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12-12-2007, 11:06 PM

Below I am readvertising a postdoc replacement post emphasizing 3D computer
modelling in SIMM/OpenSim. As our lab is applying for funds for additional
postdocs in related areas, even though it is only a 9month post it is a good
opportunity to "get your foot in the door" for longer-term future postdocs
in our lab, or develop fellowship applications as we are keen to recruit new
research fellows. (And it will ultimately result in some reasonably
high-impact publications) Human biomechanics researchers, especially
engineers, are encouraged to apply, as are international researchers
(although be aware that these need work permits which will involve delay in
starting the post).


The Royal Veterinary College
University of London

Postdoctoral Researcher

Applications are invited for a 9 month position for an enthusiastic
biologist to work on a BBSRC-funded Animal Sciences grant to study how
muscle, bone and tendon strength influence speed and gait in elephants. The
chief role of the researcher is to use experimentally-measured kinetics and
kinematics (inverse dynamics) to construct and validate 3D musculoskeletal
computer simulations that test how tissue strengths constrain speed/gait.

Expertise in all techniques is not essential but some relevant experience is
desirable; expertise in researching either inverse dynamics-based modelling
of locomotion or computer simulation of musculoskeletal mechanics is
essential. The post is based in the world class Structure and Motion
Laboratory at our Hawkshead Campus near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire (itself
near London). The post is to replace the current postdoc, who has begun a
Lecturership in London but will continue actively collaborating on the

Starting salary will be 25,762 per annum plus 2,323 London Allowance per

To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr. John
Hutchinson on +44 (0)1707 666 313 (mobile +44 (0)7843 629 162) or email him
at: jrhutch@rvc.ac.uk Also view our relevant websites:
http://www.rvc.ac.uk/AboutUs/Staff/jhutchinson/index.cfm and

Please visit our website at www.rvc.ac.uk to download an application form.
Alternatively, email ACARecruitment@rvc.ac.uk or contact Human Resources,
The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts
AL9 7TA, telephone 01707 666042. Please quote reference number VBS/191/07 on
all applications and queries. Completed applications should be returned to
Human Resources or sent to ACARecruitment@rvc.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 11 January 2008
Anticipated interview date: 24th January 2008
Desired start date: ASAP (~1st March 2008)


John R. Hutchinson
Structure & Motion Lab
Royal Veterinary College, Univ. London
Hawkshead Lane, Herts AL9 7TA, UK
phone (+44) (0)1707-666-313
fax (+44) (0)1707-666-371 or 652-090
mobile (+44) (0)7843-629-162
web http://www.rvc.ac.uk/sml and