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  • PhD Studentship - Biomechanical Characterization of Soft Tissues

    A Ph.D. position, funded by the National Center of Competence in Research
    CO-ME, is available in the computational bioengineering research group in
    the MEM Research Center, University of Bern.

    The project is part of a larger research program including a wide range of
    interconnected projects with a multidisciplinary approach to soft tissue
    modeling. Within this framework, new tissue-engineered soft tissues
    implants will be developed. The project aim is ultimately to produce
    tissue implants with patient-specific tissue morphometry and properties.

    To evaluate the tissue-engineered constructs, both experimental
    measurements and constitutive modeling are required. The Ph.D. student
    will develop soft-tissue testing procedures. With these evaluation tools,
    the tissue-engineered construct will be compared to ex-vivo specimens on a
    mechanical as well as biological basis. The student will also be involved
    in the development of novel structure-composition-function constitutive
    models. Theses models will be used to simulate the tissue behavior and
    evaluate its health.

    The candidate should hold a diploma or masters degree in mechanical
    engineering or in a similar field. Experience in biological testing and/or
    constitutive modeling are a distinct advantage. The position is vacant as
    of January 1st, 2006 or upon arrangement.
    Interested candidates should send their resumes with references and school
    transcripts to:

    Dr. Philippe Büchler
    MEM Research Center
    Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics
    University of Bern
    Stauffacherstrasse 78
    CH-3014 Bern
    Tel. +41 31 631 59 37
    Fax +41 31 631 59 60