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Research Engineer/Sr. Research Engineer – Orthopaedics Research

Research Engineer/Sr. Research Engineer – Orthopaedics Research

Center for Orthopedic Research, Innovation and Training (CORIT) – Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School, Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Position Summary:

Performs engineering functions related to independent research projects and collaborates with other researchers in science or engineering. Impacts design and coordination of research laboratory experiments.

Orthopaedics Research

Full Time

Exempt

TMC location 

Strongly preferred skills/experience in mechanical design & analysis, finite element analysis (FEA).

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides technical engineering expertise in the performance of laboratory experiments, data collection, and analysis.
  2. Sets up new experiments and maintains and/or modifies current experiments by assessing experimental needs and arranges the use of equipment.
  3. Coordinates laboratory utilization and equipment sharing among various researchers.
  4. Researches options for new equipment and supplies.
  5. Modifies computer software, uses power tools, and fabricates small adapters and mounts.
  6. Assists with instrumentation development.

Certification/Skills:

  • Ability to undertake complex and challenging projects.
  • Excellent research and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use computer systems or specified equipment that is essential for the related areas.
  • Ability to interact with scientists and researcher from other disciplines is crucial.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer and information science or other applied sciences.

Minimum Experience:

Two years experience in applied research or related field. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

As you may already know, UTHealth recently decided to take an important and necessary step to protect members of our community against COVID-19 by making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all employees, residents, fellows, contractors, and volunteers. Individuals subject to the vaccination requirement must be fully vaccinated on or by January 4th, 2022. Additionally, all members of our community—including students and visitors—are required to comply with our new COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocol, which contains masking and physical distancing requirements that applies in certain settings depending on the individual’s vaccination status. 

In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (Director)

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (Director)

Center for Orthopedic Research, Innovation and Training (CORIT) – Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School, Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure research track faculty position in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Research.  The Department seeks a visionary and energetic leader to direct research activities within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s Center for Orthopedic Research, Innovation and Training (CORIT). This individual will be responsible for directing the research initiative for the department’s Arthroplasty section in collaboration with the arthroplasty faculty as well as supporting the department’s research program. As well this individual will oversee the CORIT research staff of 8 engineers and support personnel.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and boasts a strong economy with a relatively low cost of living (www.houstontx.gov).The McGovern Medical School is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world with eight million patient visits and more than 180,000 surgeries annually. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery within UTHealth is highly ranked in both clinical and academic Orthopaedics and has  established 3 research facilities at different campuses across the UTHealth system. The Center for Orthopedic Research, Innovation and Training is located in a UT facility adjoining the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Bellaire, Texas.

Active areas of research at CORIT include:

  • Evaluation, optimization and development of computer-assisted and robotic technologies in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Development of treatment strategies for improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periprosthetic fractures
  •  Experimental and computational modelling of joint arthroplasty of the knee, hip shoulder and ankle as well as modelling applications in other areas of orthopaedic surgery.
  • Evaluation and development of innovative measures to reduce the incidence of prosthetic joint infections during Orthopedic procedures.
  • Creation of a clinical Registry of Joint Replacement patients and integration into clinical practice within the Joint Replacement division.

Position Key Accountabilities: Primary Responsibilities of the Director:

  • Oversee the research activities and academic output of the Center for Orthopedic Research Innovation and Training.
  • Recruit, train, develop and mentor the next generation of engineers, scientists and physician-scientists working in orthopaedic research;
  • Manage and grow the financial resources of the Center to advance its educational, scientific, and service missions;
  • Develop a successful research program in close alignment with the research strategy of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery with a primary focus on the Arthroplasty
  • Participate in the academic development, selection and mentoring of UT surgeons, staff, medical students, residents and fellows

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have an established reputation of excellence and accomplishment in research and academic leadership in Joint Reconstruction, in addition to:

  • Doctoral degree in Engineering, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Robotics or a field of Science related to Orthopedic Surgery.
  • History of productivity in collaborative research related to Orthopedic Surgery leading to publications in scholarly journals;
  • Track record in securing funding for sustained independent research;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with surgical faculty in Orthopedics.
  • Previous experience in successfully managing teams of research investigators

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

As you may already know, UTHealth recently decided to take an important and necessary step to protect members of our community against COVID-19 by making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all employees, residents, fellows, contractors, and volunteers. Individuals subject to the vaccination requirement must be fully vaccinated on or by January 4th, 2022. Additionally, all members of our community—including students and visitors—are required to comply with our new COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocol, which contains masking and physical distancing requirements that applies in certain settings depending on the individual’s vaccination status. 

