GRC Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering (05.-10.08.2018 )

Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering
05.-10.08.2018 in Andover, NH, USA

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University Assistant in Biomechanics and Proteomics

Open Position for a University Assistant in Biomechanics and Proteomics


The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (ILSB) of TU Wien invites applications for the position of a University Assistant in the area of biomechanics and protein analysis. The mechanics of biological tissue are closely related to their hierarchical structure and composition. For example the absence of certain noncollagenous proteins in bone has been shown to be deleterious for fracture toughness. Similarly, the presence of sugar-mediated cross-links in collagen within bone as well as in musculoskeletal soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments is thought to alter their material properties. The candidate sought for this position will work at the cross-roads of tissue composition and mechanics, whereby the compositional aspects will be investigated via mass-spectrometry methods under supervision of Prof. M. Marchetti-Deschmann of the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics of TU Wien. A special focus will be on the compositional aspects of the enthesis (the tendon-to-bone-junction) as well as on tendon and isolated individual collagen fibrils. Mechanical tests will be conducted mostly with via atomic force microscopy in the Interfacultary Laboratory for Nano- and Micromechanics of Biological and Biomimetical Materials, employing where the ILSB is a major stakeholder. In addition to conducting research towards a PhD degree the post will also entail participation in administrative tasks and teaching activities at the ILSB.


We are looking for an individual with a completed MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline. Skills and knowledge in biomechanics, biochemistry, chemical analysis will be advantageous. Further, German language skills (native speaker or level B2 according to CEFR) are required.

Further information

For informal discussions contact Professor Philipp Thurner,

How to apply

Send applications to no later than March 9th 2018

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CMBBE 2018 – Lisbon (26-29.03.2018)

15th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and the 3rd Conference on Imaging and Visualization
26-29 März 2018
Instituto Superior Técnico • LISBON • PORTUGAL

8th WCB – Dublin (08-12.07.2018)

Ireland Welcomes You to the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland. The Congress will take place from 8 – 12 July 2018 in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland’s purpose built international conference and event venue situated in the very heart of Dublin city.

The World Congress of Biomechanics is held once every 4 years and is the premier meeting worldwide in its field. Many of the main international biomechanics societies will fold their 2018 annual meetings into the 2018 World Congress, hence you can expect to meet many of your colleagues in Dublin…. read in full

We look forward to meeting you in Dublin in 2018 for a truly memorable World Congress of Biomechanics.

Yours sincerely,
Daniel J. Kelly & Fergal J. O’Brien, Co-chairs WCB 2018

BMT – DGBMT Conference

BMT 2018, the 52th annual conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering – Aachen

The board of directors of the Helmholtz Institute of the RWTH Aachen University will be the host of the BMT 2018, the 52th annual conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT within VDE).

The mission of the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University is interdisciplinary basic research and development of personalised biomedical engineering solutions. The common objective of all initiated projects, activities and tasks is to create innovation for a better health care.

The conference topics will cover the entire field of Biomedical Engineering, as it is represented by the plurality of DGBMT expert committees. Special emphasis is put on the following topics:
• Biohybrid Medical Systems
• Cyber Medical Systems
• Patient Specific Model Guided Therapy
• Imaging
• Clinical Translation

Physicians, engineers and natural scientists are welcome to conduct an intensive dialogue on the exciting scientific achievements and to discover the best ways for translation from science to practice. Interdisciplinary communication, socializing and brainstorming are long standing traditions of these conferences.

We look forward to seeing you at the BMT 2018 in Aachen.

More Information

Research Scientist

The Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Technische Universität Chemnitz, is offering a full-time position (contingent on funding availability) at the earliest possible opportunity for a

(Computer Science, Sensory Analysis, Cognitive Science or a Similar Degree)
(100%, E 13 TV-L)

for a fixed term of 1.5 years with the possibility for extension.

