Research Associate in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics at Insigneo

Closing date 02 December 2017

This is an excellent research opportunity to become part of the integrated musculoskeletal biomechanics (IMSB) group of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine and to contribute to the Multisim Research project (, one of the largest musculoskeletal biomechanics modelling projects in the UK. The research forms part of a programme to create a new modelling framework for the human musculoskeletal system. The engineering-based model of an individual patient’s musculoskeletal makeup will be able to reduce soaring treatment costs for chronic bone disorders, by predicting disease development and enabling better treatment. It will simultaneously capture processes at a cellular scale right up to the whole body.

As Research Associate, you will contribute to the development of methods for the generation of individualised multiscale biomechanical models of the whole body/organ, using data from medical images. Such models are used to investigate the biomechanical and mechanobiology determinants of various diseases (for example osteoporotic fracture, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, etc.).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • previous experience with the finite element modelling of whole bones, ideally with¬†the specific image processing and computational tools currently being used within the project¬†(Ansys packages, ITK-snap, Mimics);
  • the ability to work independently and with limited supervision, whilst also interacting¬†with senior members from the team and providing basic technical guidance on relevant aspects¬†to other students associated to the project.

The post is full time and available from 2 January 2018 until 31 May 2019. The post-holder will report to Professor Marco Viceconti, Chair of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute, and VPHi President.

Further information can be found here

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