In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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PhD position in inertial sensor-based movement analysis for personalized therapeutic interventions in patients with Parkinson’s disease

PhD position in inertial sensor-based movement analysis for personalized therapeutic interventions in patients with Parkinson’s disease

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Laboratory for Movement Biomechanics in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology of ETH Zurich is seeking a doctoral student for a project on personalized therapeutic interventions to improve gait and movement quality in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The position is fully funded by a recently awarded LOOP grant to Prof. Dr. Bill Taylor and the StimuLOOP research consortium.

Project background

About the lab:

The Laboratory for Movement Biomechanics and the Neuromuscular Biomechanics groupspecializes in the field of human movement science with approaches for assessing the quality of movement and functional performance. Our aim is to extract key information on an individual’s functional status and thereby lay the foundations for understanding and monitoring the degenerative changes that occur with musculoskeletal and neuromotor pathologies, but also the adaptation that results from ageing or rehabilitation. The development and validation of novel movement-based biomarkers has thereby enabled encompassing approaches to support clinical decision-making in the fields of gerontology, orthopaedics and neurology, but also opens perspectives on the objective assessment of both medical technologies and therapies alike.

About the project:

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurological diseases in the elderly population and account for substantial disability and health care costs. Disability is largely driven by mobility deficits caused by impaired gait. Effective treatments to improve gait are available, but treatment response differs strongly between patients and often fails. This variability is caused by heterogeneity in disease and deficit phenotypes. Addressing this heterogeneity requires personalisation, a concept we refer to as precision neurorehabilitation.

With the StimuLOOP project, we want to introduce novel and highly personalized therapeutic interventions to improve gait and movement quality in PD patients, using state of the art technologies to provide real-time neurofeedback and enhance the consolidation of real-time learning through an innovative sleep intervention. Results from this project have strong implications for future research covering different deficits such as speech/language, cognition, arm function, and adaptive deep brain stimulation which will soon be technically possible and may be a major clinical improvement in Parkinson treatment.

Job description

We wish to recruit a PhD student to join our team and help us maximise the potential of our state-of-the-art wearable device (www.ZurichMOVE.com) and analytics for the comprehensive assessment of gait and movement characteristics in elderly subjects.

  1. Lead and support the data collection in the project through testing and trials
  2. Improve existing methods and develop new methods for the analysis of inertial-sensor data from both indoor movement tasks and real-world movement monitoring in both healthy and pathological populations.
  3. Contribute to the quantification of movement quality, in particular gait, to provide new and meaningful endpoints for clinical trials for personalizing therapeutic strategies in people with PD.
  4. Build machine learning and statistical models to extract gait signatures from movement patterns to associate an individual’s quality of movement with their underlying neural damage and resulting motor deficit.
  5. Supervise clinical measurements of movement using these technological developments in cohorts of PD subjects before and after neuro-rehabilitation therapy.

Your profile

Essential experience and characteristics:

  1. Experience with developing computational algorithms for inertial sensor-based movement analysis is necessary for this position.
  2. Good knowledge of statistics is required for quantitative reasoning and comparative analyses of cohort/subject specific data
  3. Proficient oral and written English skills (indicated by proven ability to write scientific papers and deliver conference presentations). Proficiency in German is considered a bonus. Strong inter-personal and communication skills are a pre-requisite.
  4. Experience with working in a biomechanics laboratory and handling motion capture systems, force plates, and processing software is a strong benefit, but not necessarily required.

The preferred starting date for this position is January 2022. The job will be located in and around Zürich, Switzerland.

Opportunities for personal growth:

  1. Grow your skills: the position entails working within a high-level scientific laboratory with strong colleagues, scientific collaborators, and clinical partners.
  2. Grow your academic career: mentor undergrad and grad students, grant writing, conference attendance and presentation, and network with experts within Zürich and worldwide.
  3. Switzerland is endowed with an extraordinary variety of natural landscape (mountains, lakes, and rivers) to switch off after work and build your skills outside workplace.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application by 15th November 2021 including:

  1. A letter outlining your motivation to
    1. undertake a PhD
    2. apply for this specific position and how it aligns with your research interests / career goals
    3. join the Laboratory for Movement Biomechanics and ETH Zurich
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Complete academic record with undergraduate and graduate courses and grades
  4. Contact information of 2-3 potential referees

The selection committee will review all applications within 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed by email to Mr. Deepak Ravi, deepak.ravi@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Assistant/Associate Professor

Application Review Begin Date: September 1, 2021
Job Number: 501335
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton

Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association

Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Development
Assistant/Associate Professor
Fall 2022

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin Fall 2022 in Neuromechanics, Biomechanics, Motor control, Neuroscience, or related disciplines. This position is open to candidates with training in a variety of areas, but preference will be given to scholars whose training and work focuses on clinical populations with motor dysfunction. Primary teaching assignments will include both introductory and upper-level biomechanics and motor control courses (e.g., Principles of Human Movement, Human Motor Control and Learning, Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement, Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury, Motor Control and Movement Dysfunction, Advanced Study in Biomechanics).

