AMR Research fellow - Perthes' disease

Medical and Biological Engineering Research Group

An exciting opportunity is available to work on this 18 month project to investigate ways of improving the diagnosis of Perthes’ disease and ultimately preventing its development. It is a collaborative project between the MBE Research Group at the University of Hull and Paediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Southampton. The project is funded by Action Medical Research.

Perthes’ disease is a poorly understood destructive disease of the hip joint that affects children, especially boys, between 3-14 years old. Over the course of this project, our aim is to develop a computational model of the developing human hip joint. This will be used to examine the changing biomechanical conditions in children with and without Perthes’ disease. Using that model, we will investigate detailed mechanisms that might lead to the development of the condition.

We are looking for someone with a First class or 2:1 degree in mechanical engineering (or similar), together with a PhD in bioengineering, biomechanics or related field. We also expect you to have significant experience in the practical application of finite element analysis, preferably with an extensive background of modelling the musculoskeletal system.

This is a fixed term position for 18 months.

For more information see: and vacancies
To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Michael J Fagan (

Closing date: 7 February 2015
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 23 February 2015