Research Fellow in modelling of orthopaedic devices : University of Southampton UK
Research Fellow: Computational modelling of orthopaedic devices
Salary - £27,319 – £33,600 per annum
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment - School of Engineering Science
The School of Engineering Science (SES) is seeking to appoint a research fellow in computational biomechanics, as part of a joint programme between DePuy International (A Johnson and Johnson Company) and the Universities of Leeds, Hamburg and Southampton. The research fellow’s main focus will be the development a range of computational based tools (including finite element analysis, rigid body modeling and musculoskeletal modeling) to assess the performance of total joint replacements and similar devices.
Experience of experimental biomechanics would be beneficial, but not essential. You should have a proven high-level publication record and the enthusiasm and drive to carry out research. Good programming skills in FORTRAN/C are essential, as is a sound knowledge of Matlab. The research fellow will be expected to work on a range of projects, both short and long term. The position will be for 1 year in the first instance, with potential for further extensions subject to funding.
The Research Fellow will be expected to pursue excellent research within the university environment and interact closely with company based bioengineers. The successful candidates are expected to hold a PhD and have relevant research experience. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is an interest in technology transfer between academia and industry.
The successful candidate will be based within the Bioengineering Sciences Research Group, part of the School of Engineering Sciences, but will involve collaboration with other project partners. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton (in collaboration with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research) ranked second in the total number of Unit 28 academics whose research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent. The primary focus of the Bioengineering Group is currently orthopaedic biomechanics with particular expertise in experimental and computational performance assessment of devices. Information about the School can be found at www.ses.soton.ac.uk and on the Bioengineering Science Research Group website at www.soton.ac.uk/ses/research/bioeng/.
Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Mark Taylor (tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7660; email: mtaylor.soton.ac.uk).
Please apply on-line using the link below, or alternatively call 023 8059 2750. The closing date for applications is 24th February 2011 at 12.00 noon. Please quote reference number 5215-11-B on all correspondence.