View Full Version : Two PhD positions in spinal biomechanics @ Vienna University ofTechnology

09-08-2009, 06:55 PM
As a partner of a European Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)
devoted to spinal disease and trauma, the Institute of Lightweight
Design and Structural Biomechanics in Vienna, Austria, seeks 2 highly
motivated Ph.D. students with expertise in computational mechanics and
strong organizational skills to lead research projects including tasks
in image processing, design, biomechanical testing, multi-body
simulations and finite element analysis.

The global aim of these projects consists in developing new strategies
to simulate vertebral failure in clinical circumstances such as
osteoporosis, metastatic defects, fixation devices or cement
augmentation. The candidates will be involved in a challenging
multidisciplinary research network of universities, hospitals and
industries, will extend their education in specific workshops on
spinal disease and trauma and will attend international scientific

Following the eligibility rules of ITNs, the candidates must have
completed their Masterís or equivalent Degree within the past 4 years
and must neither be Austrian nationals nor having resided more than 12
months in Austria in the past 3 years. The candidates must hold a
Masterís Degree or an equivalent European Engineering Diploma in
mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a closely related
field. EU citizenship, knowledge of the German language and previous
publications in peer-reviewed journals are useful, but not mandatory.
The Vienna University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of
women in its scientific personnel and explicitly encourages qualified
women to apply for this position.

Eligible candidates should send their application, including a letter
of motivation, a complete CV and a copy of their Masterís thesis
electronically before September 30th 2009 to

Philippe K. Zysset Ph.D.
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
Vienna Institute of Technology
GuŖhausstraŖe 27-29
A-1040 Wien
Tel: +43 1 58801 31723
Fax: +43 1 58801 31799
E-mail: philippe.zysset@ilsb.tuwien.ac.at
URL: www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at
DVR 0005886