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    Centre for Medical Engineering Solutions in the Management of Osteoarthritis, Imperial College London, UK

    Lecturer in Gait Analysis and Human Joint Mechanics

    Lecturer salary in the range £42,060 to £46,970 per annum

    Imperial College has been awarded almost £11 million over 5 years by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC for a Centre for Medical Engineering Solutions in the Management of Osteoarthritis. There are a number of departments, divisions and institutes across Imperial College participating in this exciting new initiative. We wish to appoint 6 academic staff, of which this post is one. The expectation is that at the end of the 5 year grant period, the appointee will become a permanent member of the academic staff.

    The appointee will be expected to plan and direct the implementation of research activities and programmes of outstanding quality, international repute and innovation and advance the reputation of the Department, the Centre and the College. Specific areas of interest for this post include gait analysis, human joint kinematics and contact analysis, surgical navigation and robotics, integration with medical imaging. We plan to develop a facility for analysis of load-bearing joint mechanics via high-speed fluoroscopy or other imaging modality, linked to dynamic measurement and then interfacing with robotic studies in-vitro. Experience in working across disciplines, especially between engineering and surgery or imaging, is desirable.

    Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in biomechanics, human movement analysis, surgical navigation or similar subject area. They should have an outstanding research record as demonstrated by their publications. Teaching experience and competence is also required, with the ability to contribute to the teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

    Our preferred method of application is online via our website ( (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number, EN20090163, into "Keywords"). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. Please note you must submit an application form for our posts not just a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, your application will not be considered.

    In addition to the application form, you should attach a full CV (including a list of publications) that covers any aspects of your career not covered by the online form, a 2-3 page statement of your research plans over the next 5 years and a brief statement of your teaching interests.

    Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Ms C Ferguson, Academic Administrator at e-mail address: c.r.ferguson @ to request an application form, quoting reference number EN20090163 in the request.

    The closing date for this post is 31st October 2009.

    Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Professor Andrew Amis at a.amis @ or +44 (0)20 7594 7062.

    Andrew Amis, Imperial College London, UK.