Research Associate in the Biomechanics Group
The Biomechanics Group have been awarded funding from the EPSRC in the field of implant-bone biomechanics (more details here). This project will building upon the research that won the 2018 Excellence in Translational Science Award from the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to develop and apply a new in vitro bioreactor model to investigate and optimise bone ingrowth into...
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- Reference ENG00814
- Date posted 17 April 2019
- Closing date 19 May 2019
The Biomechanics Group have been awarded funding from the EPSRC in the field of implant-bone biomechanics (more details here). This project will building upon the research that won the 2018 Excellence in Translational Science Award from the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to develop and apply a new in vitro bioreactor model to investigate and optimise bone ingrowth into these additive manufactured orthopaedic implants.
The appointed postdoc will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities required for this research including a fully-equipped tissue laboratory with a bioreactor mechanical testing system, as well as a Medical Device Prototype & Manufacture Unit complete with additive manufacturing machines and micro-CT scanner.
This post will be based in the open and collaborative Biomechanics Group (website, newsfeed), which brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians to address interdisciplinary challenges in orthopaedic research. The lab is based in Imperial College London, a university ranked in the top 10 worldwide, located in the city centre of London.
Duties and responsibilities
- You will be responsible for developing and testing with a mechanically stimulated bioreactor system to investigate implant bony ingrowth.
- You will analyse and interpret data and disseminate findings to appropriate audiences.
- You will be expected to interact with a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical and bio-engineers and orthopaedic surgeons.
- You will have the opportunity to supervise MEng/MSc students and to support the supervision of PhD candidates. Experiences in other teaching roles, including lecturing, will be enabled as part of the broad range of career development opportunities that Imperial College makes available to its postdoctoral research staff.
- You must have a PhD (or equivalent, or near completion of PhD) in an area pertinent to the research subject i.e. Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering or similar.
- Previous experience culturing tissue in vitro is essential.
- An in-depth knowledge of mechanisms for bone growth and adaptation is highly desirable, as is previous experience with a mechanically stimulated bioreactor or culturing ex vivo bone.
This is a fixed term position for up to 24 months in the first instance.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum.
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