models of health and performance in female athletes.
• Models of athlete performance in response to stress
• PhD in a field relevant to the one of the focus areas.
• Research and laboratory skills and experience
• Analytic skills
• Organizational skills
• Strong team ethic
• Attention to detail
• Effective communication skills
• Expertise in one of the following areas: Environmental or Performance Physiology, Machine Learning, Motion Analysis, Multiscale Modeling, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Wearable Sensors
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