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02-24-2003, 08:48 PM
1) Research Assistant/Fellow

Finite element analysis of the implanted proximal tibia

In general, the performance of total knee replacements are good. However,
failures do occur and some designs are more prone to failure than others.
One reason for this difference could be small variations in surgical
technique. This project aims to develop an explicit finite element model to
assess the effect of surgical technique, in particular component alignment
and soft tissue balance, on the performance of total knee joint replacement.
This project is funded by Action Research, a UK based charity.

Applicants are expected to hold at least a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
or equivalent discipline and a PhD in a relevant area is desirable. A
working knowledge of finite element analysis is essential and in particular
explicit finite element formulations. Additional knowledge of biomechanics,
particularly related to total knee joint replacement, would be advantageous.
Salary in the range of 18,265 to 20,311 on Research Grade 1B/A

For informal enquires, please contact Dr Mark Taylor, School of Engineering
Sciences Tel: ++ 44 (0)2380 597660, Fax: ++ 44 (0)2380 593230 or email:

Application forms and a job description may be obtained from the Personnel
Department, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ,
Tel: 023 805 92750, e-mail: recruit@soton.ac.uk or minicom: 023 8059 5595.
Applications to be submitted not later than 21st March 2003. Please quote
Reference 02R0521

Working for Equal Opportunities

2) PhD studentships

The Bioengineering Science Research Group have a number of fully funded PhD
opportunities for EU/UK status applicants, although for excellent applicants
studentships for non EU/UK may be available. PhD programmes start on 1st Oct
2003. Applicantions are rarely considered after the end of August.
Maintenance grants of between 8,000 - 11,000 (tax-free) per annum are
likely to be available for appropriately qualified applicants (holding a
good honours degree, or its equivalent, in engineering, materials science or
relevant physical sciences) applying for the academic year 2003/2004.
University studentships are also available to cover fees and project running

This years project titles are currently being defined but are likely to be
related to the assessment of total joint replacement using either numerical
(finite element) or experimental techniques.

For further information please contact Dr Mark Taylor

Dr Mark Taylor
Bioengineering Science Research Group
School of Engineering Sciences
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Tel: ++ 44 (0)2380 597660
Fax: ++ 44 (0)2380 593230
Mobile: ++ 44 (0)7939 101019
Email: mtaylor@soton.ac.uk

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