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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.