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and of courses in their area(s) of specialization. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship and creative activities commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Neuromechanics, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field by the time of appointment;
  • A strong foundation/training in Neuromechanics, Biomechanics research techniques, and Motor Control theories;
  • Demonstrated ability/potential to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student population, including first‐generation college students;
  • Record of scholarship in their respective area of specialization; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Preferred Qualifications

The Department is particularly interested in candidates with:

  • Experience working with clinical populations with motor dysfunction.
  • Familiarity/experience with high-impact teaching practices.

Application Materials

A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position #501335, and provide the following required materials:

  • A letter of intent indicating what attracted you to this position at CSUF and how you meet the required (we are particularly interested in your training in neuromechanics, biomechanics and motor control theories) and preferred (if applicable) qualifications listed above. The letter of intent should also address how your experiences prepared you to serve the department, university, and scientific communities (submitted as a single pdf).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Research statement detailing, 1) scholarly agenda, (2) accomplishments, (3) work in progress, and (4) future plans and two representative samples of scholarship (submitted as a single pdf).
  • Teaching statement detailing, 1) teaching philosophy and how it shapes, or would shape, your course content, 2), teaching experience and qualifications, and 3) courses most suited to teach (submitted as a single pdf).
  • Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
    • This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information.
    • Semi-finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Joao Barros (Search Committee Chair) at jbarros@fullerton.edu or call 657‐278-5986.

Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by September 1, 2021. The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 2022.

Additional Information

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php)

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Happy Feet – Multi-scale models of the ankle-foot complex Ref. BAP-2021-492

At KU Leuven, a multidisciplinary ankle-foot biomechanics research group, is active with the aim of understanding ankle-foot dysfunction in orthopedic populations and to optimize orthopedic and rehabilitation approaches.

We have a long-standing tradition in quantifying musculoskeletal loading using in vivo 3D motion capture data in combination with medical- imaging based musculoskeletal and finite element models. More recently, 4D CT scanning techniques have being developed in combination with a foot manipulator to measure in vivo bone kinematics. Furthermore, our group developed a unique gait simulator for cadaveric experimentation allowing in vitro experimental measurements of foot bone kinematics and ankle pressure.

Within our research team, we offer a unique opportunity to collaborate with biomechanical engineers, specialists in motion analysis as well as clinicians and industrial partners. The group is a collaboration between Prof Jos Vander Sloten (department mechanical engineering – biomechanics group) and Prof Ilse Jonkers (department of human movement science – human movement biomechanics group). We also collaborate with The Institute for Orthopaedic Research and Training (IORT), headed by Prof. Lennart Scheys, a multidisciplinary group associated with KU Leuven and the University Hospitals Leuven (department of Orthopaedics) that houses our in vitro simulator. There is a strong connection with the Belgian society of foot-ankle surgeons.

This research is also aligned with the activities of the Horizon2020 project In Silico World – https://insilico.world Project where Bryce Killen is the leading postdoctoral researcher.

https://gbiomed.kuleuven.be/english/research/50000737/groups/HMB

Responsibilities

Today, we are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to further advance the development and validation of our image-based musculoskeletal and finite element (FE) ankle-foot models.

To this end, historical data from the group’s in vitro simulator and dynamic imaging set-ups can be used as well as the potential to collect new data.

We expect you

  • to conduct scientific research activities on the loading in the foot-ankle complex, more specific to
    • further develop our suite of musculoskeletal models and solidify the personalization workflows available within the team
    • design and conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments for validation of the musculoskeletal modeling workflow
    • develop an FE modeling workflow for the foot-ankle complex and
    • liaise with clinical and industrial partners to further enhance the impact of our modeling work through applied proof-of-concept studies.
  • to assist in further developing this research line and writing of research proposals in this area, also together with our clinical partners.
  • to supervise master student projects of biomedical engineering, human movement science and rehabilitation science in this research area.
  • to contribute to teaching elective classes in the biomedical engineering and human movement science program.
  • to provide administrative and technical support of activities within the research group, department or faculty.

