Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bone Biomechanics

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health - Department of Oncology and Metabolism

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31 May 2019
Working Pattern: Full time

We have an exciting opportunity in the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine for an expert in bone biomechanics and imaging who is looking to use their skills in in vivo murine experiments.

You will work on the enhancement of the assessment of bone and joint properties in preclinical studies, by combining experimental, imaging, image processing and computational approaches. The focus of this project is the refinement and application of experimental and imaging techniques for an in vivo murine loading model. The data obtained will be used for the validation of in silico models developed in the consortium of a large EPSRC funded project (MULTISIM, This work will lead to an improvement of preclinical research for studying musculoskeletal diseases and for testing new interventions.

You will work in a stimulating research environment within Dr Dall’Ara’s research team in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism, and part of the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research (, which hosts the Skelet.Al facility (, and The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine ( )

You should hold a PhD in Engineering, Physics or related disciplines, and be familiar with experimental, imaging, and image processing applied to in vivo murine models to study bone properties (see attached About the Job for further details).

The post is full time, fixed term until 31 May 2019.

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Closing date 22 March 2018.

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