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Joint KMM-VIN / ViCEM / ESB cross-disciplinary workshop

Biomedical and bioinspired materials and structures: a cross-disciplinary approach

The workshop combines the 9th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop, the Biennial ViCEM Meeting, and the Austrian Chapter Meeting of ESB. (see the Announcement Flyer and Conference Webpage)!

The joint workshop will be held at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), on September 22-23, 2022 as a pure onsite event.

This workshop will be the ninth in the series of industrially oriented workshops organized by KMM-VIN in collaboration with leading research centres and industries. Presenting the most recent advances in material science and technology, the KMM-VIN workshops provide a unique opportunity for starting and/or intensifying the communication and cooperation between scientists and engineers, aiming at material-driven transformation of various industrial sectors.

In order to broaden the effect of the event, this time, KMM-VIN joins forces with ViCEM, the cooperation center linking engineering with the biomedical world; and with the Austrian Chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics, which encourages, on a general level, research, disseminate knowledge and promote progress in Biomechanics.

Abstract Submission

The workshop will cover, but is not necessarily restricted to, the following topics:

  • Mathematical modeling, experimentation, and design of biomedical and bioinspired materials and structures
  • Microstructure-property relationship for hierarchical materials
  • Artificial intelligence-aided design of innovative biomaterials and bioinspired materials
  • Manufacturing hierarchical biomaterials
  • Cases of success in different industrial sectors: health, energy, transport, space and construction
  • Medical perspectives and demands concerning biomedical and bio inspired materials and structures

Potential participants from industrial and academic organizations are encouraged to submit contributions to the workshop. Both, oral and poster presentations are welcome. Abstracts of oral or poster presentations (max. 300 words) can be submitted by July 15, 2022.

>> ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

 Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Stéphane AVRIL (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France)
  • Tomasz LIPNIACKI (IPPT PAN, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Andreas MENZEL (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
  • Jon MOLINA-ALDAREGUIA (IMDEA Materials, Madrid, Spain)
  • Francesco MOSCATO (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Registration and Fees

The Workshop participation fees are as follows:

KMM-VIN / ViCEM / ESB Austrian Chapter members150 €
Non-members250 €

Registration fees include coffee breaks, lunches, and buffet dinner on day 1. Interested participants are requested to register online.

Deadline for registration of presenters: September 2, 2022

Accommodation

Recommended hotels near TU Wien are:

Workshop Chairs

  • Christian HELLMICH (TU Wien, Austria)
  • Katarzyna KOWALCZYK-GAJEWSKA (IPPT PAN, Poland)
  • Andrés DÍAZ LANTADA (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • Dieter PAHR (Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences & TU Wien, Austria)
  • Siegfried TRATTNIG (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Contact

For any organisational questions concerning the workshop please contact the local organizer:
Martina PÖLL (+43 1 58801 20211) or Michal BASISTA at the KMM-VIN office

Post Doc Position @KL Krems (IUBL Lab) Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is part of an academic and research community located at the Campus Krems, and includes a network of comprising teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems, Tulln and Eggenburg. KL is committed to raising its profile in specific areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and biopsychosocial sciences by entering into strategic academic and research partnerships with other institutions.

From Autumn 2022 the KL offers a 2-year research position at the Division „Biomechanics“ (Head: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr) with the option of getting permanent upon adequate performance:
Research Assistant/ Lab Manager (Post Doc) (40 h) (f/m/d). The Division Biomechanics is part of Prof. Pahr’s Interuniversity Biomechanics Laboratory, which also includes his research group at the TU Wien. Get some impressions of our recent work from our Youtube Channel!

