Research Associate – Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Model Software Development
Salary range: £32,100 - £40,720 per annum
Fixed-term appointment ending September 2014

Imperial College has been awarded almost £11million over 5 years by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC for a Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis Centre of Excellence. There are a number of departments, divisions and institutes across Imperial participating in this Centre which will bring together a critical mass of engineers, clinicians and basic scientists, collaborating to use technology to improve the diagnosis, understanding, surgical management and rehabilitative treatment of osteoarthritis.

As part of this initiative applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on a 2 year project that forms a key part of the musculoskeletal modelling theme of the Centre’s activities. One of the crucial variables that affects loading on the tissues of the joints is the influence of the dynamics of the activity. This arises from the kinematics and kinetics of the task. A musculoskeletal model featuring the core elements to predict muscle and joint forces in the lower limb has been developed using C++ and Matlab. However, a number of aspects of the model are in need of further development.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in computing, engineering, or physical sciences and a high level of competence in appropriate scientific software specifically including Matlab and C++ or equivalent.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Anthony Bull email:
or telephone 020 7594 5186.

Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College website at where you will find a job description and person specification for this post. Please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20120339FH into "Keywords". Complete and upload an application form as directed.

Should you have any queries please contact Angela Glyes at

Closing Date: 20 November 2012