The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (ILSB) of the Vienna University of Technology is looking for a doctoral student in experimental biomechanics for a duration of 4 years, starting as soon as possible.

Candidates must hold a Master's Degree, an Engineering Diploma or an equivalent Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Experience in tissue biomechanics as well as project-related experience in a biomechanics laboratory are advantageous. Specific knowledge of german and EU citizenship are helpful but not mandatory.

The selected candidate will be involved in research and teaching in biomechanics. He/she will design novel experiments in a state-of-the-art laboratory in micro- and nanomechanics to test original scientific hypotheses. He/she will supervise undergraduate students in his/her domain of expertise. He/she will contribute to the experimental validation of computational models developed at the institute and participate to contract research projects.

Please, send your application, including a letter of motivation, complete CV and records before October 27 2010, to the Personalabteilung wissenschaftliches Personal (human resource department) of TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, A-1040 Wien. Online applications are to be directed to

The Vienna University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women in its scientific personnel and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for this position.

For further information, please, contact

Philippe K. Zysset Ph.D.
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
Vienna Institute of Technology
Gußhausstraße 27-29
A-1040 Wien
Tel: +43 1 58801 31723
Fax: +43 1 58801 31799
DVR 0005886