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06-28-2018, 08:08 AM
Post-Doctoral Researcher in musculoskeletal biomechanics, modelling and simulation in Osteoarthritis (OACTIVE)

https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/internal/vacancy/postdoctoral-researcher-in-musculoskeletal-biomechanics-353121.html (https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/internal/vacancy/postdoctoral-researcher-in-musculoskeletal-biomechanics-353121.html)

The Research Institute of Sport and Exercises Sciences (RISES) at Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a motivated post-doctoral researcher to support the musculoskeletal biomechanics work of the European H2020 project OACTIVE. The project targets patient-specific OA progression prediction and interventions by using a combination of mechanistic computational models, simulations and big data analytics. You will work in collaboration with other research groups involved in the biomechanics aspects of OACTIVE and in particular KU Leuven in Belgium and CERTH in Greece.

You will work on data collection, analysis, modelling and simulation and dissemination related to biomechanical aspects of osteoarthritis linked to the OACTIVE H2020 project. You will also be expected to make a broad contributions to the academic work of the Research Institute for Sport & Exercise Sciences through the work of the OACTIVE project with a particular emphasis on musculoskeletal modelling and simulation.

This is a fixed term for 30 months (possibility to extend to 36 months subject to funding and performance review). Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the School’s Research Institute, Professor Bill Baltzopoulos (tel: 0151 904 6229 email: V.Baltzopoulos@ljmu.ac.uk (V.Baltzopoulos@ljmu.ac.uk))

Please note the closing deadline of 4 July 2018. All of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

This is a new post linked to the EU H2020 OACTIVE project on Advanced Personalised, Multi-Scale Computer Models Preventing Osteoarthritis (http://oactive.eu/ (http://oactive.eu/)). The OACTIVE scientific and technological objectives focus on the development of patient-specific computer models and simulation in order to develop appropriate OA prevention interventions or treatments. The project objectives include a Mechanistic modelling framework of the musculoskeletal system for the development of personalized neuromusculoskeletal models that could be used to predict knee OA onset and improve treatment. The postdoctoral researcher will have experience of transforming generic musculoskeletal models to personalized models by scaling anatomic geometry, kinematics and muscle kinetics and activation parameters as well as development of finite element models for the incorporation of detailed bone and cartilage models capable of predicting tissue responses.