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  • Faculty position: Biomechanics of Implants and Bone Structures

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

    Full time position in Biomechanics of Implants and Bone Structures

    Starting from the academic year 2006-2007 there is a vacancy for a full
    time academic faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    Division of Biomechanics and Engineering Design, with the following profile.

    The area of scientific research will be biomechanics, more specifically
    experimental research as well as numerical modeling of orthopaedic and
    dental implants and bone structures. The research will focus on the
    influence of biomechanical and material factors upon the osseointegration
    and long term functionality of orthopaedic and dental implants, and on the
    development of diagnostic and monitoring techniques for osseointegration,
    osteoporosis, fracture healing and bone formation. Techniques to be
    developed and applied are: finite element modeling and computer
    simulations; mechanical tests; vibration and ultrasound propagation
    analysis techniques; and animal experiments including tissue
    characterization by micro-computed tomography and other imaging and
    measuring techniques. The research will be performed in close collaboration
    with teams of the Faculty of Medicine (Orthopaedics, Dentistry,
    Rheumatology, Periodentology) as well as with the Department of Metallurgy
    and Materials Engineering. The candidate will act as a promoter or co
    promoter of ongoing and new projects in collaboration with the
    abovementioned teams.
    The teaching assignments include courses and tutorials in biomechanics and
    related areas.

    The position is announced on the website of K.U.Leuven at

    Those wishing to present themselves as candidates should use the form A3
    (with the questionnaire). The form can be downloaded from

    Correspondence regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Joris De
    Schutter (Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering
    The application file (application form + file based on the questionnaire)
    should be handed over or sent by registered mail, in two copies per code
    to: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Human Resources Department,
    Parijsstraat 72b, 3000 Leuven, tel + 32 16 32.83.01 . Applications can be
    handed in until the beginning of January 2006.


    Prof. Dr. ir. Jos VANDER SLOTEN
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Division of Biomechanics and Engineering Design
    Celestijnenlaan 300C, room 04.214
    3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
    tel +32 16 327099
    fax +32 16 327994