Your tasks:
• Independent experimental research activities in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics
• Publication activities and writing of applications for external funding
• Teaching and support in administrative tasks
• Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students
• Administration and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure
• Support of the laboratory head

Your Profile:
• Completion of a suitable doctorate (e.g. mechanical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, …)
• In-depth knowledge in biomechanical testing (material and/or implant testing incl. programming of measurement data analysis)
• Appropriate track record of publications in scientific journals as well as conference contributions.
• Experience with clinic-related research and imaging techniques (CT or MRI) would be an advantage
• Good German and very good English skills, both written and spoken
• Process-oriented, accurate, structured way of working with a strong ability to prioritize
• Open, resilient and flexible personality with a professional attitude

Your Perspective:
You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team. KL is committed to an anti-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. KL specifically encourages qualified people with different diversity characteristics (gender, age, ethnicity, denomination, sexual orientation, etc.) to apply. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is 3,670 € (40 hrs) gross per month. Readiness for overpayment exists with appropriate experience and qualification.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and credentials and should be mailed to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at ) referring to jobnumber “2202”. There is the possibility of an ongoing job application until a suitable candidate is found.

Post Doc Position @KL Krems, Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is part of an academic and research community located at the Campus Krems, and includes a network of comprising teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems, Tulln and Eggenburg. KL is committed to raising its profile in specific areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and biopsychosocial sciences by entering into strategic academic and research partnerships with other institutions.


From April 2022 the KL offers a 2-year research position at the Division „Biomechanics“ (Head: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr) with the option of getting permanent upon adequate performance:
Research Assistant/ Lab Manager (Post Doc) (40 h) (f/m/d). The Division Biomechanics is part of Prof. Pahr’s Interuniversity Biomechanics Laboratory, which also includes his research group at the TU Wien.


Your tasks:
• Independent experimental research activities in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics
• Publication activities and writing of applications for external funding
• Teaching and support in administrative tasks
• Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students
• Administration and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure
• Support of the laboratory head


Your Profile:
• Completion of a suitable doctorate (e.g. mechanical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, …)
• In-depth knowledge in biomechanical testing (material and/or implant testing incl. programming of measurement data analysis)
• Appropriate track record of publications in scientific journals as well as conference contributions.
• Experience with clinic-related research and imaging techniques (CT or MRI) would be an advantage
• Good German and very good English skills, both written and spoken
• Process-oriented, accurate, structured way of working with a strong ability to prioritize
• Open, resilient and flexible personality with a professional attitude


Your Perspective:
You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team. KL is committed to an anti-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. KL specifically encourages qualified people with different diversity characteristics (gender, age, ethnicity, denomination, sexual orientation, etc.) to apply. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is 3,500 € (40 hrs) gross per month. Readiness for overpayment exists with appropriate experience and qualification.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and credentials and should be mailed by 13th of March 2022 referring to jobnumber “2202” to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at ).

PostDoc in Computational Biomechanics @ TU-Wien

The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics at TU Wien, Computational Biomechanics Group of Prof Dieter Pahr, is offering a full-time position (40 hours/week) for a post-doc university assistant for two years. The estimated starting date is June 1, 2021.

Tasks:

  • Conducting outstanding research work at an international level in the field of bone biomechanics
  • Supervision of Master and PhDs students
  • Writing grant proposals and acquiring third-party funds
  • Contributing to bachelor and master level teaching
  • Participation in teaching activities and administrative tasks of the institute

Your profile:

  • PhD in the field of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering or a related discipline with a specialization in biomechanics is a prerequisiteA highly motivated, resilient person with very good communication skills
  • The successful candidate will work in the field of computational bone biomechanics
  • Previous experience in bone biomechanics, image processing, finite element modelling, material modelling, computer programming (C++ and Python) are required
  • A very good command of English language skills as well as an appropriate publication record are also required
  • Desirable are experiences with lab experiments, German language skills, and project proposals writing
  • Interest in solving scientific problems in an independent and goal-oriented manner
  • The willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary and international scientific projects
  • Very good scientific communication and scientific writing skills

We offer:

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world.
  • A young, highly motivated, and international team of researchers.
  • An internationally established working group.
  • A well-equipped work environment (soft- and hardware, biomechanics lab).
  • Continuing personal and professional education.
  • Opportunities for presenting research results at leading international conferences.

TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at)

Entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.889,50 month gross, 14 times/year. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until April 8th, 2021.

For inquires on the technical description please contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr ( dieter.pahr@tuwien.ac.at ).

Application Documents: The application should include a motivation letter, a scientific CV, diploma certificates, list of publications, and a copy of the PhD thesis, all in electronic form. Applications are only accepted via our online system https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/146061.

PhD Student Position in Biomedical Development @ AO Research Davos

The AO is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, the AO fosters one of the most extensive networks of over 215,000 surgeons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 100 countries.

The mission of the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) is excellence in applied Preclinical Research and Development within trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and translation of this knowledge to achieve more effective patient care worldwide. The ARI contributes high quality applied Preclinical Research and Development (exploratory and translational) focused towards clinical applications/solutions as well as investigates and improves the performance of surgical procedures, devices and substances. It fosters a close relationship with the AO medical community, academic societies, and universities and provides a research environment and support for AO clinicians.

PhD Student Biomechanics and Modeling Focus Area

Peri-implantitis remains an unsolved issue, affecting close to half of all dental implants, with heavy smokers, patients with systemic health conditions (e.g. uncontrolled diabetes) and the immunosuppressed to be more vulnerable to the disease. The currently used dental implants are of low functionality and prone to bacterial colonization and to the formation of bacterial biofilm. The international and interdisciplinary consortium of the Horizon 2020 funded I-SMarD project aims to address this issue by developing advanced multifunctional dental implants that prevent bacterial colonization, promote tissue in-growth and integration via custom 3D printed structure, and allow non-invasive monitoring of the healing process using special coatings. The novel implants are expected to reduce the required time and cost of rehabilitation period for patients benefit while improving diagnosis.

Within this context, we are looking for an outstanding PhD student to join our team. The PhD candidate’s activities will be focused on the structural design and mechanical behavior of the implant using a combined biomechanical testing and computer simulation approach. The successful candidate will be hired at ARI and enrolled at in the PhD program of a partner university in Europe.

Your profile

  • MSc degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical or civil engineering, technical physics, material sciences or related disciplines
  • Previous experience with mechanical testing and finite element simulations would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication (English) skills for an effective collaboration with all involved parties.
  • High motivation, strong interest in research, durability to cope with challenges
  • Ability to solve complex tasks in a highly independent manner
  • Eligibility to apply and obtain a Visa for temporary residence is Switzerland
  • Familiarity with a cross-cultural/interdisciplinary environment is an advantage

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
  • Working in a highly committed international team
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility re working hours and location

If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc.) through our online application system. Applications received via other channels will not be considered in the process.

For more information please contact Dr. Peter Varga peter.varga@aofoundation.org

The online application link can be found here.

PostDoc Position in Computational Biomechanics @ TU Wien

The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics at TU Wien, Computational Biomechanics Group of Prof Pahr, is offering a full-time position (40 hours/week) for a post-doc university assistant for two years. The estimated starting date is March 1, 2021.

Tasks:

  • Conducting outstanding research work at an international level in the field of bone biomechanics
  • Supervision of Master and PhDs students
  • Writing grant proposals and acquiring third-party funds
  • Contributing to bachelor and master level teaching
  • Participation in teaching activities and administrative tasks of the institute

Your profile:

  • PhD in the field of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering or a related discipline with a specialization in biomechanics is a prerequisiteA highly motivated, resilient person with very good communication skills
  • The successful candidate will work in the field of computational bone biomechanics
  • Previous experience in bone biomechanics, image processing, finite element modelling, material modelling, computer programming (C++ and Python) are required
  • A very good command of English language skills as well as an appropriate publication record are also required
  • Desirable are experiences with lab experiments, German language skills, and project proposals writing
  • Interest in solving scientific problems in an independent and goal-oriented manner
  • The willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary and international scientific projects
  • Very good scientific communication and scientific writing skills

We offer:

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world.
  • A young, highly motivated, and international team of researchers.
  • An internationally established working group.
  • A well-equipped work environment (soft- and hardware, biomechanics lab).
  • Continuing personal and professional education.
  • Opportunities for presenting research results at leading international conferences.

TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at)

Entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.889,50 month gross, 14 times/year. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until January 7th, 2021.

Application Documents: The application should include a motivation letter, a scientific CV, diploma certificates, list of publications, and a copy of the PhD thesis, all in electronic form.

For inquires on the technical description please contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr ( dieter.pahr@tuwien.ac.at ). Applications are only accepted via our online system https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/140623.

Research Assistant m/f (30 h) Project PrintMyBone @ KL Krems, Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) offers a research position for three year (at the earliest from August. 2020) in the Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics (Division Biomechanics, Head: Univ.-Prof. Dieter Pahr):

Your responsibilities:

  • Participation in the research project “PrintMyBone – 3D printing of artificial bones from clinical CT data”.
  • In particular: use of FDM and SLA printing processes, extension of these printing processes (keywords: “composite materials” and “non-planar slicing”) as well as characterization of 3D printed parts (mechanical testing, micro-CT imaging). The goal is to create 3D printed structures that mimic the mechanical properties of human bones and can be used for precise, repeatable tests for the development of medical devices or for training purposes.
  • Submission of research applications, participation in third-party funded projects
  • Supervision of students and participation in teaching

Your profile:

  • Master degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical or civil engineering, technical physics, material sciences or similar fields
  • handicraft skills and enjoyment of manual laboratory work
  • Basic knowledge of image processing and programming
  • Interest in 3D printing and scientific work
  • Reliable and independent way of working
  • Friendly and team oriented personality

Your Perspektive:

You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team with the possibility to achieve the academic degree of a PhD (Dr. techn.) from TU-Wien.

People with disabilities who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply and are given special consideration. The minimum classification is € 2,100 gross per month.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be mailed by 16 of June 2020 referring to jobnumber “2010”  to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at).

Research Assistant m/f (30 h) Project PrintMyBone @ KL Krems, Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) offers a research position for three year (starting Dec. 2019) in the Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics (Division Biomechanics, Head: Univ.-Prof. Dieter Pahr):

Your responsibilities:

  • Participation in the research project “PrintMyBone – 3D printing of artificial bones from clinical CT data”.
  • In particular: use of FDM and SLA printing processes, extension of these printing processes (keywords: “composite materials” and “non-planar slicing”) as well as characterization of 3D printed parts (mechanical testing, micro-CT imaging). The goal is to create 3D printed structures that mimic the mechanical properties of human bones and can be used for precise, repeatable tests for the development of medical devices or for training purposes.
  • Submission of research applications, participation in third-party funded projects
  • Supervision of students and participation in teaching

Your profile:

  • Master degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical or civil engineering, technical physics, material sciences or similar fields
  • handicraft skills and enjoyment of manual laboratory work
  • Basic knowledge of image processing and programming
  • Interest in 3D printing and scientific work
  • Reliable and independent way of working
  • Friendly and team oriented personality

Your Perspektive:

You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team with the possibility to achieve the academic degree of a PhD (Dr. techn.)

People with disabilities who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply and are given special consideration. The minimum classification is € 2,100 gross per month.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be mailed by 17 of November 2019 to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at).

Call for Bids hosting ESB 2023

The ESB invites proposals for the organization of its annual congress in 2023. If you would like to host and organize the 2023 ESB congress and wish to prepare and submit a bid, please read the conference rules.

Interested members can contact or send a proposal/bid to Prof. David Mitton, Chair of the Meetings Committee (david.mitton(at)ifsttar.fr),

The deadline for bid submission (first step) to organize the ESB 2023 is 15 December 2019.