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  • EPSRC PhD CASE Studentship in Structural Biomechanics at ImperialCollege London

    PhD Research Position
    Structural Biomechanics

    Imperial College London and Finsbury Orthopaedics
    EPSRC CASE Studentship

    This is the first call for applications for an exciting EPSRC CASE
    studentship based in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College
    London. The studentship will be undertaken in collaboration with
    Finsbury Orthopaedics, a dynamic research led medical device company,
    supplying products to many of the market leaders in orthopaedics. It is
    expected that any successful applicant will spend a minimum of three
    months on industrial secondment with the company, carrying out
    commercial research relevant
    to the PhD. The project will be supervised by an academic supervisor,
    based within the College, and an industrial supervisor, based within
    Finsbury Orthopaedics.

    The research will focus on assessing the movement of the pelvis during
    daily activities, and in particular the movement of the acetabulum (the
    socket of the hip joint). Research will include assessment of existing
    and innovative designs of the acetabular cup (prosthetic socket
    introduced during hip replacement surgery). Research will be of a
    commercial nature, and the successful candidate will be involved in the
    development and testing of new orthopaedic products.

    Numerical modelling will be carried out using the College supercomputer,
    developing sophisticated finite element models of the pelvis, including
    the effects of muscles and ligaments in controlling movement. This will
    be done in close collaboration with the academic supervisor, based
    within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    Experimental work will be carried out as necessary within the Institute
    of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and
    the testing facilities available at Finsbury Orthopaedics.

    It is expected that the successful applicant will come from a
    biomedical, civil, or mechanical engineering background, although
    applications are sought from anyone who has proven expertise in
    computational modelling, and conducting lab based experiments. It is
    anticipated that the successful candidate will start in the September or
    October of 2007.

    The studentship carries a minimum annual EPSRC stipend of £12300, plus a
    significant additional contribution at the discretion of the College.
    Interested parties are invited to contact Dr Andrew Phillips at Imperial
    College London using the details given below at the earliest possible
    opportunity. Due to the nature of the funding applicants should be
    Home/EU students, please see for further

    Dr Andrew Phillips, Lecturer, Imperial College London
    Dr Jonathan Jeffers, Research and Development Engineer, Finsbury

    Contact details:
    Dr Andrew Phillips, Imperial College London, Department of Civil and
    Environmental Engineering, Skempton Building, South Kensington Campus,
    London SW7 2AZ