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Research Assistant m/f (Pre Doc, 30 h)

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is part of an academic and research community located at the Campus Krems, and includes a network of comprising teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems and Tulln. The university offers degree programs in Human Medicine, Psychotherapy, Counselling Sciences and Psychology and are tailored to the requirements of the Bologna model, opening the door to new, cutting-edge health professions. KL is committed to raising its profile in specific areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and biopsychosocial sciences by entering into strategic academic and research partnerships with other institutions.

Starting at December 2019, the department of anatomy and biomechanics (division of biomechanics, Prof. Pahr) offers a research position, which is limited to the duration of three years:

Research Assistant m/f (Pre Doc, 30 h)

Your responsibilities:

  • Participation in the research project “PrintMyBone – 3D printing of artificial bones from clinical CT data”.
  • In particular: use of FDM and SLA printing processes, extension of these printing processes (keywords: “composite materials” and “non-planar slicing”) as well as characterization of 3D printed parts (mechanical testing, micro-CT imaging). The goal is to create 3D printed structures that mimic the mechanical properties of human bones and can be used for precise, repeatable tests for the development of medical devices or for training purposes.
  • Submission of research applications, participation in third-party funded projects
  • Supervision of students and participation in teaching

Your profile:

  • Master degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical or civil engineering, technical physics, material sciences or similar fields
  • handicraft skills and enjoyment of manual laboratory work
  • Basic knowledge of image processing and programming
  • Interest in 3D printing and scientific work
  • Reliable and independent way of working
  • Friendly and team oriented personality

Your opportunities:

You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team with the possibility to achieve the academic degree of a PhD (Dr. techn.)

People with disabilities who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply and are given special consideration. The minimum classification is € 2,100 gross per month.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be mailed by 17 of November 2019 to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at).

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Project information:

The “Birdsong for Human(e) voices” project is funded by the CRI and is led by Dr. Pauline Provini. More information on theproject: https://projects.cri-paris.org/projects/tY6OqgWS/summary

Job Description Summary:

We are searching for a highly motivated, independent, multidisciplinary postdoctoral researcher to be part of a team focusing on understanding the biomechanics of birdsong. The postdoctoral researcher will play a substantive role in planning and conducting research by using quantitative modelling methods. In close collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the postdoctoral researcher will

  • Participate to the collection of experimental data (multiple X-ray and light high-speed videos, Particle Image Velocimetry data, acoustic data, etc.) of different species of birds during vocalization.
  • Fluid dynamics analysis (CFD model) of bird
  • Aero-acoustic modelling of birdsong based on experimental data collected by the
  • Draft and publish scientific papers derived from the
  • Attend annual scientific meetings to present research derived from the project
  • Actively participate to meetings, seminars, and CRI life in

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD qualification with relevant research experience in biomechanics (e.g. engineering, modelling) or a closely related field.

Additional positive qualifications:

Specific expertise in one or more of the targeted experimental techniques (PIV, XROMM, and acoustic recordings), experiencewith live animals, and knowledge of the functional morphology of vertebrates are considered as additional positive elements for the candidate. An interdisciplinary background is highly appreciated.

Typical Hiring Range: Full-Time job ±2200 Euro/month (net) according to the INSERM salary scale.

Location: Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire, 8bis Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris France.

Institution information:

The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) experiments and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences. The CRI promotes scientists who thrive indynamic environments, are inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, work best in teams and comfortably mix disciplines, rearranging, straddling field boundaries and wish to explore uncharted domains.

Job Open/Close Date: Fall 2020/ Summer 2022.

Required Documents

To apply for the position, please send the following documents to Pauline.provini@cri-paris.org:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter summarizing research interests, professional experience, and career
  3. Names and Contact Information for References

Please have 2 recommendations forwarded directly to Dr. Pauline Provini email address by those individuals providing the references. These should not come from the applicant.

