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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.

Research Assistant m/f (30 h) Bioresorbable Material Testing @ KL Krems, Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) offers a research position limited to 1 year in the Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics (Division Biomechanics, Head: Univ.-Prof. Dieter Pahr):

Your responsibilities:

  • Participation in the biomechanics research project: „BEST Mg Alloy. Biokompatible Elemente – Simulationen und Tests für Mg-Legierungen“.
  • Usage of microcomputed tomography and mechanical testing on biodegradable metals.
  • Programming of analysis software.
  • Support in teaching activities.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor or master degree in mechanical- or civil engineering, biomedical engineering, mechatronics, technical physics, or similar fields.
  • Basic knowledge in mechanics and programming
  • Self-responsible and reliable working approach
  • Interest on scientific work
  • Friendly and team oriented personality

Your perspective:

You can expect a challenging job at a young university in a highly motivated team. The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is dedicated to achieving a balanced mix of male and female academic and non-academic staff. Consequently, applications from female candidates are particularly welcome. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is € 2.000,- (30h).

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be sent by e-mail by 31th July 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).

PhD-Position: Non-linear μFE of Bone @ TU-Wien, Austria

The Vienna University of Technology is seeking an exceptional student for a PhD position at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Structural Biomechanics (Computational Biomechanics Group of Prof. Pahr) from 01.09.2019 for a period of 4 years, salary group B1, with an employment scale of 30 hours per week, to occupy. The minimum monthly salary is currently EUR 2,148.40 (14 times a year). Due to activity-related previous experience or involvement in third-party funded projects, the fee may increase.

PhD Topic

The PhD thesis builds on existing research in the field of non-linear micro FE in bone biomechanics (see http://www.eccm-ecfd2018.org/admin/files/filePaper/p1159.pdf) This simulation method should be applied in the field of bone biomechanics and orthopedic implants.  Don’t hesitate to contact members of the research group at the ESB 2019 in Vienna.

Requirements

Applicants must have a Master’s degree (diploma) in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Technical Physics, Medical Informatics or equivalent studies.

Furthermore, very good programming skills, preferably Python and C ++, mechanics, fundamentals of the finite element methods, German language skills (minimum level B2 according to CEFR) are required.

Other desired skills & interests: Biomechanical fundamentals, basic knowledge of medical image processing.  The willingness to cooperate in teaching and at the institute is expected as well as good knowledge of English, interest in scientific work.

Application deadline: until 18.07.2019 (date of postmark)

Applications should be sent to the Personnel Administration, Department of Human Resources of the Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna. Online applications to rene.fuchs@tuwien.ac.at  Applicants are not entitled to compensation for accrued travel and subsistence expenses incurred as a result of the admission procedure.

ESB Best Doctoral Award 2019

This year we had a high number (21) of excellent applications for this award.

The winner of the Best Doctoral Award 2019 is Tommaso Ristori (TU Eindhofen, Netherlands) with the thesis entitled “Computational analysis of cell-mediated remodeling of collagenous tissues”.

There are also two runner-ups (no specific order): Marta Pena Fernandez and Maarten Afschrift. Marta Peña Fernandez (Portsmouth, UK): “X-ray biomechanical imaging and digital volume correlation of bone: From regeneration to structure” and Maarten Afschrift (KU Leuven, Belgium): “Identifying the limitations in balance control of elderly using predictive simulations of human posture and gait”.