Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biomechanics

The Nguyen Lab ( invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational biomechanics to investigate the mechanisms of remodeling of the optic nerve head.   The postdoctoral scholar will be involved in a funded project to study the relationship between the structure and mechanical properties of the tissues of the optic nerve head and remodeling with glaucoma.  The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves long-standing collaborations between the Nguyen Lab and clinician scientists at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and collaborators at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne on the virtual field method and optimization methods. While the project is mainly computational, the postdoctoral scholar will work closely with experimentalists and will have opportunities to carry out experiments involving imaging, using optical coherence tomography and  digital volume correlation to calculate the in vivo deformation response, and morphological analysis.  The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities develop an independent project on an area of mutual interest, such as cell mechanobiology and cardiac mechanics.  An initial appointment will be for a 12-month period with future renewals contingent on performance. Salary will be based on the NIH pay scale postdocs. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is March 1, 2022, but is negotiable.


The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.  The successful candidate must have experience in finite element analysis, preferably of soft tissues.  Experience with the virtual field method, optimization methods, and machine learning are desirable. All candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong publication record, and the ability and motivation to work independently. Researchers are expected to participate in the preparation of manuscripts, grants, and presentations.

To apply:

Please email a complete curriculum vitae, representative publications, and the names and addresses of two references to [email protected]. Please put “postdoctoral position in computational biomechanics” in the subject line of the email.  Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are highly encouraged to apply.