Emory University Biomechanics/Mechanical Engineer Research Faculty in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



735000:SOM: Orthopaedics: Admin

Job Description:

The Department of Orthopaedics is seeking a biomechanical engineer to lead the Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory. This position is at the Assistant Professor level in the research track beginning early 2018. Earlier appointment may be accommodated. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related fields. Expertise in general areas of Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering or musculoskeletal rehabilitation applications is a plus.

The Emory University School of Medicine , founded in 1854, has 2,716 full- and part-time faculty and 692 volunteer faculty. The school had more than 8,800 applications in 2016 for 138 first-year medical student positions. This racially diverse class is 59% women, and 68% of the class members are nontraditional, meaning that they were out of college for at least a year before entering medical school. In 2016, the pass rate for first-time takers of step 1 of the National Board Exam (testing basic science knowledge and skills) was 97%.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong commitment to mentoring orthopaedic residents are required. Candidates are also expected to interact with orthopaedic surgeons and fellows.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Biomechanics/Mechanical Engineer Research Faculty

This position involves::

Involve working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Involve working with animals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advance degree in Engineering, knowledge and/or experience in academic research. Expertise in general areas of Orthopaedics, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering or musculoskeletal rehabilitation applications is a plus.

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

Specific duties will include directing the biomechanics laboratory, ordering and storing specimens for biomechanical evaluations, teaching residents the fundamental knowledge of mechanical testing, participating in the evaluation of residents’ proposals and working with clinical and basic faculty on biomechanics-related projects and grant applications.

Please include a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and complete information for three references.

Additional questions should be emailed under the subject header “Biomechanics Faculty Application” to Ms. Ashley Freeman (asroka@emory.edu).

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).