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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.

PhD-Student – University Assistant in Biomechanics

Open Position: PhD-Student – University Assistant in Biomechanics

Description:

We invite applications for a of a PhD Student – University Assistant position in experimental micro- and nano biomechanics. The position is set within a vibrant research group with a main focus on mechanics of individual collagen fibrils and micromechanics of collagen-rich tissues. The research project to be addressed is two-fold:

  • Further development of experimental testing devices for micro- and nanomechanical characterization of individual collagen fibrils and microscopic tissue samples. This is based on a unique mechanical testing device for nanoscale fibres.
  • Conducting scientific research on the mechanics of individual collagen-fibrils as well as micro-mechanics sections as a function of age, pathology or chemical modification. We have a number of ongoing research projects in this context such that this part will be shaped according to the interests of the applicant.

Further Tasks:

  • Writing of a dissertation on the topic of biomechanics of individual collagen fibrils
  • Participation in higher education teaching activities
  • Writing and participation in writing of scientific publications
  • Presentation of research results at scientific conferences

Qualifications:

  • Completed Diploma- or MSc degree in the area of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or electrical engineering or an equivalent university degree
  • Knowledge / experience in the area of biomechanics
  • Knowledge / experience in computer programming
  • Aim to work on a dissertation towards a doctoral degree
  • German as native speaker or proof German language abilities of at least level B2 according to CEFR for participation in teaching activities
  • Of advantage are: experience in instrumentation, experience in Atomic Force Microscopy, experience with CAD, experience with Matlab experience with LabView, proficiency of English language

We offer:

  • Diverse and exciting work
  • Broad internal & external program for transferable skills as well as flexible working hours
  • Good accessibility via public transport
  • Additional benefits: Fringe-Benefit Katalog der TU Wien

For further information contact Philipp Thurner at philipp.thurner@tuwien.ac.at

To apply use this link: https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/145238 until March 4th 2021

UniversitätsassistentIn (Prae Doc)

Die Medizinische Universität Graz ist eine junge Organisation mit traditionsreichen Wurzeln, die sich an den Werten einer nachhaltigen und umfassenden Gesundheitsversorgung orientiert. Rund 2.100 MitarbeiterInnen arbeiten in Forschung, Lehre und PatientInnenbetreuung. Folgende attraktive und anspruchsvolle Position wird besetzt:

UniversitätsassistentIn (Prae Doc)

Kennung LS-ANAT-2020-000905
Gottfried Schatz Forschungszentrum (für zelluläre Signaltransduktion, Stoffwechsel und Altern) Lehrstuhl für makroskopische und klinische Anatomie Beschäftigungsausmaß 100%
befristet auf 4 Jahre

Ihre Aufgaben in dieser Position beinhalten:

  • Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit auf dem Gebiet der klinischen und angewandten Anatomie und Biomechanik humaner Gewebe
  • Universitäre Lehre und Betreuung von Studierenden im Rahmen des Diplomstudiums Humanmedizin und im Rahmen der Doktoratsstudien
  • Berufsbegleitendes Doktoratsstudium

Für diese vielseitige Position bringen Sie folgende Qualifikationen und Kenntnisse mit:

  • Abgeschlossenes Master- oder Diplomstudium, bevorzugt im Bereich der Humanmedizin, Biologie, oder vergleichbares Studium der Lebenswissenschaften
  • Umfassende Kenntnisse im Fach Anatomie
  • Erfahrung in der Durchführung wissenschaftlicher Projekte im Bereich der Anatomie und/oder
  • Biomechanik
  • Lehrerfahrung im Fachgebiet Anatomie (Vorlesungen, Seminaren sowie Praktika der
  • mikroskopischen (Histologiekurs) und makroskopischen Anatomie (Präparierkurs)
  • Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse (Sprachniveau C1)

Idealerweise zählen zu Ihrem Profil:

  • Erfahrung in der Konzeption und Umsetzung neuer Lehrveranstaltungen/innovativer Lehrmethoden
  • Freude an selbstständiger wissenschaftlicher Arbeit
  • Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit
  • Hohes Maß an Eigenverantwortung
  • Flexibilität und Bereitschaft zu Mehrleistungen

Wir bieten Ihnen ein offenes und freundliches Arbeitsumfeld, eine verantwortungsvolle Tätigkeit in einem engagierten Team und ein herausforderndes Aufgabengebiet. Ein umfassendes Weiterbildungsangebot eröffnet Ihnen langfristige persönliche Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten.

