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  • Immediate PhD opportunity in Structural Biomechanics at ImperialCollege London

    PhD Research Position
    Structural Biomechanics

    Imperial College London
    EPSRC Project Studentship

    This is a late call for applications for an exciting EPSRC project
    studentship based in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College
    London. The successful applicant will join the Structural Biomechanics
    research group based in the Department of Civil and Environmental

    The research will focus on assessing the behaviour of the femur as a
    complete musculo-skeletal construct, in order to allow accurate
    assessment of the effects of damage to either the hard tissue (bone) or
    soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) forming the femoral construct
    spanning between the hip and knee joints, and will form part of the
    group’s ongoing research in this area. The aim of the work is to allow
    biomechanical evaluation to inform clinical decisions, for example
    choice of implant and surgical approach in hip and knee arthroplasty, as
    well as muscle re-attachment procedures, following injury or associated
    with neuropathic disorders.

    Numerical modelling will be carried out using the College supercomputer,
    developing sophisticated models of the femur as a complete
    musculo-skeletal construct, including the effects of muscles and
    ligaments in controlling movement. Experimental work will focus on the
    assessment of muscle parameters for use in finite element and inverse
    dynamics models being used in the group, and will be carried out as
    necessary within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and the
    Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    It is expected that the successful applicant will have an outstanding
    undergraduate background, and will come from a biomedical, civil, or
    mechanical engineering background, although applications are sought from
    anyone who has proven expertise in conducting lab based experiments, and
    computational modelling. It is anticipated that the successful candidate
    will start by January of 2009, with an immediate start being preferred.

    The studentship covers fees and carries a minimum annual stipend of
    £14,940. Due to the nature of the funding **applicants must be Home/EU
    students**, please see for further details.

    Interested parties are invited to contact Dr Andrew Phillips at Imperial
    College London using the details given below as soon as possible.

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