Review of applications will begin on September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

PhD candidate – in the field of development and testing of innovative intervertebral disk implants

For our Medical Technology Divisionin Plochingen, Germany, we are looking for a

PhD candidate – in the field of development and testing of innovative intervertebral disk implants

with the following main tasks:

  • Research with focus on the mechanical evaluation of implant designs for spinal column mobility, determination of safety and performance considering adverse loading situation which have not yet been defined by standards, within the framework of the EU-funded project NU-SPINE
  • Participation in the meetings necessary for the development of the project, including occasional travelling within the EU
  • Independent work and interaction with other research members of the NU-SPINE network
  • Participation in joint discussions within the broader research group and the network
  • Preparation of the results for publication and participation in appropriate conferences for their dissemination
  • innovative thinking, creativity and critical assessment in the application of appropriate approaches within the research field

your profile:

  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering or a comparable degree
  • good time management and planning skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure
  • very good written and oral communication and presentation skills in English
  • Independent, committed and systematic way of working

The eligibility criteria for this specific project are as follows:

  • At the date of recruitment, you must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the undergraduate degree.
  • You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

1st MUSKITYR Symposium 2.-3.12.2019 in Günzburg

PhD position

PhD position

COMPUTER OPTIMIZATION OF SCAFFOLDS FOR BONEREGENERATION

A PhD position is available within the Computational Mechanobiology Group at the Julius Wolff Institute (Charite Medical School in Berlin) on the topic of computational optimization.

Background

Although bone has the fascinating ability to self-regenerate after injury, large bone defects often lead to delayed or non-unions. The treatment of these conditions remains a clinical challenge for which scaffold-based strategies appear as a promising approach. In this approach, 3D open porous structures are implanted in the bone defect with the aim to support bone regeneration. Although, preliminary pre- and clinical data show encouraging results, there is still a need to optimize these scaffolds to ensure successful healing. The growth of new bone within the scaffold is influenced by many factors, such as the scaffold architecture, material properties, patient health condition, etc. The aim of this project is to investigate the potential optimization of scaffolds to promote bone regeneration within large bone defects.

Tasks

You will develop computer models to simulate the bone healing process and the interaction between mechanical signals (strains) within the healing region and biological processes (e.g. cellular migration, matrix deposition, etc.) taking place. You will simulate the interaction of the bone regeneration process with scaffold-support structures and develop algorithms for the computer optimization of the scaffold design to promote the bone healing process. You will be able to compare model predictions with experimental data from animal studies (e.g. histology, microCT) and to have access to patient data. The project is part of a research collaboration between several Institutes on the topic of “Personalised Bone Defect Treatment” (Funded by the BMBF).

Your profile

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematical Biology or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Modelling will be advantageous
  • Experience in Programming is required (e.g. C/C++, Matlab)
  • High motivation and strong interest in research

What we provide

This position is available for a period of three years. Salary will be commensurate with experience. You will work in a friendly team and in a unique research environment. As a PhD student you will be associated to the Berlin-Brandenburg School of Regenerative Therapies (www.bsrt.de) and benefit from the interaction with international students. Starting date: 1st October, 2019.page1image33948992

Apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter and two references that could be contacted. Please email the application to Prof. Checa via email at: sara.checa@charite.de

Technical staff member (m/f/d)

Advertisement N xx/2019

At the University of Rostock, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Sport Science, Chair Exercise Science, subject to funding, applications are invited for the position, starting as soon as possible and unlimited, of a:

Technical staff member (m/f/d)
(pay scheme TV-L E 13, full-time 40 hours/week, unlimited)

Remit:

  • Operation, maintenance and repair of the entire technical equipment of the exercise science lab, especially of the DFG-funded GRAIL (Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab)
  • Realisation of virtual realities and data-acquisition as well as data-processing routines for the GRAIL and other hardware
  • Contribution to planning, realisation and operation of experimental setups within the framework of projects (hardware-control and software-triggering)
  • Contribution to a data privacy protection and data security conception for the exercise science lab, compilation of a manual for the lab
  • Inventory and administration of the technical equipment, protection and responsibility for the inventory (e.g. Lab planning, ordering, authorisation of cleaning, …)
  • Oral and written communication with manufacturers and providers of laboratory techniques
  • Contribution to the preparation and administration of the web page of the work area of exercise science

Requirements:

