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  • EU Marie Curie Studentship: University of Leeds, UK

    There is a 3 year PhD studentship available for an EU (non UK) student to study the process of cement injection into bone. The process (percutaneous vertebroplasty) is gaining wide popularity in the treatment of osteoporotic fractures within the spine, however there are a number of unanswered questions that relate to the flow of the cement. This includes the properties of the bone, the cement and the injection process. The successful student will primarily focus on laboratory experimentation but the work will also tie in to an existing computational programme. This is an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to this field!

    The supervision team will be led by Dr Nik Kapur, with assistance from Prof Richard M Hall, has access to state-of-the-art facilities including micro-CT and fluid measurement equipment. The student will be based in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds which is rated as one of the top Schools within the UK.

    The post is well remunerated, with a salary in excess of ~£20,000 p.a. (~ 30,000 euros).

    If you wish to apply please email your CV to Dr Nik Kapur ( so he can advise on eligibility. Please do so by Friday June 1st, 2007.

    Main eligibility requirements:

    * You must have obtained a degree that entitles you to embark on
    doctoral studies, and have *less* than 4 years research experience.
    * You must be a national of the following countries: Austria,
    Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
    France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
    Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,
    Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey,
    Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)
    * You must *not* have obtained a doctoral qualification (i.e. PhD or
    * You must *not* have lived in the UK for more than 12 months in the
    last 3 years immediately prior to appointment.
    * You must *not* be a UK citizen, the *only* exception to this is
    for UK citizens who have been resident outside the UK
    *continuously* for a minimum of 5 years immediately prior to