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PhD Project / Research Engineer
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline – Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
- Proven experience in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++, C#, Java).
- Proven excellent oral and written communication skills with well-developed interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
- A proven enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, willing to take part in personal skills training, international travel and public outreach activities.
- 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.
- Demonstrated commitment to high quality research.
- A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
- Experience in using or developing computer image processing tools (segmentation, registration).
- Experience in the reporting and management of project progress.
- Demonstrable experience/competence in dissemination of research findings.
- A creative, innovative, team-working attitude.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Walter Maetzler email@example.com
Senior Scientist (PostDoc) (m/f) in the field of metallic biomaterials imaging and multimodal data handling
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is November, 1st, 2018.
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)
- 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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com. 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
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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 .
Posdoc position: Computer Modeling of Angiogenesis (Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin)
A post-doctoral fellowship is available within the Computational Mechanobiology Group at the Julius Wolff Institute (Charité Medical School in Berlin). This position is funded through a collaboration grant (Research Unit 2165: Regeneration in Aged Individuals) from the German Research Foundation (DFG) to study the mechano-biological regulation of sprouting angiogenesis during bone regeneration. Research goals are being addressed through a combination of in vitro/in vivo experimentation and computer modeling.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: mechanics, bioinformatics, computational biology and/or computational mechanics. Strong programming and computer modelling skills are required. The position is available for two years with an option to renew provided that adequate progress is made and that the project funding is continued.
The work will be conducted in an interdisciplinary research environment composed of engineers, biologists and clinicians. As a postdoc you will be associated to the Berlin-Brandenburg School of Regenerative Therapies (www.bsrt.de) and benefit from the interaction with international scientists.
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and two references by August 31, 2018. Applications should be sent to: Prof. Sara Checa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Sara Checa
Julius Wolff Institute
Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
Campus Virchow Klinikum
Biomechanical analysis of the performance of a musician in relation with the mechanical properties of the instrument (3 years)
Location: University of Technology of Compiegne (France)
PhD Position is open in collaboration with the research unit Biomechanics and Bioengineering (UMR-CNRS 7338) (https://bmbi.utc.fr/ ) and the Laboratory Roberval ( FRE-CRNS 2012) (https://roberval.utc.fr/ ) at the University of Technology of Compiegne (France) (www.utc.fr ) for three years.
The project description:
Gestures of musicians do not only lead to sound production, they may also be seen as the achievement of an artistic performance. Preliminary studies during laboratory sessions have already demonstrated that expert musicians present an extreme reproducibility of their motion. Furthermore, this motion is directly linked to the skill level of a performer and the instrument they play. In addition, motion analysis of musicians can be used to develop gesture-learning paradigms.
The core of the present research project is to investigate how a novice becomes an expert and how the mechanical properties of the instrument affect a musician’s performance. This does not only take into account the accuracy of the musical performance but also the spatio-temporal characteristics of the gestures of the performer. The focus of this research would be to perform motion capture analysis and comparison during both laboratory and live concert sessions, which will require the integration of sensors onto the instrument(s) to monitor the influence of mechanical and acoustical properties on the performance. Investigation will focus on percussion instruments, such as snare drum, marimba, kettledrum, vibraphone, etc.
This project presents topological and methodological challenges, in particular the identification of state variables of multibody kinematical chains, considering both the musician and the sticks. The protocol will have to be designed in order to set up a motion capture session that does not disturb the musician.
This project will be under the auspices of the interdisciplinary institute “Collegium Musicae” of Sorbonne Université, allying scientists with different backgrounds (musicology, music performance, mathematics, acoustics, ethnology, biomechanics, etc.).
- Background in Mechanics ( science of materials )
- Background in Biomechanics/ Motion capture appreciated
- Ability to collect and analyze experimental data
- Experience with computation ( Matlab, python,… )
- Excellent oral / written communication in English and French
All information concerning the university of technology of Compiegne and the Compiegne area can be found respectively under www.utc.fr
Please send your applications including your CV (including a publications list and a summary of the previous research experience, a cover letter, and a recommendation letter per email as soon as possible)to: Prof. Frédéric
Marin (email@example.com) and prof. Zoheir Aboura (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The selected candidate will then be contacted by beginning June to prepare an application at the doctoral programme university of technology of Compiegne ( https://www.utc.fr/formations/candidater-a-lutc/candidater-au- doctorat-utc.html ).
The successful candidate will be auditioned between June 25 and June 29. The start of the project will start at the earliest in October 2018.
MSCA EU-funded European Industrial Doctorate “SPINe: Numerical and Experimental Repair strategies (SPINNER)”
In the framework of the MSCA EU-funded European Industrial Doctorate “SPINe: Numerical and Experimental Repair strategies (SPINNER)” we are recruiting a total of six international PhD students.
Please see the project website for specific details on the consortium: https://spinner-eid.eu
The individual positions/projects available are advertised here:https://www.findaphd.com/search/phd.aspx?keywords=spinner
The call is open and selections will take place in May, to start in November 2018.
PhD Position – Machine learning for improvement of control strategies for lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics
The Department for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany) is currently recruiting one doctoral fellow position.
The post holder’s key responsibilities will be the development of computational models for the synthesis of human motor skills into advanced orthotic and prosthetic technologies for the lower extremities. In addition s/he will use machine learning for improvement of control strategies for lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics. This includes biomedical data acquisition, analysis and validation (in Opensim and Matlab) and development and implementation of machine learning algorithms.
The post holder will be enrolled at the University Medical Center Göttingen and work within the Department for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery (Applied Surgical and Rehabilitation Technology Lab: http://www.neurorehabilitation-systems.de/1000/home/). The position belongs to the INOPRO project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This research consortium of 11 academic and industry partners aims at using novel mechanisms and strategies to design more intelligent prostheses and orthoses.
This position (TVL, 50%) is immediately available pending formal administrative approval and initially limited to 3 years.
The candidate must hold a master’s or an equivalent degree in Computer Engineering (with emphasis on machine learning), Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, with previous highly relevant experience in the area of biomechanical modeling, musculoskeletal modeling and simulation and machine learning with application to wearable assistive technologies. Candidates must have advanced programming skills in MATLAB and Opensim. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential.
This job represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with a team-oriented spirit and a high level of intellectual and scientific competence.
Please send via email a fully detailed resume including a letter of motivation, CV, university transcripts, publications and contact information of two professional references in a single PDF-file. Qualified candidates will be contacted upon arrival of their resumes.
Resumes should be sent to: email@example.com
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.
For informal discussions contact Professor Philipp Thurner, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Send applications to email@example.com no later than March 9th 2018