Category Archives: Senior/faculty positions

Lecturer in Biomechanics at the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine (University of Sheffield)

Closing date 24/04/2019

Employer: The University of Sheffield (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Location: Sheffield


Salary: £40,792 – £48,677 per annum. Potential to progress to £54,765 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.  Grade 8

Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University of Sheffield since its foundation in 1905 and is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering. We are one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering, and are home to over 1000 students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research) and 58 academic staff.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to work within the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine (Insigneo), an initiative between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield, and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. You will also be a member of staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The successful applicant will need to hold a good first degree and PhD in a topic relevant to biomechanics (or equivalent experience) and have research experience and plans that are complementary to the research themes of Insigneo, details of which can be found on the Insigneo website:

In addition, you will need to demonstrate how you plan to conduct a high quality programme of research, including attracting external funding from a range of sources, publishing working in high quality peer-reviewed journals, attending conferences and building an international profile.

Furthermore, you will also be required to carry out teaching duties including designing, delivering, assessing and reviewing teaching programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Initially, you will be allocated a lighter than average teaching load (typically just one 10 credit course), and little or no administrative duties to allow you to focus on establishing your research career. We will also provide a generous support package to ensure rapid progress in your research activity.

This is an excellent research opportunity to become part of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine and contribute to its cutting-edge research in the development of biomechanics methods for neuro-musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, or urinary pathologies.

Insigneo is the largest European research institute dedicated to Computational Medicine, with the aims to realise the scientific ambition behind the Virtual Physiological Human, producing a transformational impact on healthcare. Insigneo performs cutting edge research in areas of fundamental and applied biomedical modelling, imaging, and informatics.

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages ( and search for vacancy number: UOS022094.

Contact details

For informal enquiries about this job, the recruiting department, and the Insigneo institute contact: Professor Claudia Mazzà or on +44 (0)114 222 6073. For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Julie Fryer on or on +44 (0)114 222 7712.

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Professorship with a Tenure Track Perspective at Charité

Opening of a Professorship with a Tenure Track Perspective at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH):

The candidate is expected to drive biomaterial-based tissue regeneration towards clinical applications and is expected to take an active role in the scientific focus area “Regenerative Therapies -BCRT” and to engage her-/himself in the DFG-funded research group „Regeneration in Aged: Bone healing as a model system to characterize regeneration under compromised conditions” (FOR2165).

The professorship is expected to strengthen the research focus in Biomechanics, Biomaterials und Cell-Therapies in a tight coupling with the Julius-Wolff-Institute and the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery of the Charité.

Charité is intending to fill this position with an outstanding, internationally acknowledged scientist with substantial contributions in Cell-Biomaterial interactions and the biomaterial-driven tissue regeneration with a focus on musculoskeletal tissues.

Candidates should have received a PhD in Engineering or Sciences, a minimum 3-year postdoc and contributed with excellent peer reviewed papers to the scientific field. Experience with R&D in a research-oriented company, specifically in biomedical material development or production would be highly appreciated.

Please submit your application including your conceptional ideas until 5.03.2019 to

for details please see

Please include next to CV and publication list a brief 2-3 page description of your future plans at Charité and BIH.

In case you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Canada Research Chair (Tier I), Mechanisms of Concussion, University of Calgary

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenured Professor appointment as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mechanisms of Concussion.  Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria.  The appointment date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be between January and July 2019.

The full job posting can be found here.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering @ Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Date posted: 


About our team

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international research reputation and close connections to the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology.  Our research ranges from fundamental chemical, physical and biological sciences through to engineering, with applications in biology, medicine, energy, photonics, chemical and biochemical processes, and manufacturing amongst others, all of which are supported by strong external funding.  We have around 120 full-time academic staff driving this research activity, based in 5 research institutes:  Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering; Institute of Chemical Sciences; Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences; Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems; and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, BioPhysics & BioEngineering.  Together with the University of Edinburgh we represent the “most powerful” General Engineering unit in the UK, as measured by the recent REF.

