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Postdoc vacancy in microstructural imaging of blood vessels and tissue biomechanics @Erasmus MC / TU Delft.

Interested in diving into the fascinating world of microstructural imaging of blood vessels and linking this to tissue biomechanics? There is an open position for a post-doctoral researcher in the Biomechanics Group at Erasmus MC / TU Delft.

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3 postdoctoral job offers in Computational Bone mechanics @UPF, Barcelona

We are offering three postdoctoral positions in the area of Biomechanics & Mechanobiology at BCN MedTech, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain, to work in computational biomechanics applied to fragile bone fracture prediction in clinical cohorts:

  • Data science & surrogate modelling (1.5 years, full time): Junior postdoctoral researcher with expertise in machine learning applied to biomedical engineering: – Deadline March 7th 2023
  • Open-source finite element code development & implementation (2 years, full time): Postdoctoral researcher with expertise in open-source finite element software and computational continuum mechanics: – Deadline March7th, 2023
  • Patient-Specific finite element modelling and computational bone biomechanics (Junior leader, 2.5 years, full time): Senior postdoctoral researcher with at least two years of postdoctoral research experience in bone finite element analysis: – Deadline: March 7th, 2023

Newton Fellowship in computational cardiovascular biomechanics

Newton International Fellowships are prestigious postdoctoral fellowships for researchers who want to work in the UK. The scheme is accepting applications now with a deadline of 28th March 2023. The fellowship provides three years of research funding, and only those with a PhD from outside of the UK are eligible. More details and eligibility criteria are available at

Do you have background in computational tissue biomechanics? Are you interested in cardiovascular systems and the above scheme? If so, check our Computational Biomechanics Research Group page or my staff page for more information on our research. We would be happy to host excellent researchers with relevant background and interests. Email me at if you would like to discuss this fellowship opportunity.

Post-Doc in Clinical-related Musculoskeletal Biomechanics @ 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 and Tulln. The university offers degree programs in Human Medicine and Psychology and are tailored to the requirements of the Bologna model, opening the door to new, cutting-edge health professions. 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.


  • 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 1aintenance of the laboratory infrastructure
  • Support of the laboratory head


  • 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 (or willingness to learn German in the short term) 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


You can expect a challenging job in an internationally visible and highly motivated team -we offer flexible working hours, home office options, a paid lunch break, health care and many other benefits . 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 encouraged. People with disabilities who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply and are given special consideration. The minimum classification is € 3,700 (40 hrs) gross per month. Readiness for overpayment exists with appropriate experience and qualification. Fixed-term contract for 2 years, possibility of extension (path to permanency / tenure) in case of appropriate performance.


Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and credentials and should be mailed by 22 nd of Feburary 2023 referring jobnumber “2301” to Ms. Christina Schwaiger to

Post-doc position in Computational Biomechanics @ University of Bologna

The specific goal of this post-doctoral research position is the further development, deployment, and clinical application of clinical digital twins for risk-based stratification of patients affected by musculoskeletal dysmetabolism (osteopenia and sarcopenia). This is the context of Heal Italia projects, a national research project funded by the NextGenerationEU Recovery Plan. The project aims to apply precision medicine approaches by developing risk-based stratification algorithms and providing scientific open-access evidence to health policymakers.

The post-doc is expected to translate existing digital twin technologies developed in other projects into use in specific clinical studies on osteopenia and sarcopenia. This will require some adaptations to the modelling technology, their deployment to appropriate infrastructures, and their use to conduct specific clinical studies where the models’ predictions are used for risk-based stratification.

The ideal candidate would have these qualifications:

  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Documented experience in patient-specific biomechanical or mechanobiological modelling.
  • Experience with finite element analysis and/or multi-body dynamics in biomechanics.
  • PhD in Engineering, Physics, Movement Science, or Computer Science, not strictly required though.


The selected post-doc will mainly work on:

  • Develop further computational biomechanics patient-specific models.
  • Deploy them on dedicated infrastructures that enable their use in clinical studies.
  • Run clinical studies based on these Clinical Digital Twins.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team coordinated by Prof. Marco Viceconti, and in collaboration with a large national consortium.


More info and how to apply here:

The deadline for applications is 06 February 2023.

The research will be conducted both at the University of Bologna and at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna.

Further information:

If you are interested or want more information, please contact Alessandra Aldieri:

Postdoc Position in Multiphoton Intravital Imaging of Heterotopic Ossification @ETH Zurich

The postdoctoral position is embedded within the SNSF Sinergia project SLIHI4BONE (Nr. 213520, project start 01.04.2023) focusing on a newly-proposed mechanism explaining the formation of bone in soft tissue, also called heterotopic ossification (doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2018.10.036). According to this mechanism, tissue mineralization may provoke a sustained local ionic homeostatic imbalance (SLIHI), and this local decrease in extracellular calcium may modulate inflammation to trigger bone formation. The general project aim is to assess the validity of this mechanism and to use it for healing large bone defects.

