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PhD-Position: Non-linear μFE of Bone @ TU-Wien, Austria

PhD-Position: Non-linear μFE of Bone @ TU-Wien, Austria

The Vienna University of Technology is seeking an exceptional student for a PhD position at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Structural Biomechanics (Computational Biomechanics Group of Prof. Pahr) from 01.09.2019 for a period of 4 years, salary group B1, with an employment scale of 30 hours per week, to occupy. The minimum monthly salary is currently EUR 2,148.40 (14 times a year). Due to activity-related previous experience or involvement in third-party funded projects, the fee may increase.

PhD Topic

The PhD thesis builds on existing research in the field of non-linear micro FE in bone biomechanics (see http://www.eccm-ecfd2018.org/admin/files/filePaper/p1159.pdf) This simulation method should be applied in the field of bone biomechanics and orthopedic implants. Don’t hesitate to contact members of the research group at the ESB 2019in Vienna.

Requirements

Applicants must have a Master’s degree (diploma) in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Technical Physics, Medical Informatics or equivalent studies.

Furthermore, very good programming skills, preferably Python and C ++, mechanics, fundamentals of the finite element methods, German language skills (minimum level B2 according to CEFR) are required.

Other desired skills & interests: Biomechanical fundamentals, basic knowledge of medical image processing.  The willingness to cooperate in teaching and at the institute is expected as well as good knowledge of English, interest in scientific work.

Application deadline:until 18.07.2019 (date of postmark)

Applications should be sent to the Personnel Administration, Department of Human Resources of the Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna. Online applications to rene.fuchs@tuwien.ac.at Applicants are not entitled to compensation for accrued travel and subsistence expenses incurred as a result of the admission procedure.

PhD-Position: FE Modelling of Knee Joints (Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin, Germany)

PhD-Position: FE Modelling of Knee Joints (Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin, Germany)

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform cutting edge science to improve patient care in a collaborative project of the Charité-Berlin and the ETH-Zürich, while working on a worldwide unique dataset that includes measurements of in vivo knee loading and kinematics. The research project “In vivo knee joint loading and kinematics – the interplay between movement and loading at the patello-femoral and tibio-femoral joints” aims to extend the understanding of the complex mechanical interactions in the knee joint by combining in vivo measurements with detailed computational modelling. The position entails the possibility to pursue a doctorate degree. The position is placed mainly in Berlin, a vibrant city that is very attractive to young people due its rich cultural life. Regular visits at the ETH-Zürich to combine the expertise in this collaborative project are also part of the position.

Your area of responsibility

  • Finite element modelling of the dynamic contact of a total knee
    prosthesis at the tibio-femoral and patello-femoral interfaces
  • Coupling of finite element models to musculoskeletal multibody
    models which provide boundary conditions, like forces and kinematics
  • Development of an automated pipeline to generate and simulate
    modified versions of a reference finite element model in a systematic
    process
  • Reconstruction of 3D joint kinematics from fluoroscopic image data
    using available tools and eventually extending them

Your profile

  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or in a
    related field
  • Experience in finite element modeling, preferably of dynamic
    contact problems in Abaqus.
  • Preferably experience in automated generation of finite element
    models and the aggregation of the simulation results
  • Preferably experience in registration of medical image data and
    image processing
  • Ideally general purpose and scientific programming skills in a
    common language like: C++, Python, Matlab, R.
  • General interest in musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanical
    simulation
  • Good English skills (oral and written)
  • Highly motivated, flexible, curious to learn and able to work
    independently

The tariff classification will be done according to the personal
conditions of salary group 13 (65 %) of the tariff TV-Charité. You can
find our collective agreements (Tarifverträge) here:
https://www.charite.de/en/careers/employer_charite/

The candidate should be able to begin his employment by early fall 2019.
The fixed-term work contract will expire with the end of the project on
July 31, 2022.

Interested candidates should submit a motivational letter, CV, academic
transcript and references by July 31, 2019. Applications should be sent
to Dr. Adam Trepczynski (adam.trepczynski@charite.de).

Dr. Adam Trepczynski
Julius Wolff Institute
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
https://jwi.charite.de/en

Post-doctoral/PhD position

Post-doctoral/PhD position in the Chair of Applied Dynamics

at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The position is part of a DFG-funded project ‘A mechano-geometric framework to characterize macromolecular ensembles’ at the interface of robotics and structural bioinformatics in collaboration with the Biosciences Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, and the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.

