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aphillips47
10-09-2008, 06:56 AM
PhD Research Position
Structural Biomechanics

Imperial College London
EPSRC Project Studentship

This is a late call for applications for an exciting EPSRC project
studentship based in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College
London. The successful applicant will join the Structural Biomechanics
research group based in the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering.

The research will focus on assessing the behaviour of the femur as a
complete musculo-skeletal construct, in order to allow accurate
assessment of the effects of damage to either the hard tissue (bone) or
soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) forming the femoral construct
spanning between the hip and knee joints, and will form
part of the groupís ongoing research in this area. The aim of the work
is to allow biomechanical evaluation to inform clinical decisions, for
example choice of implant and surgical approach in hip and knee
arthroplasty, as well as muscle re-attachment procedures, following
injury or associated with neuropathic disorders.

Numerical modelling will be carried out using the College supercomputer,
developing sophisticated models of the femur as a complete
musculo-skeletal construct, including the effects of muscles and
ligaments in controlling movement. Experimental work will focus on the
assessment of muscle parameters for use in finite element and inverse
dynamics models being used in the group, and will be carried out as
necessary within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and the
Department of Mechanical Engineering.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have an outstanding
undergraduate background, and will come from a biomedical, civil, or
mechanical engineering background, although applications are sought from
anyone who has proven expertise in conducting lab based experiments, and
computational modelling. It is anticipated
that the successful candidate will start by January of 2009, with an
immediate start being preferred.

The studentship covers fees and carries a minimum annual stipend of
£14,940. Due to the nature of the funding *applicants must be Home/EU
students*, please see www.imperial.ac.uk/pgaf for further details.

Interested parties are invited to contact Dr Andrew Phillips at Imperial
College London using the details given below as soon as possible.

Contact details:
Dr Andrew Phillips, Imperial College London, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Skempton Building, South Kensington Campus,
London SW7 2AZ
Email: andrew.phillips@imperial.ac.uk
Website: www.imperial.ac.uk/structuralbiomechanics