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fagan92
02-14-2007, 02:48 AM
Would you please post the following two research positions on BIOMECH-L.

Many thanks,
MIke Fagan



The University of Hull has two related BBSRC-funded post-doctoral research positions available.


RESEARCH POST #1:

This post is to support a BBSRC-funded project between the University of Hull, University College London and Hull-York Medical School, concerned with understanding the relationship between biomechanical forces, soft tissue structures and skeletal morphology, particularly as it relates to the optimization of the skull in lizards.

The project requires the use of multibody dynamics analysis to determine the dynamic loading acting on the skulls, together with finite element analysis to calculate the resultant stress and strain distributions. Later in the project, our own in-house finite element software will be used to investigate strain-based adaptation of the skull models in response to the applied loading.

The successful applicant will have a first degree in engineering or possibly life sciences, together with a PhD in a relevant engineering or biomechanics field. S/he must have significant experience of finite element analysis and ideally multibody dynamics analysis. S/he will work closely with a second researcher based at UCL who will have responsibility for providing the necessary quantitative anatomy for the computer models.

This is a three year appointment.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr M J Fagan, Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology, University of Hull, via email (m.j.fagan@hull.ac.uk)

For an application pack, email: science-recruitment@hull.ac.uk (quoting ref. FS19).
Closing date: 28 February 2007

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RESEARCH POST #2:

This post is to support a BBSRC-funded project between the University of Hull and Hull-York Medical School (HYMS), concerned with building computer models to simulate the growth of the facial skeleton in primates, and thereby understand the relationship between biomechanical forces, soft tissue structures and facial morphology.

The project requires the use of multibody dynamics analysis to determine the dynamic loading acting on the skulls, together with finite element (FE) analysis to calculate the resultant stress and strain fields. In parallel, experimental validation of the strain distributions will be undertaken to validate the model's results. Later in the project, our own in-house FE element software will be used to investigate strain-based adaptation of the skull models in response to the applied loading.

The successful applicant will have a first degree in engineering or possibly life sciences, together with a PhD in a relevant engineering or biomechanics field. S/he must have significant experience of finite element analysis and ideally multibody dynamics analysis. S/he will work closely with two other researchers, one in HYMS who will have responsibility for providing the necessary quantitative anatomy for the computer models, and another in Computer Science (at Hull) who will be undertaking further development of our own FE software.

This is a three year appointment.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr M J Fagan, Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology, University of Hull, via email (m.j.fagan@hull.ac.uk)

For an application pack, email: science-recruitment@hull.ac.uk (quoting ref. FS20).
Closing date: 7 March 2007

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Dr M J Fagan
Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology
University of Hull
HULL HU6 7RX
U.K.

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