Proteins perform an enormous variety of cellular functions on a broad range of spatio-temporal scales. Experimental and computational advances have increasingly enabled atomically detailed insights into their structure and dynamics. However, the molecular mechanisms of protein function, and how those mechanisms are perturbed by (disease) mutations and ligand interactions remain poorly understood. In this project we will develop and apply efficient robotics-inspired computational methods to resolve and study molecular mechanisms, with a view to redirect protein function. This is a unique opportunity to join a world-class interdisciplinary research team with financial support for frequent travel between FAU and sunny California.

The project focuses on aspects of

  • kinematic/geometric modeling of proteins/nucleic acids
  • optimized conformational sampling and motion planning/control
  • protein design, data-driven modeling, and machine learning
  • integrating crystallography, cryo-EM, and other data sources.
  • opportunities to gain bench experience

The ideal candidate has obtained a MS degree (PhD preferred) in a quantitative discipline, like engineering, computational (bio-)physics or chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, and an interest in structural biology. Proficiency in C++/Python, and fluency in English is required.

Representative publications:

Budday, Leyendecker, van den Bedem (2015) Geometric analysis characterizes molecular rigidity in generic and non-generic protein configurations. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 83:36-47

Budday, Leyendecker, van den Bedem (2018) Kinematic Flexibility Analysis: Hydrogen Bonding Patterns Impart a Spatial Hierarchy of Protein Motion. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 58:2108-2122

Dasgupta, Budday et al (2019) Cysteine modification can gate non-equilibrium conformational dynamics during enzyme catalysis. preprint at https://doi.org/10.1101/524751

 

For more information or to apply please contact:

Sigrid Leyendecker (sigrid.leyendecker@fau.de)

Henry van den Bedem (vdbedem@stanford.edu)

Human Perception of Verticality: Lateropulsion & Retropulsion in Neurological Disorders (10. Mai 2019)

Human Perception of Verticality: Lateropulsion & Retropulsion in Neurological Disorders

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PhD Project / Research Engineer

PhD Project / Research Engineer

18634BR

GREAT BRITAIN – Exeter

Job Description and Requirements

Synopsys NE Ltd (https://www.synopsys.com/simpleware.html) invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

The post holder will be employed on a fixed term (36-month contract) and be principally based at the Synopsys-Simpleware offices in Exeter UK but will also be enrolled as a full time graduate student at Cardiff University (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/) undertaking research towards a PhD degree award. The candidate will be expected to spend periods of time in Cardiff as well as with other partners in the consortium.

The post holder will develop numerical methods to simulate the deformations of soft-tissues in the context of computer-aided surgery. In particular, he/she will contribute to bridging the gap between advanced 3D imaging techniques and physics-based computer simulations in order to improve current capabilities in the area of computer-aided diagnostic and surgical planning. A thorough knowledge of software development is essential.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position on a fixed term basis for a fixed-term of 36 months.

We offer a competitive salary for this position.

The closing date for this position has been extended to the 15th of October 2018. The original closing date was the 10th of September 2018.

Job description

Thanks to recent advances in medical imaging and computer tomography, medical surgery is undergoing a revolution. Surgeons have routinely access to 3D reconstructions of patient anatomy that help them perform diagnoses, plan their operations, and may even have access to real-time feedback during surgical operations. Within the RAINBOW MSCA network. The job holder will explore the processing of 3D image data to convert to Computer Aided Engineering Geometric Representations.

The Early Stage Researcher will carry out one or more of the following tasks throughout the project:

  1. Develop techniques for multi scale analysis of tissue structure from microstructure through to whole organ analysis. Bridging lengthscale.
  2. Develop techniques inverse modelling.

