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09-05-2007, 03:35 AM
Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the the field of
Implant-Osseointegration

Position Description: The Laboratory of Biomechanics and Biomaterials of the
Orthopaedic Department of the Hannover Medical School (LBB,
www.lbb-mhh.de.vu) is offering a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the field of
Implant-Osseointegration for two years with the option for a further two
years of funding. Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree
(Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat., PhD. or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering,
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or an associated field. We are looking for
a highly qualified, motivated and creative individual who is willing to work
in a multidisciplinary scientific research environment and who can document
their ability to work independently.

The research areas for this position will be in the development of new
techniques for the analysis of osseointegration in the field of bioactive
coatings for total-joint arthroplasty and fracture fixation. The individual
will be responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of
several research projects, and is expected to work and publish at the
international level. Research experience in bone biology, as well as a
familiarity with associated analytical techniques such as histomorphology,
µCT, electron microscopy as well as experience with animal models are
expected. Expertise in one of the following fields should be documented:
growth factors such as BMP, bone mechanobiology, or bone cell biology.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required, the applicant should be
willing to attain some level of German fluency.

The position will offer the candidate the opportunity to work in a
multidisciplinary environment with direct daily contact and interaction with
the clinicians of the Orthopaedic Department of the Hannover Medical School.
The work will be performed in the context of the Research Consortium 599 of
the German Research Foundation (SFB 599: “Biomedical Technology”,
www.mhh-hno.de/sfb599). The SFB 599 is a cooperation between the Medical
School, the Leibnitz University and the Veterinary Schools of Hannover, as
well as the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Helmholtz Center
for Infection Research. The Biomaterials Section of the LBB is well
equipped with equipment for performing polymer resin histology as well as
technical support staff.

Hannover is located in northern Germany geographically between Amsterdam and
Berlin. It is a modern European city with a population of approximately
500,000. It has one of the largest contiguous city forests of any city in
Europe as well as a centrally located lake and thus offers the advantages of
both city-living and access to green areas and recreation. It is
logistically well connected with convenient access to rail, air as well as
road transportation networks, and boasts a well distributed local
rail-transportation network.

The Hannover Medical School aims to increase the proportion of women in its
scientific personnel and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for
this position. Equally qualified persons with disabilities are also
encouraged to apply.

Please direct inquiries an applications including references and a
curriculum vita to:

PD Dr.-Ing. Christof Hurschler (Ph.D.)
Labor für Biomechanik und Biomaterialien
Orthopädische Klinik der MHH
Anna-von-Borries-Str. 1-7
D-30625 Hannover
+49-0511-5354-647 Voice
+49-0511-5354-875 Fax
+49-172-5946-909 Mobile
mailto:hurschler@annastift.de
www.lbb-mhh.de.vu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2007
and continue until the position is filled.