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Devakar Epari
01-04-2007, 11:01 PM
2 Positions immediately available in Mechanobiology at the

Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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In accordance with the recently granted Collaborative Research Center
"Biomechanics and Biology of Musculoskeletal Regeneration", the Center
for Musculoskeletal Surgery has two immediate openings in the
Mechanobiology Group. The collaborative center brings together leading
researchers from renowned biomechanics, genetics, material science and
mathematics centers to tackle the issues of musculoskeletal regeneration
with a truly multi-disciplinary approach. Further information can be
obtained by following the links to "Musculoskeletal Regeneration" at
http://www.charite.de/cmsc.


Position 1: Biomechanical Chracterisation of Bone Healing

Small animal models are increasingly being used to investigate the
process of bone healing. Mechanics plays an important role in healing
but characterising the mechanical conditions in vivo in such models is
challenging. This project serves to develop novel experimental methods
to characterise and monitor in vivo the mechanical conditions during
healing.

The successful candidate should possess a degree in a biomechanics
related field with a keen interest in experimental biomechanics. In
addition to strong problem solving skills and good oral/written
communication skills, experience with motion capture systems and a
proficiency with matrix algebra is desirable.


Position 2: Mechanobiology of Bone Healing and Regeneration

An understanding of the influence of mechanics on the healing process is
crucial for guided tissue regeneration strategies. In this project,
computational methods are applied to further our understanding of the
mechanisms regulating tissue regeneration during normal and delayed
healing.

The successful candidate should possess a degree in a biomechanics
related field and have a keen interest in computational biomechanics.
In addition to strong problem solving skills and good oral/written
communication skills, experience with the finite element method and a
proficiency in programming is desirable.


It will be possible for the successful candidates to pursue PhDs during
their employment hours, if permitted by their qualifications.


Salary grade BAT IIa (full position; final salary commensurate with
qualifications, family status and age).

Spoken Languages: English, German

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For more information about our group please visit
http://www.charite.de/cmsc and click on the flag (top right) for an
English version, if necessary.

A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV, including
any recent publications, with cover letter to:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg N. Duda
Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
D-13353 Berlin, Germany

or contact

Dr.-Ing. Devakar Epari:
Email: devakara.epari@charite.de
Tel: +49 30 450 559 077