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Research Fellow - multi-station hip-simulation

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  • Research Fellow - multi-station hip-simulation

    The National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre, established in 2008 through an EPSRC S&I Award, supplemented by matched funding from the university and 28 industrial partners. It brings together expertise from the areas of Engineering Sciences, Electronics and Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine and Statistics to tackle the next generation tribological design issues and enhance capabilities in advanced computational and experimental tribology. The centre is focused towards, and has strong links with industry and pursues an active technology transfer agenda.

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive individual with a solid background and strong experience in bio-tribology and orthopaedic engineering to join the growing team of one professor, eight lecturers, eight post-doctoral researchers and 20 PhD students as a Research Fellow. The role has been created to support and manage an industrially commissioned project involving multi-station hip-simulation and the testing and development of industrially and medically applicable artificial hip-joints.

    The project will run for a total of 24 months in the first instance and require a clear focus to achieve targets set by the industrial sponsor. The successful candidate ideally will have experience of biotribology testing and more specifically be familiar with and have used a multi-station hip simulator. Experience of working in the bio-medical industry would be particularly advantageous.

    A proven ability to manage projects and drive the design and testing of industrially viable products is a requirement for the appointment. Candidates should have a track-record of commercially successful outputs and be able to develop a strategic plan to make the new testing facility at Southampton self-funding within the period of the project.

    The appointee will have access to laboratory facilities and mentoring from senior staff across nCATS' academic disciplines.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Martin Stolz; email:

    This post represents an outstanding and unique opportunity to be part of building a world class research centre, supported by multidisciplinary collaborations that connect the fundamental understanding of tribological systems and the future health care demands and industrial needs.

    For more information on the national Centre for Advanced Tribology please visit

    The post is available from January 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. Interviews are planned for end of November / early December 2011.

    The closing date for this post is 12 December 2011. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 066611BX on all correspondence.