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11-05-2009, 12:17 AM
Dear All,

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 a highly
motivated Ph.D. student with expertise in computational biomechanics
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 Master’s 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
Master’s Degree or an equivalent European Engineering Diploma in
mechanical 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 Master’s thesis
electronically as soon as possible to

Philippe K. Zysset Ph.D.
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
Vienna Institute of Technology
Gußhausstraße 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