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    Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Biomechanical Modelling

    Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology
    Faculty of Science
    University of Hull

    This post is to support a BBSRC-funded project between the University of
    Hull and Hull-York Medical School (HYMS), concerned with building
    computer models to simulate the growth of the facial skeleton in
    primates, and thereby understand the complex relationship between
    biomechanical forces, soft tissue structures and facial morphology.

    The project requires the development of a biomechanical model of the
    primate skull to determine the dynamic loading acting on the skulls,
    together with finite element (FE) analysis to calculate the resultant
    stress and strain fields. In parallel, experimental validation of the
    strain distributions will be undertaken to validate the model's results.
    Later in the project, our own in-house FE element software will be used
    to investigate strain-based adaptation of the skull models in response
    to the applied loading.

    The successful applicant will have a first degree in engineering or life
    sciences, together with a PhD in a relevant engineering or biomechanics
    field, or equivalent experience. S/he must have experience of
    biomechanical modeling and finite element analysis. S/he will work
    closely with two other researchers, one in HYMS who will have
    responsibility for providing the necessary quantitative anatomy for the
    computer models, and another in Computer Science (at Hull) who will be
    undertaking further development of our own FE software.

    This is a three year appointment.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Dr M J Fagan, Centre for Medical
    Engineering and Technology, via email (

    For an application pack, email: (quoting
    ref. FS20).

    Closing date: 4 June 2007

    Dr M J Fagan
    Director, Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology (CMET)
    University of Hull
    HU6 7RX
    United Kingdom

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