Research Fellow in Cartilage Tribology
Reference Number ENGME0008
(Fixed Term, 2 Years)
This role is one of several new post doctoral research positions being jointly funded by a five year EPSRC programme grant in biotribology of articular cartilage and its substitution and an EPSRC Platform grant on fuctional tissue replacement and substitution.
As PDRF you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of bioengineers, biologists, physicists, clinicians and medical physicists to undertake academic research in the field of biotribology of articular cartilage and its substitutions focusing specifically on the development of organotypic, functional, long-term tribological models of living natural articulating joints under dynamic loading conditions. The work will concentrate upon establishing a dynamic conditioning model system for the (medial) tibio-femoral joint in the knee. The developed technology will be, subsequently, translated to the patello-femoral joint, the facet joint (spine) and if feasible, the femoral/ acetabular joint in the hip through collaborative working with other members of the cartilage tribology programme. In the longer-term, the project envisages to scale up the developed technology to "whole joint models", which will be used to investigate joint tribology in health and disease and the effects of cartilage substitution therapies on the biology and tribology of the adjacent and opposing cartilage.
University Grade 7 (£29,972 - £35,788 p.a)
Informal enquires to Dr Sotirios Korossis, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, tel+44 (0)11334 32198, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 30 March 2011
Further details available at: http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/fe/tpl_unive...jpmbxzlusmfbww
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