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Research Fellow in Experimental Biotribology of the Human Natural Knee @University of Leeds

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in biomedical engineering? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

This project is part of a £4M EPSRC Programme Grant on Optimising Knee therapies, held within the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE). The aim of the programme is to develop preclinical testing methods for early-stage treatments for knee osteoarthritis so their performance can be optimised. In the UK, one third of people aged over 45 have sought treatment for osteoarthritis. The knee is the most common site for osteoarthritis and there is a major unmet clinical need for effective earlier stage interventions that delay or prevent the requirement for total knee replacement surgery. Such treatments involve repair or replacement of diseased or damaged tissues in the knee joint, such as the meniscus, or a small region of cartilage and underlying bone.

The aim of this project is to develop, evaluate and apply an experimental simulation model of the natural human knee joint, specifically to investigate the biotribological and biomechanical function of early knee interventions.  Examples of interventions include total meniscus replacement and cartilage repair. You will have a strong background in biotribology, biomechanics, bioengineering or a closely related subject. Due to the environment within the iMBE, you will have a proactive approach to working in a multidisciplinary team with engineers, biologists and clinicians.

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