  • Final degree (diploma, state examination, or bachelor degree) of an university of applied sciences in informatics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical technique, sport science or comparable subject with at least good result
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German are necessary
  • A minimum of physical appropriateness for the handling of heavy tools is required
  • Very good programming skills e.g. in: C++, Matlab, LabView and other graphical computer language
  • Knowledge and interest on biomechanical and electrophysiological methods (particularly GRAIL, EMG, EEG, kinematics, dynamometry, isokinetic, ergometry, spirometry, …)
  • Readiness to further education and qualification in the related area of responsibility

 

We offer:

  • Wide variety of possible assignments as well as interesting and challenging tasks in a university, which is rich in tradition but also innovative, modern and family friendly, being situated in a lively city at the Baltic Sea
  • Employment in accordance with the provisions of the public sector’s wage agreement (TV-L)
  • Full-time employment
  • Remuneration will be paid in accordance with remuneration group 10 TV-L/10 Ü if the personal and tariff prerequisites are satisfied

Further information:

The position is generally suitable for part-time work. If appropriate applications are submitted, it will be considered whether part-time employment can be permitted according to the public service law requirements.

The position is generally unlimited. As far as the legal possibility for a temporal limitation of the position according to § 14 Abs. 2 TzBfG is given, we keep open to make use of it.

The University of Rostock is committed to its university leadership guidelines.

Equal opportunity is an essential part of our human resources policy. In case of equal qualification, applications from severely disabled people or equivalent are explicitly welcome. The University of Rostock seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages female applicants to apply for this position. We welcome applications from people of other nationalities or with a migration background.

On Request, the Personnel Council can be brought in. Please submit a formless application to your application documents.

We are looking forward to your application. Please send your informative documents until 22th of September with the email subject „Advertisement N 80/2019“ to bewerbungen.personal@uni-rostock.de. Only applications, which are send to this e-mail-address, in time and as one single pdf-document, will be included in the selection process. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, your data collected as part of the application process are collected, processed and used in accordance with the relevant data protection rules. However, we point out that the transmission of your e-mail is carried out unencrypted.

Please note that the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania does not reimburse application and travel costs.

For further questions, please contact:
Institute of Sport Science
Prof. Dr. Sven Bruhn, E-Mail: sven.bruhn@uni-rostock.de

Administration
Beatrice Gutzmer, Tel. 0381/498-1277

Postanschrift:
Universität Rostock
Dezernat Personal- und Personalentwicklung D 18051 Rostock

PhD student in Biomimetics

The Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences (HSB) is characterized by the poles of tradition and innovation. Although its roots extend back more than two hundred years, our range of faculties is modern and uniquely oriented toward the future. The HSB is member of UAS7, a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research. Since its foundation in 2005 the Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre (B-I-C) at the HSB has been coordinating research activities in the fields of fundamental interdisciplinary research and development.

Currently the B-I-C is looking for an outstanding PhD candidate to conduct a highly interdisciplinary research project at the interface of biology, biomechanics and engineering. Research within the project will focus on the biomechanical and morphological analysis of skeletal structures with an initial emphasis on arthropod exoskeletons and echinoderm endoskeletons. One of the main goals of the project is the analysis, development and construction of bio-inspired joint structures for aerospace applications. The student will work closely together with Prof. Dr. Dirks (Biological Structures and Biomimetics) and Prof. Dr. Labisch (Biomechanics and Design). Parts of the project are in close collaboration with industrial partners, allowing the student to gain valuable first-hand experience in industrial research collaboration.

A suitable candidate will have a Master’s degree (or be close to completion) in either organismal biology, biomechanics, engineering or materials sciences. Experience in morphological characterization techniques (microCT, SEM, etc.), construction of custom-made experimental setups and mechanical materials testing is very helpful yet not required. The willingness to gain additional experience in in computational techniques (CAD, FEA and MBD) will be advantageous. A language proficiency level of at least B2 in either English or German is expected, basic knowledge of German will be helpful.

The preferred starting date is end of 2019 or early 2020. The position will be paid on a 65% TVöD 13 level and is limited to a maximum of three years after start. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please send your application including CV, a letter of motivation for a PhD project (one page) and contact details of two possible references via email to

Professor Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks, Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre, Hochschule Bremen, jan-henning.dirks@hs-bremen.de

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)