A 12 months position as an Experienced Researcher is available at
the Laboratory of Medical Technology of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic
Institute, Bologna, Italy
(web site
http://www.ior.it/Sito/frmRicerca_DettLaboratorio.aspx?IDItem=52&IDCont=0 &IDUO=92

within the framework of the European Marie Curie Research and
Training Network (RTN) entitled '3D Anatomical Human' (web site
http://3dah.miralab.unige.ch/ )

Aim of the Network
The objective of this research and training network is to increase,
by scientific exchange, the development of technologies and knowledge
around virtual representations of the human body for interactive
medical applications. The network has a specific goal: developing
realistic functional 3D models for the human musculoskeletal system,
the methodology being demonstrated on the lower limb.

Aim of the planned activities
The planned activities for the above mentioned position can be
roughly resumed as follow:
1) to train the Early Stage Researcher (ESR) appointed by Laboratory
of Medical Technology of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute about soft
tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons) behaviour and modelling;
2) to supervise and collaborate with the ESR in carrying out the
passive characterisation of soft tissue through mechanical testing;
3) to collaborate with other partners of the RTN for the development
of the numerical simulation methods, with reference to the collected
experimental data;
4) to hold lecturers both at the host institution and at the workshop
organised by the consortium.

The applicant must be an Experienced Researcher (please refer the
criteria of the European Marie Curie Research and Training Network).
Background in mechanical properties of soft tissues (ligaments,
muscles, tendons) is an essential requirement.
Previous experience in experimental mechanics is essential with
specific practice in testing of soft tissues (ligaments, muscles,
Fluently in written and spoken English.

Additional information
The criteria and provisions of the European Marie Curie Research and
Training Network, drafted by EC, will be applied (please consult
According to regulation of the Marie Curie Program, applications from
female fellows are highly appreciated.

Contract details
Research contract as collaborator for the above mentioned specific project
The researcher will be requested a flexible weekly effort to perform
the planned activities
Duration: 12 Months
Indicative Starting Date: 1st November 2008 (to meet that date
applicants should be available to move to Bologna (Italy) in the
second half of October 2008 in order to settle administrative problem
before the signature of the contract).
Salary calculated according to the European Community regulations for
Marie Curie Research and Training Network

Applications must be sent to the following e-mail address:
baleani@tecno.ior.it (Contact person: Massimiliano Baleani)
Please make sure to mark in the "Subject" field of your email in
capital letters "ER APPLICATION".

For application please supply
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae (containing also all information
necessary to demonstrate that you are eligible to be appointed in
Italy within a RTN)
- a list of publications
- e-mail address and telephone of 3 references
- a letter of motivation.
Please add the scan of an identity document.

Deadline: 12 PM of the 15th September 2008

For Marie Curie programme criteria and regulations, please consult
the EC web site:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/mariecurie-actions/action/action_en.html ).


*39-051-6366577 (office)
Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica tel. *39-051-6366864 (secretary)
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli fax. *39-051-6366863
Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy