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11-28-2005, 03:28 AM
Post-Graduate Research Scientist Position
in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery,
CharitÚ - Universitńtsmedizin Berlin
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Numerical and Clinical Evaluation of
Bone Remodelling Processes
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The Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery is searching for a highly
motivated, ambitious engineer to support the musculoskeletal
biomechanics division of our research laboratories.

Improved knowledge of the internal loading environment of both
the bone and soft tissue structures in human joints is considered
a key element for optimising clinical outcome. The aim of this
project is to study the influences of joint reconstruction and
surgical approach on the short and mid-term clinical functional
outcome after total joint arthroplasty using knowledge of
validated joint contact and muscle forces, as well as the
interaction of soft tissues, total joint replacements and bone.
This approach may help both routine and borderline clinical
cases to be optimally planned and reliably reconstructed.

Through a close collaboration with our colleagues from both the
orthopaedic and trauma clinic of the CharitÚ, we aim to establish
a scientific basis for developing new strategies in surgical
therapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

The successful candidate should exhibit a strong background in
biomechanical engineering, work well in a team environment and
possess strong problem solving skills. Experience with Finite
Element modelling and knowledge of hip biomechanics is essential.
Familiarity in programming (C / C++), the ABAQUS and PATRAN
software packages, as well as mechanical testing, would also
be considered valuable assets. It is expected that the candidate
will pursue a Ph.D. during their employment hours.

Since their conception some ten years ago, the research
laboratories of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery have
grown into a group of over 35 personnel under the guidance of
Professor Georg N. Duda. The successful applicant will therefore
become part of a highly motivated interdisciplinary team in an
extremely successful scientific working environment.

The working languages in the group are both German and English.

For more information about our group please see:

http://www.charite.de/cmsc

and click on the flag (top right) for an English version, if
necessary.

Interested candidates should send a CV, including recent
publications, with cover letter to:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg N. Duda
Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery
CharitÚ-Universitńtsmedizin Berlin
Free and Humboldt-University of Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
D-13353 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 450 559 079
Fax: +49 30 450 559 969

Email: georg.duda@charite.de