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Research Assistant (PreDoc, m/f/d)

The BG Unfallklinik Murnau is one of the largest supra-regional trauma centers in Germany with 596 beds and provides care and support for patients from initial care at the scene of the accident to successful social and professional reintegration. In accordance with the principle of the statutory accident insurance “by all appropriate means”, patients here find holistic medical care of the highest standard. Around 2,300 employees care for almost 45,000 patients annually.
Further information: www.bgu-murnau.de
The BG Unfallklinik Murnau is one of the largest clinic groups in Germany (www.bg- kliniken.de) with nine acute care clinics, two clinics for occupational diseases and two accident treatment centers.

As of April 1, 2020 we are looking for a

Research Assistant (PreDoc, m/f/d)

to strengthen our team at the

Institute for Biomechanics

initially limited to 3 years.

Your duties

  • Collaboration in the research project “Population variability in orthopaedic bio- mechanics”. The aim is to develop and mechanically characterize materials that serve as synthetic bones for the development and validation of new implants. The methodological focus is on biomechanical testing, medical imaging and finite element analysis.
  • Preparation of and participation in scientific reports and publications
  • Presentation of research results at scientific events at home and abroad
  • Submission of research proposals, participation in externally funded projects
  • Cooperation in teaching and supervision of interns

Your profile

  • A completed diploma or master’s degree in biomedical engineering, medical technology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, technical physics, materials science or equivalent studies in Germany or abroad
  • Craftsmanship and pleasure in manual laboratory work
  • Basic experience in scientific work
  • Programming experience and affinity to statistical analysis methods
  • Strong communication skills and very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • Reliability, an independent way of working and pleasure in participating in in- ter-disciplinary teams

Our offer

  • A modern working environment with varied activities in a constantly growing clinic with excellent infrastructure and equipment
  • A comprehensive and structured induction training with regulated procedures
  • Further education and development opportunities (e.g. a doctorate at the PMU Salzburg)
  • Support of a work-life balance through flexible working hours and at least 30 days of vacation
  • Attractive remuneration according to TV-BG Kliniken as well as additional social benefits and employee benefits in the region

The inclusion of people with disabilities corresponds to our self-image and we therefore welcome your application.

Please send your application with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and certificates to the Institute of Biomechanics at the BG Unfallklinik Murnau, Prof.- Küntscher-Str. 8, 82418 Murnau or by e-mail to biomechanik@bgu-murnau.de or via our career portal (www.bgu-murnau.de). We are looking forward to meeting you!

PhD Studentship II

PhD Studentship

University: London South Bank University
Location: London, United Kingdom
Department: School of Applied Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
Project Duration: 3 years (starting April 2020)

The School of Applied Sciences and Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre at the University is looking for an experienced and self-motivated applicant for a PhD position in the field of muscle biomechanics. As part of a fully-funded project, and together with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians and sport scientists, the applicant will examine adaptation of human lower limb muscles and tendons to mechanical loading. A full scholarship including tuition fees is available to EU students.

The main tasks related to the position

  • Establishing long-term exercise protocols to develop muscle and tendon biomechanical properties across the age range
  • Analysing human lower-limb muscles using dynamometry, EMG, ultrasonography and MRI


  • A Master of Science in biomechanics, kinesiology or a closely related field
  • Some experience in kinematic and kinetic data collection during human movement; and/or analysing neuromechanical properties of human muscle (for example, dynamometry, EMG, ultrasonography and/or MRI)
  • Some experience in programming, data processing and analysis (e.g. MATLAB)
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English

Candidates are encouraged to send their applications electronically as a single PDF document (detailed CV, copies of certificates, a supporting letter) to k.karamanidis@lsbu.ac.uk

The expected starting date is April 2020 and the deadline for submission is 27.01.2020.

Prof Kiros Karamanidis PhD in Biomechanics
Professor in Ageing and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
School of Applied Sciences
London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 781 579 91
E-mail: k.karamanidis@lsbu.ac.uk

PhD Studentship I

PhD Studentship

University: London South Bank University
Location: London, United Kingdom
Department: School of Applied Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
Project Duration: 3 years (starting April 2020)

The School of Applied Sciences and Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre at the University is looking for an experienced and self-motivated applicant for a PhD position in the field of biomechanics. As part of a fully-funded project, and together with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians and sport scientists, the applicant will develop a method to assess human knee and hip joint axes of rotation. A full scholarship including tuition fees is available to both EU and international students.

The main tasks related to the position

  • Establishing a non-invasive method for clinical application to determine knee and hip joint axes of rotation in older and obese people during muscle contractions
  • Developing image processing methods to automatically track the movement of bony landmarks during contractions and passive movements


  • A Master of Science in bioengineering or a closely related field
  • Extensive experience in programming, data processing and analysis (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python)
  • A background in mechanical engineering or robotics as well as in human movement sciences
  • Advanced image and analogue signal processing skills
  • A developed interest in sports and/or human movement sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English

Candidates are encouraged to send their applications electronically as a single PDF document (detailed CV, copies of certificates, a supporting letter) to k.karamanidis@lsbu.ac.uk

The expected starting date is April 2020 and the deadline for submission is 27.01.2020.

Prof Kiros Karamanidis PhD in Biomechanics
Professor in Ageing and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
School of Applied Sciences
London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 781 579 91
E-mail: k.karamanidis@lsbu.ac.uk

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).


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.

PhD position

PhD position


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.


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.


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


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)


  • 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


  • 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

Beatrice Gutzmer, Tel. 0381/498-1277

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.


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.