Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bone Biomechanics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bone Biomechanics
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Employer: INSIGNEO, Department of Mechanical Engineering Location: Sheffield


Posted by: Sarah Hollely Date: 15/05/17

Salary: Grade 7 £30,175 to £38,183 per annum

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our MultiSim project.

MultiSim is a five-year programme that aims to create a new modelling framework for the human musculoskeletal system. The £6.7M Frontier Engineering grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – awarded to the world leading and innovative Insigneo Institute – will improve treatments for diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will generate a 3D realistic finite element (FE) model of the growing mouse knee joint through in vivo and ex vivo microcomputed Tomography (µCT) imaging. A combination of contrast enhanced µCT, well-established staining methods, novel elastic registration algorithms, and adaptive biomechanical simulations will be used to explore the relation between mechanics and biology on the process of knee joint growth in mice. In addition, a novel mechanoregulation algorithm for bone and cartilage growth will be explored by means of constrained optimisation techniques.

The ideal candidate will:

  • hold a PhD in the Life Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Biology or related disciplines
  • be familiar with finite element modelling (Ansys/Abaqus), µCT imaging, and the biomechanics of the mouse knee joint.

The post is full time for one year and will report to Dr Mario Giorgi and Dr Enrico Dall’Ara.

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages ( and search for vacancy number: UOS016231

Contact details

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Dr Mario Giorgi on or Dr Enrico Dall’Ara on email or on 0114 2226175 For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Lesley Statham on or Grace Stokes on