Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Pediatric Heart Valve Biomechanics

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital Req ID: 74642

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Jolley Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is recruiting a post-doctoral scholar or research associate with expertise in computational biomechanics to develop integrative image-based computational modeling of pediatric heart valves. A successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team with expertise in image processing, experimental and computational biomechanics, and congenital heart disease. Strong communication and organizational skills, expertise in software development and numerical methods, and familiarity with major Open-Source software tools in the field such as FEBio are preferred.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree (or expect to defend in the near future) in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, and/or a related field; an excellent background in mathematics and computational sciences; and a strong track record of independent research in biomechanics.

The group is involved in many exciting image-based modeling projects, including development of novel analysis methodologies; application of the state-of-the-art techniques to clinical studies; and translational research. The Fellow will be supported by a lab consisting of research assistants, mechanical engineers, masters and PhD level research software developers, and clinical collaborators within the Center for Pediatric Heart Valve Disease at CHOP. This environment will allow the Fellow to focus on the application of biomechanics rather than acquiring data or maintaining image processing infrastructure.  The Jolley Lab is is a leader in development and dissemination of Open-Source pediatric cardiac image analysis applications (Slicer Heart, 3D Slicer).

CHOP is located in Philadelphia, a vibrant city that offers many professional and cultural opportunities. They foster a friendly, noncompetitive, collaborative environment where each individual member of the laboratory is able to thrive, while also effectively contributing to the collaboration’s overall programmatic aims.

The Children’s hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information on applying please email CV and brief statement of interest to:

Matthew Jolley, MD

Assistant Professor

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

3401 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA


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Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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