Work environment:

The Center for Sensing and Cognition combines research expertise in the area of humans and technology across disciplinary boundaries. The advertised position is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the project “See it, hear it, feel it: Human exploration of nanomechanical surface properties”. The project aims at developing an interactive multisensory display that makes nanomechanical surface properties accessible to the human senses of vision, hearing, and touch. The key idea is to use human sensory and cognitive processes to better explore the nanometer-scale data than is possible with conventional data analysis approaches. The involved labs, led by Prof. Robert Magerle (Chemical Physics) and Prof.  Alexandra Bendixen (Structure and Function of Cognitive Systems), offer an interdisciplinary work environment at the intersection of experimental physics and cognitive sciences, with state-of-the-art equipment (atomic force microscopy, devices for haptic, acoustic, and visual display, sound-attenuated measurement rooms, and ample computational resources). A detailed description of the project is available at We offer the opportunity for you to shape this fundamentally new project with your ideas and solutions.


The primary task is to perform research and development in the area of interactive multisensory displays (combination of haptic interface, sonification, and 3D visualization). This comprises the following activities:

  • developing software for interactive multisensory displays: conceiving theoretically and empirically driven design principles and implementing them in computational terms
  • designing, implementing, and analyzing empirical studies for testing the suitability of specific multisensory-display properties
  • supervising students during programming tasks as well as during their empirical studies within the framework of the project
  • publishing the research results in scientific journals

Your research results will allow you to publish scientific journal articles, thereby improving your qualifications and promoting your further scientific development.

Employment requirements:

  • above-average academic university degree in computer science, sensory analysis, cognitive science, or a related discipline
  • documented research or development experience in at least one of the following fields:
  • virtual reality, 3D visualization, haptic interfaces, and sonification
  • experience in hardware synchronization and real-time computing is preferred
  • sound programming skills in C++
  • skills in script languages (Python, MATLAB) are preferred
  • basic knowledge in GUI development, usability, or a related area
  • good command of written and spoken English
  • knowledge of German is preferred
  • interdisciplinary thinking, creativity, and an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • commitment, reliability, and the ability to perform research both in a team and independently
  • motivation to collaborate with students within the framework of the project
  • experience in the design, implementation, and statistical analysis of empirical investigations is preferred.

The application documents must include a complete CV, a list of publications, a letter stating the applicant’s motivation to apply for the specific position, and copies of transcripts and all academic certificates. The application documents should be sent as single PDF file to no later than January 31, 2018. The subject line must include the keyword NANOSENSE2018.

For further information, please contact Prof. Robert Magerle (Tel. +49-371-531-38033, or Prof. Alexandra Bendixen (Tel. +49-371-531-31681,


Selection will be based on aptitude, qualification, and professional performance. Chemnitz University of Technology aims to particularly support women and therefore explicitly asks for applications from qualified female candidates. Severely disabled persons or those with an equivalent status will be considered preferentially in accordance with SGB IX. The workplace is suitable for part-time work. In the case of corresponding applications, the possibility of part-time work within the scope of the employment will be examined upon request of the applicant. The fixed-term position for 18 months follows the Act of Temporary Employment in Higher Education (WissZeitVG) and the Saxon Law on Universities (SächsHSFG). Applicants must fulfill the preconditions of employment according to §71 SächsHSFG and must possess an academic university degree that allows access to the corresponding qualification level. Do not send original documents, since applications will not be sent back but discarded according to data handling regulations. Please note that for security reasons, electronic applications or attachments provided for download via hyperlinks to third-party sites cannot be considered.

Research Engineer

The Orthopaedic Department at the University of Tübingen, Germany is currently seeking candidates for a full-time position as a

Research Engineer

Remuneration is according to TV-L 13 for 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

The post holder will work in the Orthopaedics Biomechanics lab, which is equipped with an MTS 858 machine, a Kuka KR60 robot, and a customised knee simulator. The main research focus of the lab is in the biomechanical evaluation of artificial and normal joints in the spine and lower limb.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop test protocols to answer basic science and clinical questions in orthopaedicsbiomechanics research, in cooperation with surgeons, engineers and students.
  • Conduct biomechanical testing of orthopaedic implants, surgical techniques, etc.
  • Perform measurements, and statistical analysis of data.
  • Preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grants.