Die Med Uni Graz ist bemüht, Menschen mit Behinderung in allen Bereichen einzustellen, daher werden Personen mit ausschreibungsadäquater Qualifikation besonders ermutigt, sich zu bewerben.

Übermitteln Sie uns Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen bitte innerhalb der angegebenen Bewerbungsfrist über unser Online-Portal https://www.medunigraz.at/human- resources/offene-stellen/. Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 31. Dezember 2020.

PostDoc Position in Computational Biomechanics

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 March 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 January 7th, 2021.

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.

For inquires on the technical description please contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr (dieter.pahr@tuwien.ac.at). Applications are only accepted via our online system https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/140623.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Multiscale Mechanics of Mineralised Tissues

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Vacancy Details

Job Reference IRC27904
Closing Date 8 Aug 2020 23:00 (UK time)
Salary £32,817– £38,017 (Grade 7)
Location Edinburgh
Department Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
Category Academic and Research
Status Full-time
Duration of Contract (months) 36 months
Informal enquiries by email to: Dr Uwe Wolfram at u.wolfram@hw.ac.uk
How to apply: https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/jobs/job_SVJDMjc5MDQ.htm

About our Team

We are excited to be able to recruit a postdoctoral research associate in the area of Multiscale Mechanics of Mineralised Tissues to the Biomechanics group at Heriot-Watt University. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary team to work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project seeking to understand rapid cold-water coral habitat loss in a future ocean. Specifically, we seek to understand how climate change induced ocean acidification and bioerosion affect the multiscale mechanical properties of cold-water coral reefs and how these effects may accelerate reef-habitat loss.

The selected candidate will be based at Heriot-Watt University joining a multidisciplinary team working on multiscale mechanics of biologic tissues and structures. This is a joint project with the Changing Oceans Group at the University of Edinburgh, which conducts incubation experiments on live and dead coral skeletons under projected future conditions. The selected candidate will benefit from co-supervision by Dr Sebastian Hennige of the Changing Oceans Group along with visiting scholar access to University of Edinburgh.

Detailed Description of Position

Ocean acidification threatens deep-sea coral reefs and could lead to dramatic and rapid loss of the habitat they make. Here we combine biology and engineering approaches to quantify the risk and time scales of such habitat loss. Increases in porosity and loss of skeletal material in structurally critical parts of the coral reef foundation could lead to physical habitat collapse on an ecosystem scale, reducing its potential to support associated biodiversity. Our unique interdisciplinary approach will identify the timescales and conditions such ‘tipping points’ would occur within, to allow more effective future management of these vulnerable ecosystems.

To do so, we seek to (i) quantify skeletal dissolution rates under different future oceanic conditions (primarily delivered by University of Edinburgh); (ii) develop a simulation framework that allows quantification of failure rates of coral skeletons; (iii) use results from (i) and (ii) to scale up to larger reef-type structures and estimate tipping points of habitat loss. The successful candidate will also develop and conduct characterisation and validation experiments based on extensive expertise in multiscale experimentation. The successful candidate will work closely with our collaborators (with regular joint meetings) to link results of (ii) and (iii) to the marine-biological aspects (i). The successful candidate will also work with our partners within JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce) to foster dissemination along the policy making route. This is an exciting new project with scope to contribute significantly to tackling some of the most pressing global challenges.

The successful candidate will make use of our excellent facilities including dedicated biomedical tissue laboratories, and cutting-edge equipment including a broad suite of tissue processing equipment, mechanical testing equipment, imaging equipment (micro-CT, microscopy and optical coherence tomography) and a dedicated node on a high-performance cluster for computation.

We are looking for someone who is ambitious and collaborative, with a passion for developing solution for pressing global challenges.  The post will be for 36 months.  There may be the opportunity for the post holder to develop their own fellowship applications during this post, with support from the PI.

The successful candidate will work in two departments that have an international reputation for engineering, strong expertise in biomedical engineering as well as marine biology, and world-class equipment and facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The successful appointee will be expected to undertake the following:

  • Plan and execute work plans to progress investigations into the multiscale mechanical behaviour from ‘crystal building block to reef’
  • Lead and contribute to research dissemination (i.e. papers and conference attendance)
  • Work closely with the PI and collaborators to analyse, interpret, and present experimental and modelling data
  • Work closely with other postdoctoral associates, PhD students and collaborators to ensure smooth research team function
  • Participate actively in group meetings
  • Take a leadership role to ensure the effective running of computational analyses.
  • Participate in outreach activities, which may involve talks for the general public, attendance at science festivals or and preparation of demonstrators.
  • Participate in advisory meetings with Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), which may involve talks to executive decision makers
  • Responsibilities will also include assistance in the day-to-day running of the simulations and computational analyses using own servers as well as HWUs HPC cluster, liaising with companies and external collaborators.
  • Contribute, under supervision, to the planning of research projects, including the development of new grant/contract proposals.

