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Research Fellow in Orthopaedic Retrievals and Experimental Simulation

Do you have experience in bioengineering or biomechanics?  Are you highly motivated, interested in orthopaedic research and looking for your next challenge?  

The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering at the University of Leeds is an international centre of excellence for joint replacement research.  We work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams, and with clinical colleagues and industry.  This position supports an on-going programme of work that is focussed on orthopaedic retrievals, in terms of their collection and analysis and also the development of pre-clinical in vitro methodologies that generate similar mechanical failure mechanisms as those observed in vivo. As part of a wider team, you will be responsible for orthopaedic retrievals, their processing, assessment and related research.  Additionally you may develop methodologies in experimental hip simulation to better mimic in vivo mechanical damage mechanisms. 

You will have a first or upper second class degree in engineering or physical sciences, and a PhD (or close to completion) in bioengineering or biomechanics, or similar industry research and development experience at a post-graduate level.  A good understanding of research in joint tribology is essential, as is a positive, motivated approach to research in a collaborative team.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Sophie Williams, Professor in Medical Engineering 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2214 or email: 

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (28 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Friday 06 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 06 October 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 17 October 2019
Reference:  EPSME1003
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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