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  • Position Announcement - Biomechanical Characterization ofCartilage Tissue-Engineering Constructs and Repair Tissue

    The Laboratory of Biomechanics and Biomaterials of the Orthopaedic Department of the Hannover Medical University (LBB, www.lbb-mhhde) is offering a

    Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Associate

    position in the area of

    Biomechanical Characterization of Cartilage Tissue-Engineering Constructs and Repair Tissue

    The position is being offered for two years with the option for a performance based extension. The salary is commensurate with the qualification of the applicant (TV-L). Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent). We are looking for a highly qualified, motivated and creative individual who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary scientific research environment, and who can document their ability to work independently.

    The deadline for applications is the 30 of September, 2009. A pdf of the Job-Posting can be downloaded here

    in English -

    in German -

    The applicant will be expected to:

    - Manage a "Biomechanics of Tissue-Engineering Constructs" Team. Duties will include advising medical, veterinary-medical, as well as engineering students.

    - Independently plan and supervise scientific studies involving the histological and biomechanical characterization of different cartilage-replacement constructs and cartilage repair tissue.

    - Standardize and further develop techniques for testing different types of soft-tissue (musculoskeletal as well as cardiovascular).

    - Analyze and statistically evaluate data and to prepare manuscripts. Results may be published nationally and also internationally
    The following requirements should be fulfilled:

    - A university-degree in engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, materials-science or other similar discipline.

    - Experience in the appropriate areas in the form of a thesis, dissertation, independent project and or scientific publication.

    - A systematic, analytical and goal-oriented approach, as well as the desire to accept responsibility and acquire new skills and qualifications.

    - Good written and spoken communications skills.

    - Good team skills as well as the ability to work proactively, independently and creatively.

    - Spoken and written fluency in at least German or English. The willingness to attain German fluency.

    The Hannover Medical School aims to increase the proportion of women in its scientific personnel and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for this position. Equally qualified persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

    Please direct inquiries an applications including references and a curriculum vita to:

    PD Dr.-Ing. Christof Hurschler (Ph.D.)
    Labor für Biomechanik und Biomaterialien Orthopädische Klinik der MHH Anna-von-Borries-Str. 1-7
    D-30625 Hannover
    +49-0511-5354-647 Voice
    +49-0511-5354-875 Fax
    +49-172-5946-909 Mobile