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10-17-2006, 05:33 PM
The Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics in
Vienna, Austria, seeks two highly motivated Ph.D. students in bone
micromechanics to fill two positions for 3 years each.

A Ph.D. student with outstanding experimental skills and another
Ph.D. student with strong expertise in computational mechanics are
looked for to investigate structure-function relationships of
lamellar bone. The experimental track will apply state of the art
microscopy techniques and nanoindentation to quantify morphological
and mechanical properties of bone tissue, while the computational
track will focus on micromechanical techniques to model the measured
mechanical response from the underlying morphology.
Both candidates will be involved in a multidisciplinary and
international research network in bone basic science, will have the
opportunity to attend scientific conferences and will be able to
extend their education in numerous aspects of tissue biomechanics.
The candidates must hold a Master’s Degree or an equivalent European
Engineering Diploma in mechanical engineering, physics engineering,
material science, biomedical engineering or a related field.
Knowledge of the German language and European Union citizenship are
useful, but NOT mandatory.
The Vienna University of Technology aims to increase the proportion
of women in its scientific personnel and explicitly encourages
qualified women to apply for this position.
Please send your application, including a letter of motivation and
complete CV, before December 1st 2006, to

Prof. Philippe K. Zysset
Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien)
Gußhausstrasse 27-29
A-1040 Wien
tel +43 1 58801 317 23/01
fax +43 1 58801 317 99
e-mail philippe.zysset@tuwien.ac.at
web http://www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at