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Post-Doc in Computational Bone Biomechanics

The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics at TU Wien, Computational Biomechanics Group, is offering a full-time position (40 hours/week) for a

post-doc university assistant

for two years. The estimated starting date is December 1, 2016.

The entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and currently amounts to a minimum of EUR 3.590,70 EUR/month gross, 14 times per year.


A PhD in the field of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering (specialization in biomechanics) or a related discipline is a prerequisite. The successful candidate will work in the field of computational and experimental bone biomechanics. Previous experience in bone biomechanics, image processing, finite element modelling, computer programming (FORTRAN/C++ and Python), and cadaveric validation experiments is highly desirable. A very good command of English is required and a basic knowledge of the German language is desirable.

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.

We expect

  • A highly motivated, resilient person with very good communication skills
  • Interest in solving scientific problems in an independent and goal-oriented manner
  • Conducting outstanding research work at an international level in the field of bone biomechanics
  • The willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary and international scientific projects
  • Supervision of Master and PhDs students
  • Writing grant proposals and acquiring third-party funds
  • Contributing to bachelor and master level teaching
  • Participation in organizational and administrative tasks of the institute
  • Very good scientific communication and scientific writing skills

For further information, please, contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr ( pahr@ilsb.tuwien.ac.at ). 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 (ZIP archive containing PDFs).
Period for application: from July 7, 2016 to August 17, 2016.