PhD Position in Computational Wear Modeling at the ETH Zurich
In the context of the EU FP7 project "LifeLongJoints" (www.lifelongjoints.eu), applicants are invited for a PhD studentship at the Institute for Biomechanics of the ETH Zurich.
You will join one of Europe's leading biomedical research facilities and work closely within a consortium of 15 European partners on a project in the area of nano-materials, aiming to improve the lifespan and performance of implants used for joint replacement. In collaboration with Prof. Richard M Hall (University of Leeds), Dr. Rob Hewson (Imperial College) and Dr. Michael Damsgaard (AnyBody Techology), you will develop and apply multi-scale simulation methods for the pre-clinical prediction of prosthesis wear.
Whole-body, multi-body dynamic biomechanical simulations will be coupled to joint-scale finite element analyses to predict prosthesis wear rates across a broad range of patient parameters and simulated activities of daily living. Representative surface wear rates will be governed by computational wear and corrosion models developed by our collaborators. The application of this coupled simulation method for prosthesis design optimisation will be explored.
Nr of positions available : 1
Engineering - Biomedical engineering
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Candidates with an MSc or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field should apply. Experience with any of the following would be a distinct advantage: tribology, biomaterials, CAD, finite-element analysis, multi-body simulation (AnyBody). Knowledge of the German language is not required but would be advantageous. The position is available from 01. January 2015, or earlier upon agreement, and funding is available for three years.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Interested candidates should send their full CV, university transcripts, a statement of research interests and the names of two references by e-mail to:
Prof. Stephen Ferguson
Institute for Biomechanics
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