Postdoc Position in Mathematical Simulation of Articular Joint Formation, Keele University

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The Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) at Keele University is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the area of biomechanics and mechanobiology.

You will develop novel computer models to simulate the relation between skeletal cells, physical environment, geometry, and material properties in joint formation.

You will use computer models to find the effects of variations in parameters describing cells, environment and geometry on joint formation and tissue quality.

You will also assist in assessing mechanical quality of tissue from and around joints produced under experimental conditions.

You will compare the findings of the computer model to experimental results, and adjust the model if required.

Ideal Qualities:

  • You will have a PhD degree, with a background in the physical, mathematical or engineering sciences.
  • You should have experience in the execution of a researched project involving mathematical or computational simulation, ideally of biological processes.
  • You should be familiar with the use of Finite Element simulation tools or alternative multi-physics tools to simulate biological processes.
  • Experience in mechanical testing procedures of biological tissues would be an advantage.

    Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Jan Herman Kuiper (j.h.kuiper[ at ]

    Full job packs are available from:

    The Human Resources Department,
    Keele University, Keele,
    Staffordshire, ST5 5BG.
    Fax: 01782 583471 or
    E-mail: vacancies[ at ] or
    Please quote post reference: RE08/05INT Closing date for applications: 25 February

    For further details, and application materials, contact: Postdoc Position in Mathematical Simulation of Articular Joint Formation

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