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Job ID: 125466

GRA Biomedical Engineering
West Virginia University

Date Posted Jul. 10, 2019
Title GRA Biomedical Engineering
University West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Available Aug. 2019
  • Graduate Student
  • Engineering - Other
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Dr. Joel Palko is an assistant professor in the department of ophthalmology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is a fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeon starting a lab with the goal of understanding the role biomechanics has in ocular diseases such as glaucoma, myopia and corneal ectasias. He is interested in novel techniques to help clinicians in the early diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of glaucoma. He will be collaborating with faculty from the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Specifically, Dr. Palko will be working with Dr. Sam Mukdadi in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Job Description: We are seeking applicants with a degree in electrical, mechanical or biomedical engineering. The applicant ideally has experience with MATLAB and LabVIEW, and is comfortable with experimentation. The applicant will have close mentorship with Dr. Palko and Dr. Mukdadi but should have the ability to work independently as part of a research team. The position duties will include

  • Experimental setup for both ex vivo and translational clinical projects
  • Design of novel ophthalmic diagnostic and therapeutic tools
  • Experimentation involving ultrasound elastography, signal and image processing of ocular tissues
  • Opportunity for clinical research if desired
  • Collaborations with the WVU engineering department
  • Preparation of manuscripts and patents when applicable

Please contact Joel Palko, MD at with your CV, a summary of any prior research experience/interest and contact details for 2 referees.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Sam Mukdadi
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    West Virginia University
    Morgantown, WV 26506
  • 304.293.3110


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