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02-25-2010, 08:30 PM
The Laboratoire de Biomécanique Arts et Metiers ParisTech CNRS (LBM) invites application for a full Professor position in the area of musculoskeletal biomechanics.

Responsibilities/Duties: Expected work for this position includes: Management of a research team in musculoskeletal biomechanics; supervision of master, PhD and Post doc students; active participation to an educational graduate program in biomechanics and biomedical engineering; participation to the global management of the lab, together with the director and the other senior researchers.

Required qualifications: Engineering background, PhD with French requirements (HDR, qualification aux fonctions de Professeur des Universités) or equivalent, i.e. at least 8 years after PhD with a strong experience in musculoskeletal biomechanics and/or related fields (biomaterials, image processing, medical robotics, biomedical engineering or applied mathematics). First experience in team management. The candidate will be open-minded, demonstrating a strong interest in pluri-disciplinary team working and scientific networking.

Salary: following university grids, variable according to experience

About LBM, Arts et Métiers and ParisTech: Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ex ENSAM) is a component of ParisTech group, that brings together twelve of the foremost French institutes of education and research, covering nearly the whole spectrum of science and engineering.

The LBM has a staff of more than 50 persons including engineers and clinicians, all dedicated to musculoskeletal biomechanics, with a wide range of approaches. Research is oriented towards subject-specific modelling at various scales, together with in vitro analysis and in vivo functional evaluation. LBM equipment: Functional exploration facilities with the EOS system, gait analysis (Vicon), and several posture and functional exploration devices; experimental in vitro static and dynamic testing area including test machines and specific systems designed in LBM, for structures and tissues characterization; Leading-edge software development platform (more than 100 computers and dedicated softwares for numerical analysis, finite element modelling and surgery simulation). Example of major research result: joint expertise of engineers, physics researchers and clinicians of various specialities[1] has lead to the design of EOS, a 3D low-dose biplanar radiographic system. EOS allows capturing the patient X-Rays in a standing load-bearing position, with 3D reconstruction of the skeleton capability, resulting in a totally new vision of the postural troubles and their associated compensation mechanisms.

The research project can be adapted according to the background of the candidate: Ex vivo and In vivo Biomechanical characterization of biological tissue (bone, intervertebral discs or cartilage); Multiscale approach, experimental and/or numerical together with bone remodelling investigation. Alternatively, a background in geometric and mechanical finite element modelling, or musculoskeletal imaging, or humanoid robotics, etc..., would be carefully considered.

LBM aim is: 'Better Understand to Better Innovate, to Serve Patients and Society"; Join its warm and dynamic pluridisciplinar team, and contribute to scientific excellence!

Contact: Prof Wafa Skalli, Director of LBM. Tel : 331 44 24 63 64, Email : lbm@paris.ensam.fr , Web : http://bio-web.paris.ensam.fr ParisTech web; http://www.paristech.fr .

To send candidature: http://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr , section : « Concours, Emplois et Carrières » then « GALAXIE et ses composantes ANTARES ET ANTEE ». Sharp deadline March 14 2010.

Prof. Wafa Skalli, PhD

Director of LBM, Biomechanics Laboratory

Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CNRS

151 bd de l'Hôpital 75013 Paris

Tél : +33 1 44 24 63 64

Fax : +33 1 44 24 63 66

E-mail : lbm@paris.ensam.fr

[1] partnership between LBM, Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital, LIO -Montreal, Professor G. Charpak (1992 Physics Nobel Prize) and Biospace Med company




[1] partnership between LBM, Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital, LIO -Montreal, Professor G. Charpak (1992 Physics Nobel Prize) and Biospace Med company.