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10-16-2009, 04:34 AM
Faculty of Science & Technology

Department of Computing and Technology, Medical Engineering Research Group

Research Studentship Opportunity - Computational modelling of soft tissues in
the knee joint

Our vibrant modern University has ambitious plans for its future. Our two
main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford are being transformed with major
capital investments, including the construction of our Postgraduate Medical
Institute at the Rivermead Campus in Chelmsford. With an annual income of
120m, 25,500 students and 2,000 staff, we are a major force for higher
education in the East of England.

The Medical Engineering Research Group of our Department of Computing and
Technology, based at the Rivermead Campus in Chelmsford, works with the close
collaboration of orthopaedic and vascular surgeons from a number of local and
international hospitals and medical companies to bring engineering solutions
to medical problems. Our Medical Engineering Research Group has secured 300k
of Science and Research Investment Fund for capital equipment to enhance our
Biomechanics research. We are offering a PhD studentship (Graduate Teaching
position) in the computational modelling of soft tissue repair in the knee
joint to bring further understanding to the pathomechanics of knee
osteoarthritis and to predict the performance of different surgical knee
reconstruction techniques. The research student will also involve gathering
gait data of patients with vision problems for a parallel project. The
Department of Computing and Technology has a suite of high performance
engineering work stations with CAD CAM, Medical Image processing and FEA
software that are essential for this project.

The project would suit an exceptional graduate in Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and other related engineering disciplines. Applicants
should hold a Masters degree awarded by a UK University, or an overseas
Masters of equivalent standard, provided that the Masters degree included
training in research and the execution of a research project. Applicants who
hold a first or upper second class degree may also be considered. Students
for whom English is not their first language must meet our required minimum
level of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 in all skills, or
equivalent). The successful candidate, who will become a full time research
student, will be expected to undertake up to 6 hours of teaching each week
during term time as well as some administrative duties. Experience in
assisting with teaching and learning in Higher Education is desirable, along
with good communication skills. The successful candidate will undertake a
sponsored PhD and will be paid a stipend of 15,000 per annum plus fees paid
(UK & EU), subject to six month progress review. The stipend is not subjected
to income tax under the current regulations. Overseas Applicants are welcome
to apply but are required to pay the difference between the Home / EU fees
and the overseas rate. This is a 3 year fixed term opportunity to join our
developing research group. The start date for this project is February 2010.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CVs to Dr Rajshree Mootanah,
Director of the Medical Engineering Research Group,

To apply, please follow the regular research degree application process, as
shown on our website:


Please specify that the application is in response to this advert and include
in your application a project proposal matching the above topic.

Closing date: 15 November 2009

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