View Full Version : New job post: 3D graphics research technician in comparativebiomechanics, London area (UK)

03-25-2009, 03:58 AM
Hello Biomech-L,

I am very pleased to announce this research technician post, with a 13 April
application deadline and interviews on 30 April; to start ~1 June 2009. A
person with biomechanical expertise in addition to 3D graphics/modelling
skills would fit the job requirements very well, so I am posting it here.
The application forms and official RVC advertisement will be online very
soon, so keep checking if not yet there.

Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics Research Technician
Near Potters Bar/London, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
c. 22.5K per annum inclusive

You will be working in the dynamic and successful Structure and Motion
Laboratory (www.rvc.ac.uk/SML), which has recently opened a world class
comparative biomechanics and gait analysis facility that continues to
undertake groundbreaking scientific research.

You will join a team of four technicians and be responsible for assisting
all stages of the research process including training students and staff,
aiding the collection of high quality image data, collating and analysing
research results, undertaking risk assessments and implementing COSHH
regulations and GRP.

Your main support role will be 3D computer image acquisition, processing and
analysis from laser, CT and MRI scanning to ensure accurate and efficient 3D
imaging of animal anatomical structures and motions. The supported research
includes a NERC-funded grant on the origins of tetrapod locomotion (with
Prof. Jennifer Clack, Cambridge) as well as cutting-edge research into the
musculoskeletal and clinical biomechanics of a wide variety of species such
as birds, elephants, crocodilians, humans, horses and extinct dinosaurs.

For this three-year fixed term post you will need to have a computer
graphics-related degree or HND/HNC and interests/aptitude/skills in 3D
computer graphics, modelling or animation. Experience undertaking research
in biomechanics, engineering, anatomy or evolutionary/palaeobiology would be
an advantage although is not essential; training will be provided as

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr John R. Hutchinson at

For further information and to apply online, please visit our website
www.rvc.ac.uk Ref: VBS/0022/09.

We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and
welcome applications from all sections of the community. We offer a generous
reward package including a final salary pension scheme.

Note that non-EU/UK citizens may need to cover their UK work permit visa and
relocation expenses if hired, and should plan accordingly.

*Closing date: 13th April 2009.
*Interviews are likely to be held on 30th April 2009.
*Start date would flexibly be 1 June 2009.

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