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01-14-2010, 07:55 AM
Anglia Ruskin University, Faculty of Science & Technology

Department of Computing and Technology, Medical Engineering Research Group

Research Studentship Opportunity - Computational modelling of realigning knee
osteotomy





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
Biomechanics research. We are offering two PhD studentships in the
computational modelling of different high tibial osteotomy techniques to
bring further understanding to the pathomechanics of knee osteoarthritis and
to predict the performance of different surgical knee reconstruction
techniques to correct lower limb malalignment. 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).



Position 1:

This PhD studentship is jointly sponsored by the Chelmsford Medical Education
and Research Trust and our University. The successful candidate will be paid
a stipend of 12,000 per annum plus fees paid (UK & EU), subject to six month
progress review. The successful candidate, who will become a full time
research student, will be expected to have good communication skills and
undertake some administrative duties. 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 years fixed term exciting opportunity to join our
developing research group. The start date for this project is February 2010.



Position 2:

This PhD studentship (Graduate Teaching position) is sponsored by Anglia
Ruskin University. The research will be on 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 will also
involve gathering gait data of patients with vision problems for a parallel
project. 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 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,
rajshree.mootanah@anglia.ac.uk.



Closing date: 20 January 2009





Rajshree Mootanah, Ph.D, MBA

Visiting Scientist, Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory

Hospital for Special Surgery

Director, Medical Engineering Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University

535 East 70th Street

New York, N.Y. 10021

Lab: (212) 606-1215

Fax: (212) 774-7859

Emails: rajshree.mootanah@anglia.ac.uk

MootanahR@hss.edu



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