In addition we deliver teaching across 5 first degree programmes: Chemistry; Physics; Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering; Chemical Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. Heriot-Watt is in the UK’s Top 20 and second in Scotland in the 2016 Guardian League Tables with five subjects in the top 5 and ten subjects in the top twenty. We pride ourselves on the student experience we offer and were ranked UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012/13 in the Sunday Times University Guide, as well as Scottish University of the Year 2012/13 and 2011/2012.  In the 2014 National Student Survey, Heriot-Watt University was ranked 1st in the UK for Chemical Engineering (for the fifth year running) and Electrical Engineering, receiving 100% student satisfaction rating. The following of our subjects ranked in the top ten within the UK: Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Electrical Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering.

Building on the outstanding REF2014 results in Engineering and unsurpassed NSS outcomes in our engineering disciplines, Heriot-Watt University is looking to grow and complement its existing research capacity within its Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE). We are now looking to recruit our future academic leaders across a range of our portfolio; this post relates to Biomedical Engineering.

The Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering (IMPEE) is a dynamic, multidisciplinary research Institute focused on promoting excellence across our four main research themes: Energy Harvesting and Conversion; Biomedical Engineering; Computational and Digital Engineering; and Multiphase Flow. The mission of this vibrant Institute with around 30 academic staff is to foster research excellence across its main research themes. Much of our work involves strong industrial links across a range of sectors and, through our expertise, skills and experience we work together with industry to identify new areas of interest.  The REF2014 results for Heriot-Watt University were truly excellent.  Relevant to this post is our joint submission with University of Edinburgh in General Engineering that ranks first in the UK for research power and we are seeking individuals who can make a complementary contribution to one of our themes and who have the potential to grow into a position of research leadership.


Further details

The Biomedical Engineering theme focuses on highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research at the interface between mechanical engineering, material science and bioengineering. We bring together our expertise in micromechanics, tissue engineering, laser tissue interaction, novel optical fibres, computational mechanics, micro/nano manufacturing, thermo-fluid mechanics, and digital design and manufacture to address the challenges in biomedical engineering including cancer diagnostics and therapy, minimally invasive procedures, tissue mechanics, patient-specific modelling, tissue engineering and characterisation.  Applications are welcome from individuals whose core disciplines are in the areas of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or are in other relevant engineering domains or applied sciences and can complement our existing strengths

Key duties and responsibilities

  • actively engaging in research and contributing to the University’s research profile;
  • actively pursuing research funding through the submission of high-quality grant proposals;
  • establishing collaborative research and teaching links outside the university via funding councils, industry, business and public bodies;
  • Publicising research through the preparation and submission of journal and conference papers and participating in academic conferences;
  • representing the institution in a professional capacity, particularly with regard to research dissemination and development e.g. conferences, meetings, with industrial partners, etc.;
  • supervising and mentoring undergraduate students, postgraduate students and research associates;
  • teaching through the delivery of lectures, tutorials and laboratories, assessing the relevant students’ work as well as setting and marking examinations and coursework;
  • designing and developing teaching materials and new teaching methods, using personal research to inform teaching where appropriate;
  • Education, Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum qualification: Doctorate

    Candidates will be expected to have a strong track record of research in one or more of the following areas:

    • microfabrication or testing with relevance to biological systems;
    • biological process engineering, including process control using mechanical, electrochemical or biochemical sensors and actuators;
    • design/fabrication of hybrid biological/physical structures and devices.

    The successful candidate will have some experience in making grant applications (commensurate with level of appointment), authoring high-quality publications and forming a research team. We also need individuals who can make a positive contribution in innovative teaching in our core areas or mechanical engineering and chemical engineering.

    How to apply

    Applications for this vacancy should be made online through the Heriot-Watt University iRecruit system.

    Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 11th December

    When applying for this role please include in the cv your publications list, teaching experience, grants obtained and contact details for at least two referees.

    Informal  enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Prof. Bob Reuben

    Appointments will be made according to experience, bands are; Professor from 57,674, Associate Professor 48,327 – 55,998 Assistant Professor 39,324 – 46,924.

    Consideration will be given to applications on a part-time and/or job-share basis.

    Use our total rewards calculator to see the value of benefits provided by Heriot-Watt University.

    Full University Professorship Biomechanics Position


    Full University Professorship Biomechanics, Human Locomotion and Loading of the Musculoskeletal System


    The Julius Wolff Institute for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration within the CharitéCenter9 for Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery invites applications for the full university professorship position.


    For more information please click on: JobOffer_W2-Biomechanik – englisch final

    Deadline extended until the end of July