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  • Job posting Smith & Nephew European Centre for Knee Research(Leuven, Belgium)

    Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics

    For our growing Research Team in the European Centre for Knee Research in Leuven we are looking for a

    Research Scientist (m/f)

    Your function will deal with all aspects of research in the field of knee biomechanics

    Project management, testing, analysis and interpretation of gait lab and biomechanical related tests

    - Development of standard test specifications and methods

    - Development of test set-ups

    - Programming test machines

    - Coordination of studies / projects with external laboratories and universities

    - Education of surgeons and engineers

    - Presenting test results to collaborating surgeons

    - Publishing in peer-reviewed journals

    Public presentation of research work

    Analysis and documentation of results

    Your profile

    University degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering or related fields (PhD preferred)

    Biomechanical testing experience

    Solid knowledge of the musculo-skeletal system

    3 years working experience in medical technology, preferably in the field of orthopaedics or traumatology

    Programming experience (eg. MatLab, C++, Java) advantageous

    Knowledge of FEA or rigid body modeling advantageous

    Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills in English, preferably with additional skills in Dutch/French

    Experience with design and maintenance of gait lab and/or electromechanical systems

    Independent, result oriented and structured working style

    Publications in peer-reviewed journals

    We offer

    Modern, dynamic working environment in a state-of-the-art laboratory

    Interaction with Research and Surgeon Experts in the field of Orthopaedics

    Independent work planning with high level of responsibility

    Integration in the international network of laboratories and professionals of Smith&Nephew

    Collaboration with high-level, research-oriented orthopaedic surgeons

    Possibility to obtain a PhD degree within the project work

    Does this challenge appeal to you? Then we would like to meet you. Please send your complete application to:

    Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Jo Theunissen, Researchpark Haasrode 1030 Technologielaan 11 Bis,

    3001 Leuven, Belgium (Tel. +32 (0) 16 30 14 12). email:

    To discuss any questions concerning the job profile please contact Oliver Bösl, Manager Biomechanics and European Knee

    Research (Tel. +41 62 832 28 76) email:

    Contact for further interesting vacancies.