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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in PARIS

Project information:

The “Birdsong for Human(e) voices” project is funded by the CRI and is led by Dr. Pauline Provini. More information on the project: https://projects.cri-paris.org/projects/tY6OqgWS/summary

Job Description Summary:

We are searching for a highly motivated, independent, multidisciplinary postdoctoral researcher to be part of a team focusing on understanding the biomechanics of birdsong. The postdoctoral researcher will play a substantive role in planning and conducting research by using quantitative modelling methods. In close collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the postdoctoral researcher will

  • Participate to the collection of experimental data (multiple X-ray and light high-speed videos, Particle Image Velocimetry data, acoustic data, etc.) of different species of birds during vocalization.
  • Fluid dynamics analysis (CFD model) of bird vocalization.
  • Aero-acoustic modelling of birdsong based on experimental data collected by the team.
  • Draft and publish scientific papers derived from the data.
  • Attend annual scientific meetings to present research derived from the project research.
  • Actively participate to meetings, seminars, and CRI life in general.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD qualification with relevant research experience in biomechanics (e.g. engineering, modelling) or a closely related field.

Additional positive qualifications:

Specific expertise in one or more of the targeted experimental techniques (PIV, XROMM, and acoustic recordings), experience with live animals, and knowledge of the functional morphology of vertebrates are considered as additional positive elements for the candidate. An interdisciplinary background is highly appreciated.

Typical Hiring Range: Full-Time job ±2200 Euro/month (net) according to the INSERM salary scale.

Location: Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire, 8bis Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris France.

Institution information:

The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) experiments and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences. The CRI promotes scientists who thrive in dynamic environments, are inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, work best in teams and comfortably mix disciplines, rearranging, straddling field boundaries and wish to explore uncharted domains.

Job Open/Close Date: Fall 2020/ Summer 2022.

Required Documents

To apply for the position, please send the following documents to Pauline.provini@cri-paris.org:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
    1. Cover letter summarizing research interests, professional experience, and career goals.
    1. Names and Contact Information for References

Please have 2 recommendations forwarded directly to Dr. Pauline Provini email address by those individuals providing the references. These should not come from the applicant.

Review of applications will begin on September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Vacancy Editor @ Taylor & Francis: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

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Would you like to be the Editor of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE)?

We are looking for a new Editor/Editorial Team to lead the editorial board of CMBBE. Applicants should have an academic background in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, specifically a high level of multidisciplinary knowledge across the fields of computational biomechanics, biomedical applications and numerical methods, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward. 

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. For more information on the role of a journal editor, please click here.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will extend your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, increase visibility of your own research and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. 

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

·       Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks

  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues in the Editorial Board
  • This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position please forward your CV to Ishtiaque Shams, Portfolio Manager, at Ishtiaque.Shams@tandf.co.uk

Deadline for application is 31 October 2019.CMBBE is a leading Journal in the field with the aim to provide a means of communicating the advances being made in the area of computational biomechanics and biomedical engineering with the emphasis being placed on biomechanics. For more formation about the Journal please click here.

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.

2nd ESB Webinar Announced: OpenSim

Jumping into Musculoskeletal Modeling with OpenSim

We are delighted to announce the second webinar of the ESB Webinar Series which will introduce the OpenSim Software. The webinar will take place on October 16th 2019 at 18:00 CEST.

OpenSim is a freely-available, open-source musculoskeletal simulation software for visualizing and simulating movement. Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation are powerful tools to help understand the complex interactions between the neuromuscular and skeletal systems during movement.

This webinar aims to:

  • Introduce the main capabilities of OpenSim, including new features from the latest release of the software
  • Demonstrate a typical pipeline of creating and visualizing a muscle-driven simulation starting with motion capture data of a subject jumping

By the end of this tutorial, attendees will learn some of the core capabilities of OpenSim, including how to:

  • Load and visualize motion capture data
  • Load and explore a musculoskeletal model
  • Visualize a motion
  • Create a dynamic simulation.

The webinar will be conducted by Dr. Jennifer Hicks. Dr. Hicks is Associate Director the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research, an NIH-funded center at Stanford University that brings state-of-the-art engineering tools to rehabilitation scientists. In addition, she is the Research and Development Manager of the OpenSim software project, guiding the project’s development team and serving as the voice of the software user/researcher.

The seminar will last 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q/A from the audience. You will have the chance to ask your questions which will be addressed by the speaker at the end of the webinar. However, it would be great if you could send your question in advance while filling the registration form or by sending to Ehsan.soodmand@charite.de and/or rodrigo.romarowski@grupposandonato.it  before the start of the webinar.


Click here to register for the webinar.


October 16th 2019 18:00 CEST

Live on ESB YouTube Channel – Please Subscribe! (https://www.youtube.com/esbiomech )

Looking forward to your attendance.

ESB Student Committee

PhD position @ Julius Wolff Institute (Berlin) : COMPUTER OPTIMIZATION OF SCAFFOLDS FOR BONE REGENERATION

A PhD position is available within the Computational Mechanobiology Group at the Julius Wolff Institute (Charite Medical School in Berlin) on the topic of computational optimization of scaffolds to promote bone regeneration within large bone defects. 

