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  • Job Posting - Post Doctoral Fellowship in Osseiointegration

    The Laboratory of Biomechanics and Biomaterials of the Orthopaedic Department of the Hannover Medical School (LBB, is offering a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for two years with the option for a further two years of funding. Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree (Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat., PhD. or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or an associated field. We are looking for a highly qualified, motivated and creative individual who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary scientific research environment and who can document their ability to work independently. The deadline for applications is the 31 of January, 2007.

    The research areas for this position will be in the development of new techniques for the analysis of osseointegration in the field of bioactive coatings for total-joint arthroplasty and fracture fixation. The individual will be responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of several research projects, and is expected to work and publish at the international level. Research experience in bone biology, as well as a familiarity with associated analytical techniques such as histomorphology, µCT, electron microscopy as well as experience with animal models are expected. Expertise in one of the following fields should be documented: growth factors such as BMP, bone mechanobiology, or bone cell biology. Fluency in spoken and written English is required, the applicant should be willing to attain some level of German fluency.

    The position will offer the candidate the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment with direct daily contact and interaction with the clinicians of the Orthopaedic Department of the Hannover Medical School. The work will be performed in the context of the Research Consortium 599 of the German Research Foundation (SFB 599: "Biomedical Technology", The SFB 599 is a cooperation between the Medical School, the Leibnitz University and the Verterinary Schools of Hannover, as well as the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research. The Biomaterials Section of the LBB is well equipped with equipment for performing polymer resin histology as well as technical support staff.

    Hannover is located in northern Germany geographically between Amsterdam and Berlin. It is a modern European city with a population of approximately 500,000. It has one of the largest contiguous city forests of any city in Europe as well as a centrally located lake and thus offers the advantages of both city-living and access to green areas and recreation. It is logistically well connected with convenient access to rail, air as well as road transportation networks, and boasts a well distributed local rail-transportation network.
    The Hannover Medical School aims to increase the proportion of women in its scientific personnel and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for this position. Equally qualified persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

    Please direct inquiries an applications including references and a curriculum vita to:

    PD Dr.-Ing. Christof Hurschler (Ph.D.)
    Labor für Biomechanik und Biomaterialien
    Orthopädische Klinik der MHH
    Anna-von-Borries-Str. 1-7
    D-30625 Hannover
    +49-0511-5354-647 Voice
    +49-0511-5354-875 Fax
    +49-172-5946-909 Mobile