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post.  Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.

Education, Qualifications and Experience

this will form the basis of your selection criteria and shortlisting. Please use the examples below and delete /add as appropriate.

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants should a PhD in biomedical engineering, physics, material science, or a related subject (Applicants should have submitted their PhD thesis first draft by the start date.) broadly in one of the following areas:
    • Multiscale constitutive modelling (ideally but not necessarily biologic hard or soft tissues)
    • Multiscale mechanics of materials (mathematically, experimentally, or theoretically)
    • Image based multiscale computational modelling
  • Experience of programming and simulation
  • Working with image data (key word: imaged based modelling)
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment/team and openness to dive into a novel research field in biomechanics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A record of high quality, peer-reviewed publications and evidence of contribution to the writing of these publications proportionate to opportunity.
  • Willingness and ability to travel for dissemination, outreach, and public engagement activities.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in conducting validation and material characterisation experiments (nanoindentation, micropillar testing, macroscopic testing, or similar)
  • Experience in using/developing artificial neural network approaches
  • Experience of research-student supervision.

When applying, please include a cover letter addressing these selection criteria.

The intention is to hold the interviews towards the end of week commencing 17/8/2020.

Job Share

At Heriot-Watt University we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do. We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.

While this is a full-time post, flexible percentage working regimes may be possible for the right candidate.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/ Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (m/w/d)

Als Spitzenverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften und der Unfallversicherungsträger der öffentlichen Hand vertreten wir deren gemeinsame Interessen. Unsere Mitglieder erfüllen wichtige soziale Grundaufgaben: Sie setzen sich für sichere und gesunde Arbeitsplätze und Schulen ein. Nach Unfällen und Berufskrankheiten koordinieren und gewährleisten sie die medizinische Rehabilitation und die berufliche und soziale Wiedereingliederung.

In der Stabsstelle Gestaltung neuer Arbeitsformen des Instituts für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA) am Standort Sankt Augustin ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt folgende Stelle zu besetzen:

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (m/w/d)

In Teilzeit mit 19,5 Stunden/Woche. Die Stelle ist befristet auf drei Jahre.

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Mitarbeit in einem wissenschaftlichen Projekt im Themengebiet „Muskel-Skelett-Belastung”, insbesondere
    • Durchführung ergonomischer Arbeitsplatzanalysen und Messungen zu muskuloskelettaler Expositionen
    • Untersuchung und Weiterentwicklung von mobilen Bewegungserfassungssystemen
    • Softwarebasierte Implementierung von Bewertungsverfahren
  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeit in den Themenfeldern Biomechanik, Muskel-Skelett-Belastung und Ergonomie
  • Veröffentlichungen in nationalen und internationalen Fachzeitschriften und DGUV-Schriften
  • Betreuung von Studienarbeiten inklusive Themenstellung
  • Vorträge auf nationalen und internationalen Tagungen und Konferenzen

Unsere Anforderungen an Sie:

abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master oder Diplom) der Fachrichtung Informatik, Medizintechnik, Sportwissenschaft, Arbeitswissenschaft, Naturwissenschaften oder gleichwertige Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen; Erfahrungen in Programmierung, Biomechanik und Ergonomie; gute englische Sprachkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Eingruppierung:

Die Stelle ist nach Entgeltgruppe 13 BG-AT (entsprechend TVöD) bewertet. Kann das Aufgabengebiet aufgrund fehlender persönlicher Voraussetzungen von dem künftigen Stelleninhaber/der künftigen Stelleninhaberin (m/w/d) in noch nicht vollumfänglich oder auf dem vorgesehenen Niveau wahrgenommen werden, erfolgt die Eingruppierung bis zur Erfüllung aller persönlichen und tariflichen Anforderungen in einer entsprechend niedrigeren Entgeltgruppe.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/Bewerberinnen (m/w/d) werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen unter Angabe der Kennziffer 22-303 bis zum 14. Mai 2020.