For the multiphoton intravital imaging work package within SLIHI4BONE, we are looking for a motivated Postdoc to join the Institute for Biomechanics at ETH Zurich. The successful candidate will closely interact with the Sinergia collaboration partners at RMS Foundation and ARI Davos:
• Development of intravital imaging protocols for HO and impaired bone healing using time-lapsed micro-computed tomography and multiphoton microscopy
• Extension of intravital imaging technology to include ratiometric imaging for the quantification of bone marrow interstitial pH and calcium concentrations
• Imaging support for in vivo experiments

Further information about the Laboratory for Bone Biomechanics can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Ralph Müller at (no applications).

Post-doc position in Computational Biomechanics @ University of Bologna

In the relation to the start of the EDITH project, an EU-funded Coordination and Support Action on the ecosystem for Digital Twins in healthcare, there is a new open post-doc position at University of Bologna in the In Silico Medicine group cordinated by Prof. Marco Viceconti ( 

EDITH is a Coordination and Support Actions ( project founded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL-2021-DEPLOY-01-TWINS-HEALTH). The project aims to foster an inclusive and sustainable ecosystem for Digital Twins in healthcare (DTH) in Europe. EDITH will pave the road to the next revolution around In Silico Medicine. This is a unique opportunity to be an actor in the digital transformation of the European healthcare!

The selected post-doc will mainly work on:

– Map DTH resources (i.e., models, datasets, methods, best practices, infrastructures, services).

– Analyse current regulatory pathways for the qualification and technology assessment of DTH technologies.

– Further develop, validate, and deploy digital twin methodologies that use a subject-specific FE models for orthopedic applications.

The ideal candidate would have these qualifications:

– PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science and in possession of a scientific-professional curriculum suitable for carrying out research activities.

– Very good English language knowledge.

– Advanced knowledge in computer modelling and simulation, digital twins, and health data.

– Experience with finite element analysis and biomechanics.

– Some programming experience, ideally in Python


More info and how to apply here:

The deadline for applications is 27 January 2023.

The research will be conducted both at the University of Bologna and at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna.

Further information:

If you are interested or want more information, please contact Cristina Curreli:

Research Fellow in Synchrotron Tomographic Imaging of Joint Mechanics @UCL

This post will use tomographic and SAXS imaging and in situ rigs to quantify the impact of physiological loading conditions on the behaviour of our joints. You will further develop experimental methodologies and analysis codes to measure strains at the nanoscale using digital volume correlation (DVC). The post will also work as part of the CZI funded HiP-CT project scaling these techniques up to large animal and potentially human (ex vivo) joints (see

Location: London.

Advert closing on 15 Jan 2023.

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Postdoc position in shoulder biomechanics @ETH Zurich

A post-doctoral research fellowship is available at the Institute for Biomechanics (ETH Zurich) under the guidance of Prof. Stephen Ferguson, in collaboration with the Schulthess Klinik represented by Prof. Philipp Moroder. The overarching goal is to establish a reference centre for shoulder biomechanics as a collaborative research group connecting the expertise of the partner institutions in clinical science, surgery, human movement analysis, experimental methods and computer simulation to better understand the mechanisms of shoulder injury and degeneration, to explore improved treatments of trauma and pathology and to establish objective measures of clinical outcome.

The post-doctoral research fellowship is available from 01. March 2023, initially funded for a period of three years, with the vision to extend this, contingent on the successful acquisition of additional third-party funding

For further details and application please visit:

For more information, please contact Prof. Stephen Ferguson ( Note that no applications will be accepted via email.

Postdoc position in Tomo-SAXS: Dynamic Tomographic and SAXS Imaging of Joint Mechanics @University College London

Closing date 30 september!

UCL is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to be part of an international, EPSRC funded project to couple synchrotron micro-tomography and SAXS to enable imaging of fibrillar tissue in joints and intervertebral discs. The bioengineering challenge is to determine the correlated 3D deformation and structural changes at the molecular-, fibrillar-, and cell-matrix length-scales under physiological load in intact tissue, and how these alter in ageing, injury, and disease. You will be based at Harwell Campus where Diamond Light Source is located, but will also work with collaborators at QMUL, Manchester, and ESRF (Grenoble). You will also work as part of the CZI funded HiP-CT project scaling these techniques up to large animal and human (ex vivo) joints (see

Your goal will be to adapt in situ rigs for physiological loading for CT and SAXS imaging and develop experiments and analysis codes to measure strains at the nanoscale using digital volume correlation. A second PDRF will lead the 3D-SAXS development.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic international multidisciplinary group of engineers, biologists, beamline scientists, post-docs and PhD students developing and applying synchrotron X-ray and other techniques to study biological systems. The project is led by Dr H Gupta at QMUL, and Prof. PD Lee leads the UCL component. You will be based at Harwell Campus, but will perform experiments at Diamond, ESRF in Grenoble, and other locations.

The position is available immediate for 2 years.

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