Key words: Biomechanics, image-based modeling, foot, medical imaging, finite element, in vitro, validation

Profile

This position is open for interested postdoc candidates with an interest in the use, design, and validation of modeling workflows to elucidate ankle-foot function and to optimize treatment in relevant orthopaedic patients.

  • The postdoc candidate holds a doctoral degree in biomedical/mechanical engineering or movement/biomedical sciences.
  • The candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in image-based musculoskeletal modelling or finite element modelling.
  • Interest in conducting in vivo and in vitro experimental work is mandatory. Experience in either of these areas – particularly in-vitro will be looked on favourably.

 

Candidates planning to finish their PhD in summer or fall 2021 are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should be highly interested in working in a multi-disciplinary environment consisting of engineers, physical therapists and medical doctors.

Offer

  • Position is granted for 1 year
  • Type of Position: Scholarship
  • Timing: Applications should be received by August 15th, 2021. Interviews are planned during second half of August, 2021. Start date is negotiable but preferably October 2021.
  • Duration of the Project: The position will be assigned initially for 1 year – as is standard practice. The candidate will be supported to apply for personal funding.

 

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Ilse Jonkers, tel.: +32 16 32 91 05, mail: ilse.jonkers@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. ir. Jos Vander Sloten, tel.: +32 16 32 70 99, mail: jos.vandersloten@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than August 15, 2021 via the online application tool : http://www.kuleuven.be/eapplyingforjobs/light/60035284

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

Research Associate (m/f/d)

Job offering W 57/2021

The University of Rostock offers you a diverse, varied and challenging job in a tradition-conscious, innovative, modern and family-friendly university in a lively city by the sea.

At the Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Sports Sciences, Chair of Biomechanics we are offering the following position, subject to allocation of funds, as of 01.09.2021, for a limited period until 01.09.2024:

Research Associate (m/f/d)
(EG 13 TV-L, part time, 30 h/week, temporary, qualification position)

Field of activity

  • Research on biomechanics and control of the human leg e.g. in rotational movements, lateral movements or also locomotion under perturbations with the aim of scientific qualification.
  • Conduct experiments, modeling, and simulations as part of guided and independent research activities.
  • Development of study designs and experimental setups in a new laboratory to be established.
  • Optional construction of simple bouncing and walking robots to demonstrate theoretical concepts
  • Publication of research results
  • Contribution to third-party funding research proposals
  • Scientific teaching in an amount of 3 semester hours in theoretical and/or practical courses with a focus on research-based transfer of knowledge and skills in order to teach students to conduct independent scientific research
  • Involvement in academic self-government

Recruitment requirements

  • Completed (or soon to be completed) academic studies (state examination, diploma, master’s degree or comparable degree) e.g. sports or exercise science, engineering, physics, mathematics or comparable studies with at least good results
  • Experience with mathematical modeling and simulations
  • Strong interest in the study of how the musculoskeletal system generates movement
  • Confident knowledge of the German and English languages, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work in a team, communication skills and interest in working in interdisciplinary work groups
  • Personal relation to the field of sports
  • Willingness to work seriously and with commitment on a project of one’s own scientific qualification

We offer

  • Employment relationship under the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Länder (TV-L) with the employer Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, represented by the University of Rostock
  • Remuneration with pay group 13 if the personal and collective agreement requirements are met.
  • An individual assignment of the experience level according to the collective agreement, taking into account your previous work experience
  • 30 days annual leave and special annual payment; additional pension scheme (VBL)
  • Flexible working time arrangements
  • A wide range of offers to promote health and reconcile work and family life, e.g. through our family office or our URgesund health management program.
  • Variety of further training opportunities, including language courses, IT courses, seminars on professional development
  • Possibility to participate in the extensive range of activities offered by the university sports center

We as an employer

Equal opportunities are important to us. We welcome applications from suitable severely disabled persons or persons of equal status. We aim to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore encourage relevantly qualified women to apply. We welcome applications from people of all nationalities or with a migration background.

