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  • Marie Cure Clinical Early Stage Researcher in Biomechanics/Biomedical Engineering

    This new, exciting research opportunity is being funded by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network SpineFX which is focused on the biomechanics of spinal fracture. You will work in the Institutes of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) and 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 other partners within SpineFX as well as two other early stage researchers at the University of Leeds. As such you will be a member of a multidisciplinary team working on an exciting new project characterising the biomechanics of cement augmentation including both the properties of the delivery and the resulting augmented bone. The project involves the development and utilisation of surrogate models of different bone pathologies and fractures and well as extensive laboratory work characterising cements and the augmentation process. You will be expected to be attend a number of training events delivered by SpineFX partner organisations.

    You will have, an excellent undergraduate degree in medicine or an allied subject in the field of medical sciences. Research experience gained through an MSc or other higher degree would be advantageous. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to work flexibly and travel to collaborating Partners. It is expected that the successful applicant would register for an MD or MPhil.

    The ESR salary is fixed at 34,500 per year, plus allowances, which will be paid in Sterling using an appropriate conversion rate.

    Each ESR will have a Personal Career Development Plan, designed with the supervisor at the beginning of the fellowship, covering training needs (including complementary skills) and scientific objectives. You will be expected to have at least one secondment to one of the non-UK partners.

    You will satisfy the eligibility requirements for an Early Stage Researcher under the European Commission Framework 7 Early Stage Training Scheme; in particular, they should be eligible to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher in the UK - this means:

    Less than four years research experience and must not possess a PhD. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided.

    To not be a national of the United Kingdom (there are two exceptions:
    researchers with more than one nationality can be recruited if they have not resided in the UK during the previous five years; researchers who have legally resided and have had their principal activity (work, studies, etc) in a third country for at least three out of the last four years).

    To not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to their recruitment.

    For information on Marie Curie initial training networks, see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

    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 r.m.hall@leeds.ac.uk

    To download an application form and job details please visit http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/jobs/. Alternatively application packs are available from the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, tel + 44 (0)113 343 2154, email imbe@leeds.ac.uk.
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