Other tasks you will carry out:

  • To write and maintain accurate records of the research being undertaken.
  • To prepare publications and research presentations with guidance and advice.
  • To communicate and present research results within the research group, at meetings, through research paper publications and other recognized avenues as appropriate.
  • To assist with the preparation of progress reports on research for funding bodies as required.
  • To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and ITN as required, including attending network training activities and participating in public outreach activities.
  • To provide technical advice in relation of the research and the techniques used to other staff members within the wider research team.
  • To take part in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings with other research groups.
  • To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
  • To take reasonable care for the health of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.
  • You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

Eligibility

  • ITN rules for recruitment state that only early stage researchers (ESR) in the first 4 years of their career can be appointed. Therefore the applicant must not have been awarded a PhD and their research experience must total ≤ 4 years at date of recruitment (counted from the diploma/degree that gives the right to embark in a doctoral degree).
  • ESR recruitment is also subject to the mobility rule: the researcher must not have lived or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. Short stays (e.g. holidays) are not taken into account. Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • The ESR will ideally commence PhD enrolment / employment in September 2018. In order to enroll on a PhD at Cardiff University, the researcher will need to be able to provide evidence of English language ability. See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements for details. The relevant certificate/qualification does not need to have been obtained at the time of applying for this job but must be obtained before a formal offer of employment can be made.

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline – Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
  2. Proven experience in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++, C#, Java).
  3. Proven excellent oral and written communication skills with well-developed interpersonal skills.
  4. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  5. A proven enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, willing to take part in personal skills training, international travel and public outreach activities.
  6. Experience of communicating to a variety of audiences through different media along with the ability to present confidently to academic and non-academic audiences at meetings and conferences.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to high quality research.

Desirable Criteria

  1. A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
  2. Experience in using or developing computer image processing tools (segmentation, registration).
  3. Experience in the reporting and management of project progress.
  4. Demonstrable experience/competence in dissemination of research findings.
  5. A creative, innovative, team-working attitude.

 

PhD Project / Research Engineer

PhD Project / Research Engineer

18446BR

GREAT BRITAIN – Exeter

Job Description and Requirements

Synopsys NE Ltd (https://www.synopsys.com/simpleware.html) invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

The post holder will be employed on a fixed term (36-month contract) and be principally based at the Synopsys-Simpleware offices in Exeter UK but will also be enrolled as a full time graduate student at the University of Luxembourg (https://wwwen.uni.lu/) undertaking research towards a PhD degree award. The candidate will be expected to spend periods of time in Luxembourg as well as with other partners in the consortium.

The post holder will develop numerical methods to simulate the deformations of soft-tissues in the context of computer-aided surgery. In particular, he/she will contribute to bridging the gap between advanced 3D imaging techniques and physics-based computer simulations in order to improve current capabilities in the area of computer-aided diagnostic and surgical planning. A thorough knowledge of software development is essential.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position on a fixed term basis for a fixed-term of 36 months.

We offer a competitive salary for this position.

​Applications for this position have been extended until the 15th of October 2018. Original closing date was the 10th of September 2018.

Job description

Thanks to recent advances in medical imaging and computer tomography, medical surgery is undergoing a revolution. Surgeons have routinely access to 3D reconstructions of patient anatomy that help them perform diagnoses, plan their operations, and may even have access to real-time feedback during surgical operations. Within the RAINBOW MSCA network. The job holder will explore the processing of 3D image data to convert to Computer Aided Engineering Geometric Representations.

The Early Stage Researcher will carry out one or more of the following tasks throughout the project:

  1. Develop techniques for the conversion of triangulated data into NURBS patches for the subsequent use of iso-geometric approaches. In particular focusing on generating conforming multipart models starting from image data.
  2. Statistical modelling- PCA.

Other tasks you will carry out:

  • To write and maintain accurate records of the research being undertaken.
  • To prepare publications and research presentations with guidance and advice.
  • To communicate and present research results within the research group, at meetings, through research paper publications and other recognized avenues as appropriate.
  • To assist with the preparation of progress reports on research for funding bodies as required.
  • To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and ITN as required, including attending network training activities and participating in public outreach activities.
  • To provide technical advice in relation of the research and the techniques used to other staff members within the wider research team.
  • To take part in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings with other research groups.
  • To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
  • To take reasonable care for the health of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.
  • You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

Eligibility

  • ITN rules for recruitment state that only early stage researchers (ESR) in the first 4 years of their career can be appointed. Therefore the applicant must not have been awarded a PhD and their research experience must total ≤ 4 years at date of recruitment (counted from the diploma/degree that gives the right to embark in a doctoral degree).
  • ESR recruitment is also subject to the mobility rule: the researcher must not have lived or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. Short stays (e.g. holidays) are not taken into account. Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • The ESR will ideally commence PhD enrolment / employment in September 2018.