Formal notes

The fixed term of the employment relationship is based on § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.
If desired, the staff council may be consulted in the selection process.
For this purpose, please enclose an informal application with your application documents.
We look forward to receiving your online application with informative documents by
30.06.2021 at the latest. Only applications received via our application portal will be considered. Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be covered by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For further information please contact:

Institute of Sports Sciences: Herr Prof. Dr. Christian Rode, christian.rode@uni-rostock.de

Human Resources Service: Frau Beatrice Gutzmer, Tel. 0381/498-1277

PhD position in Biomedical Engineering

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The Clinic of Internal Medicine 3 – Rheumatology & Immunology, University Hospital and Friedrich- Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany invites applications for a PhD position in Biomedical Engineering:

“Movement Patterns in Hand Motion from Empathokinesthetic Sensor Data as a Diagnostic Parameter for Disease Activity in Patients with Rheumatic Disease” D01

Background:

The planned research is embedded in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1483 EmpkinS. With 19 exciting scientific subprojects, 24 highly interdisciplinary principal investigators, and about 30 newly hired researchers working within the SFB, EmpkinS will provide a research environment that will create visibility globally. The doctoral candidate will analyze methods to detect relevant patterns in hand movement from motion capture and empathokinesthetic sensor data and relate sensor outcomes with clinical data.

Requirements:

We are looking for a motivated and creative doctoral candidate, capable of working in an interdisciplinary team, with an above-average master or comparable university qualification in medical engineering, sport/movement science, sports technology, biotechnology, computer science or similar fields. Experience in motion capture methods is highly appreciated. The candidate must have a strong knowledge of biomechanics/mechanics, numerical methods, biostatistics and programming skills as well as a general understanding of musculoskeletal function.

Work Environment:

Research in the Internal Medicine 3 of the University Hospital Erlangen is in the field of Rheumatology and Immunology and encompasses clinical and basic science in inflammatory autoimmune diseases. With this project we aim at characterizing hand motion in relation to disease activity in arthritis (rheumatoid and psoriasis arthritis). Clinical data acquired in our outpatient clinics will be integrated with motion capture data acquired in close collaboration with the FAU Institute of Applied Dynamics (LTD).

Position and Application:

The project start date is July 1 or later. This is a temporary position for 3 years. Remuneration is based on the collective agreement for civil servants in Germany (TV-L E13, 50% position). The appointee may pursue doctoral studies in the Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering. Applications from severely disabled persons, in the case of equal suitability, will be treated preferentially. Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply as there is a policy in place at the University to increase the proportion of female staff.

Please submit your application (motivation letter, tabular CV, certificates) as one document indicating the project code D01 by e-mail by June 14, 2021 to empkins-jobs@fau.de.

Dr. Anna-Maria Liphardt, PD Dr. Arnd Kleyer, Prof. Dr. Georg Schett Medizin 3, Rheumatologie & Immunologie, Universtitätsklinikum Erlangen Ulmenweg 18, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

https://www.medizin3.uk-erlangen.de/

Full Professorship (W3) for Sportscience with focus on Science of Training- and Movement Sciences

 Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You’ll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people – right in the heart of one of Germany’s most beautiful cities.

The University of Freiburg’s human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Sportscience with focus on Science of Training- and Movement Sciences (Succession: Prof. Dr. Albert Gollhofer)

in the Department of of Sport and Exercise Science to be filled by 1st. April 2022.

The professor is expected to research functional adaptation processes to training and exercise and the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system in sports and represent these fields in teaching. The research should be able to transfer from basic research to applications in sports and exercise.

An internationally network researcher with proven expertise in sport-related movement research with detailed knowledge in biomechanical and exercise science methodological fields is sought. It is expected that the professor will develop collaborations with other research centers and groups at the University and the University Hospital.

The Professor* is expected to provide exercise and movement science and biomechanical teaching in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in sports science.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here. The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 5 most important publications

Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form (http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf) citing the reference number 00001595, by 28.06.2021 at the latest.

Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

An den Vorsitzenden der Berufungskommission Prodekan Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs
Dekanat der Wirtschafts- und Verhaltenswissenschaftlichen Fakultät Rempartstraße 10-16 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

D-79085 Freiburg
E-Mail: laetitia.laqua@wvf.uni-freiburg.de (per Email in one pdf file)

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Procedure Governing Appoint- ments to Professorships at the University of Freiburg, available under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/for- mulare/berufungsleitfaden-en.pdf

General and legal remarks:

Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allge- meines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – German General Equal Treatment Act).

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

The department offering the position is liable for the content of this job posting. Textual errors do not constitute a basis for any claims or rights. The relevant human resources department has sole respon- sibility for all legal transactions made within the context of the selection and hiring process.

