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    PhD Opportunity in Bioengineering
    Location: Durham University, UK

    The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
    at Durham University has a vacancy for an
    Industrial CASE studentship sponsored jointly by EPSRC and Biomet Ltd.
    This is a 3 year PhD project starting in 2010.
    Details of Industrial CASE studentships can be found on the EPSRC web site:
    Deadline for applications: 30th May 2010

    EPSRC CASE Studentship with Biomet Ltd
    Partial Revision of Metal Hip Resurfacing Joint
    Using Alternative Bearing Surfaces

    The aim of the research is to investigate the key
    alternative bearing surfaces for total hip
    arthroplasty. As a large number of patients are
    receiving replacements at a younger age and also
    living longer, it is important to develop
    conservative options to allow for revision (i.e.
    a second operation). An important question that
    needs answering is whether a failed femoral
    component in a hip with a modern-generation
    metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty can be
    successfully converted to total hip arthroplasty
    using non-metallic femoral head components.

    The student will benefit from interactions
    between University and Industry and have access
    to both Durham University and Biomet’s
    state-of-the-art laboratories. The student will
    be based at Durham University but with a few
    months of industrial placements at Biomet Ltd,
    the world leader in the orthopaedics market. The
    student will have both Academic and Industrial Supervisors.

    Candidates should have a 1st or 2.1 degree in
    Engineering or a related discipline.

    This studentship is available to UK and other EU
    nationals (due to funding criteria) and covers
    university fees and stipend subject to
    eligibility. For details see:
    The stipend, with company top up, will be
    £15,000 pa. Maintenance grants are generally tax
    free, but this will depend upon personal circumstances.
    Full details of how to apply can be found at

    For more information about this position please contact:
    Dr. Jun Jie Wu
    Phone: 0191 334 2440