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Postdoctoral Research position in traumatic brain injury biomechanics
University of Arizona

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Research position in traumatic brain injury biomechanics
University University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, United States
Department Department of Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
Position summary: The Laksari Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate to work on translational projects at the intersection of biomechanics and traumatic brain injury. We aim to use a combination of animal modeling, imaging and computational simulations to better understand the mechanisms of injury and to develop diagnostic and interventional approaches.

An important component of this position will be to work as part of an interdisciplinary team spanning engineering, neuroscience, and the medical school. The successful candidate will be required to lead independent research projects, work closely with our medical collaborators, mentor students, and publish high-quality research each year. The position is available to start immediately, initially for 12 months with possibility of renewal for up to three years.

Required qualifications:
-     Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field
-     Strong engineering and experimental background
-     Experience in conducting animal experiments
-     Strong publication track record
-     Strong written and oral English communication skills

Preferred qualifications:
-     Expertise in brain imaging
-     Experience in finite element and biomechanical modeling
-     Experience in collecting medical imaging data

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Interested applicants can send their application materials (cover letter, CV, names and contact information of three references, link to your personal website, copies of three relevant scientific publications) to Dr. Kaveh Laksari at More information can be found at

  • The Department of Biomedical Engineering supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support the diversity and inclusiveness efforts of the Department and College.

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