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PostDoc Position in Computational Biomechanics @ TU Wien, Austria

PostDoc Position in Computational Biomechanics @ TU Wien, Austria

The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics at TU Wien, Computational Biomechanics Group of Prof Pahr, is offering a full-time position (40 hours/week) for a post-doc university assistant for two years. The estimated starting date is June 1, 2021.

Tasks:

  • Conducting outstanding research work at an international level in the field of bone biomechanics
  • Supervision of Master and PhDs students
  • Writing grant proposals and acquiring third-party funds
  • Contributing to bachelor and master level teaching
  • Participation in teaching activities and administrative tasks of the institute

Your profile:

  • PhD in the field of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering or a related discipline with a specialization in biomechanics is a prerequisiteA highly motivated, resilient person with very good communication skills
  • The successful candidate will work in the field of computational bone biomechanics
  • Previous experience in bone biomechanics, image processing, finite element modelling, material modelling, computer programming (C++ and Python) are required
  • A very good command of English language skills as well as an appropriate publication record are also required
  • Desirable are experiences with lab experiments, German language skills, and project proposals writing
  • Interest in solving scientific problems in an independent and goal-oriented manner
  • The willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary and international scientific projects
  • Very good scientific communication and scientific writing skills

We offer:

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world.
  • A young, highly motivated, and international team of researchers.
  • An internationally established working group.
  • A well-equipped work environment (soft- and hardware, biomechanics lab).
  • Continuing personal and professional education.
  • Opportunities for presenting research results at leading international conferences.

TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at).

Entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.889,50 month gross, 14 times/year. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until April 8th, 2021.

For inquires on the technical description please contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr (dieter.pahr@tuwien.ac.at).

Application Documents: The application should include a motivation letter, a scientific CV, diploma certificates, list of publications, and a copy of the PhD thesis, all in electronic form.
Applications are only accepted via our online system https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/146061 .

Postdoctoral Position in Miniaturized Optical / Acoustical System for Smart Laser Surgery

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Postdoctoral Position in Miniaturized Optical / Acoustical System for Smart Laser Surgery

100%, Start May 2021 (negotiable)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE) has a Flagship funded project from the Werner Siemens Foundation (Zug/Switzerland). The principal aim of this interdisciplinary project called Minimally Invasive Robot Assisted Computer-guided LaserosteotomE (MIRACLE) is the development of a minimally invasive robotic endoscope for cutting bone with laser light. The successful Postdoc will be part of an interdisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, mechatronics engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and medical doctors. He or She will be able to contribute to the development of a disruptive technology in robotic laser surgery.

Your position

In this project, the Postdoc will be developing a miniaturized optical or/and optoacoustical feedback system for smart medical laser. To develop this fully miniaturized and integrated system we will investigate different optical or/and optoacoutical system design which produce the best prototype for minimally invasive smart laser surgery. Aim is to build miniaturized optical/optoacoustical feedback system (e.g., OCT, optoacoustics, LIBS) and integrate it with a miniaturized laser surgery. The integrated prototype should be able to monitor in real time the cutting depth and changes in bone and/or tissue properties (e.g., mechanical, thermal) during the minimally invasive laser cutting.

Your profile

  • University Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics or closely related fields.
  • Ability to assemble optical, electrical and mechanical system.
  • Experience working and assembling with micro-optics, -electronics, -mechanics and -acoustics is highly desirable.
  • Experience in building miniaturized OCT and/or optoacoustic system (i.e., endoscopic system) is highly desirable.
  • Programming skills (e.g., C++, MATLAB or Labview).
  • Experience working with high power micro-optics is desirable.
  • Experience in optical system design (using e.g., Zemax, CODE V) is desirable.
  • Experience in advanced signal and image processing is a plus.
  • Experience in CUDA or GPU parallel computing is a plus.
  • Applicants are expected to have excellent language skills in English.

We offer

  • Opportunity to work in a highly innovative Flagship project with up to 30 researchers.
  • The position is initially for a year with the possibility for extension based on funding and performance.
  • The salary is very competitive by international standards and will be according to the guidelines of the University of Basel. Five weeks of Holidays per year, 42 working hours per week.
  • Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest of Switzerland. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet.

Application / Contact

Applicants are requested to submit their documentation electronically as a single PDF file by email with the subject “Postdoc Application: Position Micro Optics/Acoustics”. This document should include your letter of motivation, CV with publication list, TOEFL and/or IETLS scores if available as well as the phone number/email of up to three references.
For applications and questions please contact Prof. Dr. Azhar Zam (azhar.zam@unibas.ch). Review will start on March 1st, 2021 and will stay open until the position is filled.