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    Post-Graduate Research Scientist Position
    in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

    Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery,
    Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    Numerical and Clinical Evaluation of
    Bone Remodelling Processes

    The Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery is searching for a highly
    motivated, ambitious engineer to support the musculoskeletal
    biomechanics division of our research laboratories.

    Improved knowledge of the internal loading environment of both
    the bone and soft tissue structures in human joints is considered
    a key element for optimising clinical outcome. This project is the
    continuation to a highly sucessful study, which considers the
    influences of joint reconstruction and surgical approach on the
    short and mid-term clinical functional outcome after total joint
    arthroplasty using knowledge of validated joint contact and muscle
    forces, as well as the interaction of soft tissues, total joint
    replacements and bone. This approach may help both routine and
    borderline clinical cases to be optimally planned and reliably

    Specifically, the project will involve the construction of patient
    specific finite element models that are capable of remodelling,
    and an assessment of their validity against clinical data. Through
    a close collaboration with our colleagues from both the orthopaedic
    and trauma clinic of the Charité, we aim to establish a scientific
    basis for developing new strategies in surgical therapy and
    musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

    The successful candidate should exhibit a strong background in
    biomechanical engineering, work well in a team environment and
    possess strong problem solving skills. Experience with Finite
    Element modelling and knowledge of hip biomechanics is essential.
    Familiarity with the ABAQUS, PATRAN, AMIRA and geomagic software
    packages, C / C++ programming, as well as mechanical testing,
    would also be considered valuable assets. It is expected that
    the candidate will pursue a Ph.D. during their employment hours.

    Since their conception some ten years ago, the research laboratories
    of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery have grown into a group of
    over 40 personnel under the guidance of Professor Georg N. Duda. The
    successful applicant will therefore become part of a highly motivated
    interdisciplinary team in an extremely successful scientific working

    The working languages in the group are both German and English.

    For more information about our group please see:

    and click on the flag (top right) for an English version, if necessary.

    Interested candidates should send a CV, including recent publications,
    with cover letter to:

    Dr. W. R. Taylor
    Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery
    Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Free and Humboldt-University of Berlin
    Augustenburger Platz 1
    D-13353 Berlin, Germany

    Tel: +49 30 450 559 529
    Fax: +49 30 450 552 995


    Our group will also be present at the ORS in San Diego in Feb 2007,
    may provide the opportunity for meeting and allow interviews to be held.