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Graduate Student (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Vermont

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2020
Title Graduate Student (Mechanical Engineering)
University University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Orthopaedic Biomechanics (MIOB) Laboratory at the University of Vermont is seeking a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering to start in the Fall semester of 2020.

The overarching goal of the MIOB Lab is to improve human health and performance for those who suffer from musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. MIOB Lab techniques consist of magnetic resonance imaging for musculoskeletal size/shape, quantitative MR metrics for assessment of tissue composition, high-speed x-ray imaging for dynamic bone motion, and computational modeling for articular soft tissue mechanics. The successful student will contribute to each one of these areas, but focus on soft tissue mechanics simulations using finite element analysis.

The incoming student will receive support in the form of research and teaching assistantships as well as a tuition waiver. Applicants are expected to have received a B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Bioengineering; additional disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants demonstrating relevant research experiences, high GRE scores/GPA, exceptional communication skills, and/or data acquisition/processing skills will be prioritized. Students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further details, see the MIOB Lab web site ( or send your questions/CV/resume to the MIOB Lab Director, Dr. Nic Fiorentino, at Graduate applications are due Jan 15 for fall admissions ( ————————————————————————-
Niccolo M. Fiorentino
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Vermont

  • The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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