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline – Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
  2. Proven experience in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++, C#, Java).
  3. Proven excellent oral and written communication skills with well-developed interpersonal skills.
  4. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  5. A proven enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, willing to take part in personal skills training, international travel and public outreach activities.
  6. Experience of communicating to a variety of audiences through different media along with the ability to present confidently to academic and non-academic audiences at meetings and conferences.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to high quality research.

Desirable Criteria

  1. A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
  2. Experience in using or developing computer image processing tools (segmentation, registration).
  3. Experience in the reporting and management of project progress.
  4. Demonstrable experience/competence in dissemination of research findings.
  5. A creative, innovative, team-working attitude.

 

PhD fellowship

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PhD Fellowhip

Development of movement and mobility algorithms for wearables and test patient record usability

KEEP CONTROL provides an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral platform to train young scientists at the interface of clinical medicine, allied health and biomechanics, to study unresolved questions about gait and balance in aging and age-related chronic neurological and frail conditions.

This PhD fellowship is provided by the Kiel University in Germany. The Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) Kiel is the northern-most full University of Germany located at the Baltic Sea with 8 facilities and 25000 students. The Faculty of Medicine is one of the four founding faculties. Research at the Faculty of Medicine is characterized by diverse academic networks and forward-looking interdisciplinary profile areas. The dedicated focus of the Faculty is on digital medicine. The Department is a tertiary referral center for all types of movement disorders and has a large outpatient facility.

One PhD Student position is available in the Neurogeriatrics research group at this Neurology Department. The group focuses on the development and validation of portable device-based algorithms for theevaluation of functional mobility in older adults and patients with Parkinson’s disease. Patients Know Best (PKB) created the world’s first patient-controlled medical record to be able to share healthcare information between patients, professionals and organizations across organizational and geographical boundaries. It is used in seven countries across 100 sites, covering a range of populations and conditions and enables coordination of healthcare and research.

The PhD project will (i) apply existing, and develop novel, movement and mobility algorithms for wearables, and (ii) evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and usability of the PKB medical record system.

General eligibility criteria

You will be employed as an Early Stage Researcher according to Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN regulations, which offer excellent employment conditions including a high base salary and many additional benefits such as allowances for travel, mobility and education.

  • Any nationality;
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment;
  • Must have less than 4 years of postgraduate research experience

Specific requirements for the position

  • A completed MSc degree in the field of biomedical engineering, biomechanics, neuroscience,movement science, sport science, computer science, electrical engineering or other related fields;
  • Strong skills in biomechanics and/or neurophysiology
  • Strong skills in signal processing, data analysis (with, e.g., Matlab/R/Python) and biomedical statistics, as well as in database organization and neurophysiology
  • Good command of the English language and good English writing skills;
  • Willing to learn a variety of complementary techniques ranging from sensor-based quantitative autonomic and fine motor testing, to new statistical approaches evaluating, e.g. long-term outcomes;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team.

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Clint Hansen c.hansen@neurologie.uni-kiel.de
Prof. Walter Maetzler w.maetzler@neurologie.uni-kiel.de

Senior Scientist (PostDoc) (m/f) in the field of metallic biomaterials imaging and multimodal data handling

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT

Senior Scientist (PostDoc) (m/f) in the field of metallic biomaterials imaging and multimodal data handling

Code No. 2018/WB 6

The place of employment is Kiel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht outstation at Molecular Imaging North Competence Center (MOIN CC).

We invite applications for a Senior Scientist (PostDoc) (m/f). The position is full time, fixed term 4.5 years.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) is developing biodegradable Mg-based implant materials for various applications. The focus is on musculoskeletal indications; ardiovascular and other tissue applications are approached as well. The research centre covers the full value chain from material development, characterisation, processing (cast and powder metallurgical routes) and prototype production towards degradation under physiological conditions and in vitro cell culture assessment. This will be complemented by in vivo studies performed in the frame of the newly installed HZG outstation in Kiel and the multimodal imaging capacities of the Molecular Imaging North Competence Center MOIN CC (http://www.moincc.de).

The position requires a university degree in the field of natural science or medicine and a PhD in an appropriate discipline.

