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Research Engineer in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Tübingen Germany

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  • Research Engineer in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Tübingen Germany

    The Orthopaedics Department at the University of Tübingen, Germany is currently seeking candidates for a full-time position as a Research Engineer (Postdoc). Remuneration is according to TV-L13 (the German civil servant salary scale) for 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

    The post holder will work in the Orthopaedics Biomechanics lab, which is equipped with an MTS 858 machine, a Kuka KR60 robot, and a customised knee simulator. The main research focus of the lab is in the biomechanical evaluation of artificial and normal joints in the spine and lower limb.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Develop test protocols to answer basic science and clinical questions in orthopaedics biomechanics research, in cooperation with surgeons, engineers and students.
    • Conduct biomechanical testing of orthopaedic implants, surgical techniques, etc.
    • Perform measurements, and statistical analysis of data.
    • Preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grants.

    Min Qualifications:
    • a relevant Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent.
    • excellent programming skills (e.g. Matlab, LabView), and/or expected to acquire knowledge in robotic programming.
    • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • ability to work independently and in a team.
    • an excellent command of written and spoken English.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • previous experience in solving orthopaedic problems that combine simulation and experiments.
    • previous record of high-quality research.
    • experience working with a Kuka KR60 robot.
    • some knowledge of German or willingness to learn German.

    Interested candidates should send their application with (1) cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research objectives/interests, and (4) the names and contacts of two professional references, via email in ONE single pdf file to:

    Prof. Nikolaus Wülker (

    Orthopaedic Department
    Tübingen University Hospital
    Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
    72076 Tübingen