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  • Research Fellow Position in Experimental Spinal Biomechanics,University of Leeds, UK

    Faculty of Engineering
    School of Mechanical Engineering

    Research Fellow/Assistant in Spinal Biomechanics
    (Full-time, fixed term for three years, available from December 2009)

    This new post doctoral research position is being funded by EPSRC through the Developing Optimised Vertebroplasty Treatments for Vertebral Fractures in Multiple Myeloma Award. You will work in the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) and the Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces and Interfaces (iETSI) within the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. An important aspect of the post is that you will collaborate with Dr Cari Whyne's research team at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, members of the clinical team who are based in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and the Industrial Partner, Arthrocare. As such you will be a member of a multidisciplinary team working on an exciting new project developing treatments for spinal insufficiency fractures encountered in Multiple Myeloma Patients. The project involves the utilisation of imaging and laboratory based human cadaveric models to investigate the morphological and biomechanical alterations that occur in myeloma affected spines and assess the use of vertebral augmentation and adjunct techniques in alleviating the structural deterioration in the bone.

    You will have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD with a significant experimental and biomechanical/medical engineering component. You will also have experience of project management and working both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to work flexibly and travel to collaborating Partners.

    University Grade 7 (£29,704 - £35,469 p.a.) We would be happy to consider applications from candidates seeking less than full time hours and/or job share.

    Informal enquires to Professor Richard M Hall, tel +44 (0)113 343 2132, email

    To download an application form and job details please visit and click on jobs. Alternatively application packs are available from Cheryl Harris tel + 44 (0)113 343 7979 email

    Job ref 312410 Closing date 16 October 2009

    Prof. Richard M Hall
    School of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Leeds
    Leeds LS2 9JT
    T: +44 113 343 2132
    F: +44 113 343 2150