For this HZG outstation we are seeking an expert whose profile includes:

  • A profound understanding of how biomaterials are interacting with tissue and in turn how the body is reacting towards a biomaterial. A central part of the work will be the elucidation of the influence of Mg degradation on tissue in vivo (inflammation, foreign body reaction, bone remodelling). This will be combined with ex situ tomography and diffraction experiments performed in cooperation with colleagues at the PETRAIII synchrotron, Hamburg.
  • Experience with Mg as biomaterial. Since this is a new class of material, which can e.g. by ion release (Mg and alloying elements) interfere with metabolic pathways, a plethora of local and systemic reactions can be expected. The ultimate goal is the understanding of how the pathophysiology of patients is related to the success of Mg as implant material.
  • Experience with at least one of the following techniques: MRI/MRS, (μ)CT, histology or immunohistochemistry.
  • Experience in writing grant applications and managing international scientific projects and networks.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Communication skills in German would be beneficial.
  • Willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team in Germany.
  • Experience in the analysis of multimodal data sets or translatory aspects is desirable for to bring Mg materials into the clinic.

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with over 900 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure including modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH
  • including further social benefits

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer and particularly strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2018/WB 6 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, (link to the) pdf of your PhD thesis, documentation of your English skills (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent) and two letters of recommendation, preferably by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to katharina.philipp@hzg.de. Closing date for applications is November, 1st, 2018.

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15 Phd positions in the European Training Network “MgSafe”

The European Training Network “MgSafe” is offering in total15 PhD positions in the area of magnesium implant imaging.

The EU-funded MSCA-ITN ‘MgSafe’ investigates a novel combination of imaging technologies for biodegradable magnesium implants in order to promote patient safety.

The PhD candidates will quantify the physical impact and suitability of a variety ofmodalities on Mg implants. Highly sophisticated imaging techniques (nano and μCT,MRT, PET, USPA, IR) will be developed beyond the forefront of medical device production. This will be done in vivo and with in situ labelling options to deliver non- invasively data on different time and length scales. The body reaction and material behaviour will be investigated during Mg degradation with a precision and plethora of details, which is currently not available.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates for the following PhD projects (please find below a more detailed project description):

P1: In vivo characterisation of designated Mg materials (pins and wires) by μCT andfluorescence imaging in rats. Medical University of Graz, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Graz, Austria (Prof. A.-M. Weinberg)

P2: Large animal in vivo characterisation of designated full size Mg implants (K‐Wires, screws) by clinical CT in a juvenile sheep model. Medical University of Graz, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Austria (Prof. A.-M. Weinberg) in cooperation with Graz University of Technology, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz, Austria (Prof. G. A. Holzapfel)

P3:  Histological validation of advanced bone implant imaging techniques. Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway (Prof. H.J. Haugen)

P4:  Molecular and structural analyses during bone healing and soft-tissue inflammation. Department of Biomaterials, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden (Prof. P. Thomsen)

P5:  MRI development for Mg implants to study inflammation. Hannover Medical School, Institute for Laboratory Animal Science, Combinatorial Imaging Facility, CiF, Hannover, Germany (Dr. M. Meier)

P6:  Multimodal imaging of bone regeneration and remodelling after implantation of degradable Mg-based devices in experimental animal models.
National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy (Prof. L. Menichetti)

P7:  Biochemical and biohumoral studies of bone regeneration and remodelling after implantation. National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy (Prof. L. Menichetti)

P8:  In vivo monitoring of the body reaction to the implant by using a novel optical probe and near infrared spectroscopy. Oslo Metropolitan University, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Oslo, Norway (Dr. Mirtaheri)

P9:  Characterisation of corrosion layer structure and composition in explants. Biomaterials Group, Materials Design Division, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland (Prof. W. Swieszkowski)

P10:  Structural characterisation of explants by synchrotron radiation: differential phase contrast (DPC) μ and nano tomography for investigation of Mg implant tissue interface.Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Materials Research, Outstation at DESY, Hamburg, Germany (Prof.R. Willumeit-Römer)

P11:  Structural characterisation of explants by synchrotron radiation: Bone remodelling at the implant-bone interface, SAXS investigations.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Materials Research, Outstation at DESY, Hamburg, Germany (Prof.R. Willumeit-Römer)

P12:  Software development for management and visualisation of multimodal data. SCANCO Medical AG, Bruettisellen, Switzerland (Dr. V. Stadelmann)

