Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bone and Joint Biomechanics

A PostDoc position for a highly motivated research scientist to work on a study funded by the National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of the usage of animals in research (NC3Rs).
The project aims to enhance the assessment of bone and joint properties in preclinical studies (mouse models), by combining longitudinal high-resolution imaging, advanced image processing and computational modelling to non-invasively measure bone strength from the in vivo images. In this project the post-holder will create and validate computational models for the prediction of bone strength at each time point in mice scanned with in vivo microCT that allows for high-resolution scans of the mice tibia. Moreover, the post-holder will adapt our protocols to study in details bone changes in the mouse knee to evaluate the effect of OA. Finally, they will be involved in the design and creation of an online service that measures automatically the bone properties in different portions of the tibia and that can be used worldwide by other researchers.
The post will be based at the Insigneo Institute for In silico Medicine and the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research in Sheffield. Applicants should hold a PhD in Engineering, Physics or related disciplines (or being close to submit), be familiar with experimental, imaging, image processing and computational modelling techniques for assessment of bone properties. Willingness to use the developed skills towards the 3Rs is essential. The post is full time for 30 months. The post holder will report to Dr Enrico Dall’Ara.

Start position: 1st Dec 2017
Duration: 30 months
Closing application: 24th October 2017
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Salary: Grade 7; £30,175 to £38,183 per annum