Background

Although bone has the fascinating ability to self-regenerate after injury, large bone defects often lead to delayed or non-unions. The treatment of these conditions remains a clinical challenge for which scaffold-based strategies appear as a promising approach. In this approach, 3D open porous structures are implanted in the bone defect with the aim to support bone regeneration. Although, preliminary pre-and clinical data show encouraging results, there is still a need to optimize these scaffolds to ensure successful healing. The growth of new bone within the scaffold is influenced by many factors, such as the scaffold architecture, material properties, patient health condition, etc. The aim of this project is to investigate the potential optimization of scaffolds to promote bone regeneration within large bone defects.

Tasks

You will develop computer models to simulate the bone healing process and the interaction between mechanical signals (strains) within the healing region and biological processes (e.g. cellular migration, matrix deposition, etc.) taking place. You will simulate the interaction of the bone regeneration process with scaffold-support structures and develop algorithms for the computer optimization of the scaffold design to promote the bone healing process. You will be able to compare model predictions with experimental data from animal studies (e.g. histology, microCT) and to have access to patient data. The project is part of a research collaboration between several Institutes on the topic of “Personalised Bone Defect Treatment” (Funded by the BMBF).

Your profile

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematical Biology or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Modelling will be advantageous
  • Experience in Programming is required (e.g. C/C++, Matlab)
  • High motivation and strong interest in research

What we provide

This position is available for a period of three years. Salary will be commensurate with experience. You will work in a friendly team and in a unique research environment. As a PhD student you will be associated to the Berlin-Brandenburg School of Regenerative Therapies (www.bsrt.de) and benefit from the interaction with international students. Starting date: 1st October, 2019.

Apply
Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter and two references that could be contacted. Please email the application to Prof. Checa via email at: sara.checa@charite.de

Two Post-Doc and/or post-graduate Research Assistant positions at Università Campus Biomedico di Roma.

In the context of several National and International Grants, we are seeking two outstanding Post-Doc researchers and/or motivated post-graduate Research Assistants to join us in developing new wearable devices, systems, and data analysis tools for physiological and physical activities monitoring.

The ideal candidate should have the following expertise:
– Relevant publications in international journals and experience in fundraising
– Fluent English is essential
– Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach. Self-motivation, initiative, and independent thought/working.
– Proficient in MATLAB, Python, C, C++ programming
– Experience in one or more of the following topics:

1. Wearable systems design and development, encompassing electronic design, assembly and testing, microcontroller-based programming.
2. Body Sensor Networks
3. Real-time data acquisition and processing and related algorithms
4. Experimental protocols on human subjects

We will appreciate if you could send your interest to apply by email to E. Schena (e.schena(AT)unicampus.it), D. Formica (d.formica(AT)unicampus.it) and C. Massaroni (c.massaroni(AT)unicampus.it), including a motivation letter detailing how your research profile relate to the project and a CV.

Advanced International School on Imaging, Modelling and Simulation in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (Rome, Feb 2020)

Dear Colleague,
This is the first-call-for-participation to the Advanced International School on Imaging, Modelling and Simulation in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology that we are organizing in the beautiful city of Rome on February, 24th-28th, 2020 (Italy).

The school has been endorsed by the ESB and members of the Society will receive a reduction on the registration fees.

The School will instruct on the importance of a rigorous and multidisciplinary approach for the effective translation of biomechanics models into the clinical practice. Six internationally-outstanding invited lecturers have been selected for covering topics that span from imaging, through theoretical biomechanics, up to computational biomechanics and mechanobiology: Vikram DeshpandeChristian GasserDaniel HurtadoBruno QuessonZohar Yosibash and Alessandro Veneziani.

Classes on basic notions in the morning will prepare attendants to lectures on advanced topics in the afternoon on a wide range of applications.

One session will be dedicated to talks from participants and one day will propose a series of Advanced seminars.


More information are available on the attached flyer and on the web-site www.unicampus.it/advanced-school


With our best regards,

Alessio Gizzi, Michele Marino, Giuseppe Vairo


Early Stage Researcher at Materialise (Belgium) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)

The CuraBone Project is looking for a highly motivated Early Stage Researcher ESR (PhD Students) interested in working in an ambitious multidisciplinary project to work at Materialise (Belgium) and University of Zaragoza (Spain). This ESR position is aimed to pursue part of the scientific objectives of CuraBone through the development of its own Individual Research Project (IRP). Take a look at the project description to know more about the project.

Find further information about the offer in Euraxess web page.

The applications may be done at either recruitment institutions: University of Zaragoza and Materialise. Find more information on how to apply below.

The selected candidate will be employed under a local employment contract for a maximum of 14 months, compatible with national and regional legislation and following the guidelines provided by the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, including salaries with adequate and equitable social security benefits.

A career development plan will be prepared for the selected candidate in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website.

To apply for the vacancy, please check the eligibility criteria below. If you fulfil all the requirements, send your application with all the necessary records to assess your candidature.

  • Not be in possession of a doctorate/PhD degree and should have less than 4 years of research experience (starting at the date of obtaining the master’s degree).
  • At the time of selection by the host institution, the candidate may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment under the project.
  • For Unizar’s Biomedical Engineering PhD, it is required 300 Graduate ECTS (of which at least 60 ECTS must of Master`s degree)

The applications may be addressed at either both recruiting institutions: University of Zaragoza and Materialise. Find more information to apply below. In case you had any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us: curabone@unizar.es

All applicants will be employed under a local employment contract for a maximum of 3 years, compatible with national and regional legislation and following the guidelines provided by the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, including salaries with adequate and equitable social security benefits.

A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment. For more information please visit Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks.

More details:

http://curabone.unizar.es/index.php?modulo=recruitment

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).