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    Post-graduate Research Scientist Position in
    Human Movement Science

    Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery,
    Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    After our successful transition into a Collaborative Research
    Center, the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Berlin, is inviting
    applications to fill an immediate, full time opening for a highly
    motivated, ambitious post-graduate research scientist in the field
    of Human Movement Science to support the musculoskeletal biomechanics
    division of our research laboratories. The successful candidate will
    focus on the measurement of human kinematics and loading conditions
    in the human lower extremities.

    Salary grade BAT IIa (full position; approx. € 42,000 pa commensurate
    with qualifications, family status and

    Improved knowledge of the kinematics, function and external loading
    environment allows an understanding of the internal muscle and joint
    contact forces, as well as providing access to the loading conditions
    in bone and the surrounding soft tissue structures in human joints.
    In order to optimise the clinical success and functional outcome after
    different surgical procedures e.g. osteotomy, this project aims to
    determine the kinematics and functional status in both healthy
    populations and diseased subjects.

    Principal Job Functions:

    The successful candidate will specialize in the planning and direct
    measurement of both healthy subjects and patients to address specific
    clinical problems. Specifically, the work will involve functional
    assessment and kinematic measurement of both patients from the trauma
    and orthopaedic departments, as well as top athletes.

    Through a close collaboration with our colleagues from both the
    orthopaedic and trauma clinic of the Charité, the successful candidate
    will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, surgeons
    and radiologists, as well as having direct contact with patients.

    The successful candidate must:

    - have knowledge of functional measurement techniques (e.g. motion
    capture systems, EMG, force platforms)
    - exhibit a strong background in human movement science
    - have had exposure to biomechanical engineering including knee
    - work well in a team environment and possess strong problem
    solving skills
    - be able to assume responsibility for all phases of the project
    with little or no supervision
    - possess a minimum of a masters degree or equivalent
    - have excellent oral / written communication and interpersonal

    It is possible 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 will be 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. A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue
    until the position is filled.

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

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

    Tel: +49 30 450 559 529