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Biomedical Engineering: Cardiac Biomechanics Group
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 03/16/2022
Science-Biomedical Engineering
Science-Computer Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey W. Holmes opens a new website, MD, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Goodrich Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease, and Surgery/Cardiovascular Surgery


The Cardiac Biomechanics Group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to develop and test computational models of heart growth and remodeling in response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). In collaboration with Dr. Ken Bilchick (Cardiology) at the University of Virginia and a team at Siemens Healthineers Technology Center, we are building multiscale models to predict patient-specific outcomes following CRT in patients with heart failure for use in treatment planning and guidance. The team will employ finite-element, compartmental, and differential-equation-based models of subcellular, cellular, and organ-level processes and remodeling.


Candidates must hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field by the start date, and must have extensive experience with computational modeling. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Successful applicants will have performed computational modeling studies that resulted in lead-author publications in biomedical engineering, computational modeling, and/or computer science journals. Prior experience in MATLAB programming is preferred.


Interested applicants should send a resume and contact information for three references to Dr. Jeffrey Holmes at holmesjw@uab.edu.

About our Postdoc Office
UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The Office of Postdoctoral Education strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

About the University
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with over 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks 14 UAB graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation’s top 50 in the magazine’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report. UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 31st among all universities in federal research funding and 15th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 20th among all universities in NIH funding and eighth among public universities. The UAB School of Medicine is ranked 21st among medical schools in NIH funding and eighth among public medical schools.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion opens a new website, call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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