Min Qualifications:

  • a relevant Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent.
  • excellent programming skills (e.g. Matlab, LabView), and/or expected to acquireknowledge in robotic programming.
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • ability to work independently and in a team.
  • an excellent command of written and spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • previous experience in solving orthopaedic problems that combine simulation andexperiments.
  • previous record of high-quality research.
  • experience working with a Kuka KR60 robot.
  • some knowledge of German or willingness to learn German.

Interested candidates should send their application with (1) cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research objectives/interests, and (4) the names and contacts of two professional references, via email in one combined pdf-format to:

Prof. Nikolaus Wuelker ( Dr. Sook-Yee Chong (

Klinik für Orthopädie Universitätsklinikum Tübingen Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
72076 Tübingen

PhD Student in the field of Biomechanics

Empa – the place where innovation starts

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

Our Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures is looking for a

PhD Student in the field of Biomechanics

Your Tasks

You will work on a project funded by the Special Focus Area Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) of the ETH Domain. The research will contribute to understanding the effect of aging and disease on the composition and multiscale mechanical properties of bone and its impact on whole bone strength. You will be enrolled in a doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering at University of Bern and investigate properties of human bone biopsies in collaboration with clinical partners. During the course of the project, you will be involved in sample preparation, micromechanical experiments under physiological conditions, Raman spectroscopy, proteome analysis, as well as in-depth statistical data analysis.

The project is initiated in cooperation with Prof. Philippe Zysset of the Institute of Surgical Technology and Biomechanics of the University of Bern. Further project partners are situated at the Inselspital of the University of Bern as well as ETH Zürich.

Your Profile

You must hold a Master’s or an equivalent Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science. A high motivation to work at the leading edge of biomedical research in an international, multidisciplinary team is essential. Good knowledge of English (oral and written) is very important and knowledge of German would be an advantage. Experience in biomedical research, nanomechanical testing, as well as programming (e.g. Python, Matlab) is desirable.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Jakob Schwiedrzik or Dr. Johann Michler and visit our websites and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcript and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Jolanda Müller, Human Resources, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

2. GAMMA-Kongress in Hamburg – 9.-10.2.2017

GAMMA Kongress 2018!

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

es freut mich, dass ich Sie zum zweiten GAMMA-Kongress nach Hamburg einladen darf.
Nachdem der erste wissenschaftliche Kongress der GAMMA in Wien im Februar 2016 sehr erfolgreich verlaufen ist, hat sich der Vorstand der GAMMA dazu entschlossen, alle zwei Jahre einen entsprechend großen Kongress zu veranstalten. Die Workshops werden weiter in Wien stattfinden. Ziel soll wieder der interdisziplinäre Austausch zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis sein, d.h. zwischen Physikern, Informatikern, Ingenieuren, Sportwissenschaftlern, Physiotherapeuten, Medizintechnikern und Ärzten.
Die Bewegungsanalyse der unteren Extremität ist ein seit langem etabliertes Verfahren. Zunehmend wird die obere Extremität untersucht, ein weiterer Fokus gilt dem Fuß. Als Veranstaltungsort für den zweiten GAMMA-Kongress haben wir die Hansestadt Hamburg gewählt. Gerade eine Weltstadt wie Hamburg ist ideal geeignet, um offen und interdisziplinär zu diskutieren.
Den entsprechenden Rahmen hierzu bietet uns das HOTEL HAFEN HAMBURG mit einem fantastischen Blick auf die Elbe und ihren regen Schiffsverkehr.
In diesem Sinne wünsche ich uns allen einen spannenden und inspirierenden sowie erfolgreichen Kongress und lade Sie herzlich ein, aktiv mit zu gestalten!

Sebastian Senst Andreas Kranzl
Tagungspräsident Vorsitzender der GAMMA