P13:  En route to the clinic: MR safety – MR antenna design tailored for Mg alloy implants. MRI.TOOLS GmbH, Robert-Roessle Strasse 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany (Prof. T. Niendorf)

P14:  En route to the clinic: MR safety – influence of Mg implants on MR signal. Syntellix AG and MHH, Research and Development, Hannover, Germany (Dr. J.-M- Seitz)

P15:  High-resolution ultrasound and photoacoustic (USPA) imaging for human application. Fujifilm Visualsonics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Dr. J. Jose)

Our offer

  • Excellent job opportunities in attractive and well-equipped research groups (e.g.nano and μCT, MRT, PET, USPA, IR, microscopy, cell culture and corrosionlaboratories)
  • Intense exchange with researchers located in eight European countries
  • Comprehensive academic support program including subject-specific courses,
  • soft skill training, research stays abroad, individual career coaching
  • 3-year employment contract, salaries according to the EU MSCA-ITN
  • regulations
  • Your general qualifications (for the specific requirements of the 15 positions we refer to the projects details below):
  • Research-based master’s degree or equivalent (e.g. diploma) in a subject related to the respective position
  • Excellent command of English
  • Pro-active attitude, good communication skills and ability to work effectively in
  • an interdisciplinary international team
  • Flexible, creative, self-organised and able to work independently on multiple
  • tasks
  • Experience in publishing
  • Motivation to participate in the projects training program

Mobility requirements of MSCA-ITN European Training Networks

Applicants need to be Early-Stage Researchers. They must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers (= after acquiring MSc degree or similar) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree yet.

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake physical,transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Mobility rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Starting from April 1st 2019, the positions will be awarded for three years.

How to apply

Please send your application in English indicating job offer code no. 2018/WB 5 andwhich position you are interested in by email preferably in one pdf file not exceeding 10 MB to application.mgsafe@hzg.de. Please DO NOT send applications via email to individual PIs or organisations. Such emails will not be considered.

Make sure that your application includes

  • a CV which gives an overview of the academic/education history, including a list of courses/exams and grades, the exact award date (day/month/year) of the degree with original transcripts of Bachelor and Master University Degree (or similar) as well as copy of valid identity documents,
  • a list of your publications,
  • a list of skills you acquired during the courses attended at university,
  • a documentation of special skills suitable for the position you apply for,
  • a documentation of your excellent English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE with minimum scores of: TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test), IELTS: 6.5 with no section lower than 5.5, or equivalent),
  • a copy or half-page summary of master/diploma thesis and
  • a letter of motivation (up to 2 pages) which states your research experience and interests and a concrete project plan, which explains how you envisage your work in the project,
  • names and contact information of at least two academic referees who could write a letter of recommendation.

Deadline for applications: 31.10.2018

This is also available online under

https://www.hzg.de/campus_career/vacencies/012036/index.php.en

Assistant/Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Assistant/Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Building on our outstanding REF2014 results in Engineering and unsurpassed NSS outcomes in our engineering disciplines, the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at Heriot-Watt University wishes to enhance and complement its existing research capacity within its Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE).  We are seeking individuals who can contribute to the continued growth of our research profile in Biomechanical and biomedical engineering and research activities at the life science/engineering interface. Candidates are expected to have a strong track record of research coupled with an ability to contribute to the quality and innovation of our teaching in our core areas of mechanical engineering or chemical engineering.

IMPEE is a diverse, multidisciplinary research institute focused on promoting excellence across our main research themes: Novel Energy Systems, Storage and Integration; Biological and Healthcare Eng.; Sustainable Process Engineering; Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies and Systems; Low Carbon Processes; and Multiscale Multiphase Engineering Modelling. Members of the Institute also contribute to innovative teaching of chemical engineering and mechanical engineering with global reach.

We are seeking candidates with a record that will demonstrate that they have the drive and ambition to become a leading international researcher in an area complementary to our existing strengths. We are particularly keen to hear from those with core research and teaching interests that contribute to Biomechanical and biomedical engineering and research activities at the life science/engineering interface.

This position is part of a greater recruitment initiative and more information, including salary scale, can be found here https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BLV525/assistant-associate-professor-in-chemical-engineering-and-mechanical-engineering .