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Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics - Fixed Term

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Location:  Nr. Potters Bar, Herts
Salary:  £34,650 to £36,943
per annum including London Weighting
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 August 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 16 August 2019
Reference:   CBS-0133-19

We are searching for a highly motivated, independent, multidisciplinary postdoctoral researcher who will work in the Structure & Motion Lab.
You will, in coordination with external collaborators, two other postdocs, a research assistant and an administrative assistant as well as the project’s Principal Investigator, conduct comparative biomechanics research investigating the evolution of locomotion in terrestrial vertebrates (specifically, archosaurs; the lineage including crocodiles, birds, Mesozoic dinosaurs and other groups). The work will heavily involve 3D biomechanical simulation using optimal control theory and compatible skills in this area are essential. The research features biomechanical analysis including analysis of experimental data such as 3D imaging using x-ray fluoroscopy (“XROMM”), CT and other scan data of recent and fossil animals, plus computer simulation of locomotor biomechanics.

This “DAWNDINOS” project is funded by the ERC (EU Horizon 2020) and is led by the PI, Prof. John R. Hutchinson, along with other collaborators. More information on our team:
Project website:

You will lead in all stages of the research. This includes collection and analysis of cadaveric/existing experimental data and implementing Good Research Practice and Health and Safety practices. Skills in biomechanical analysis involving dynamic computer simulation of locomotion (e.g. OpenSim), and experimental analysis of locomotion (e.g. XROMM; inverse dynamics analysis; Matlab programming) are essential to the project and must be evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publication(s) demonstrating these skills.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD qualification and with extremely relevant research experience in biomechanics (e.g. engineering) or a closely related field, who also have experience of conducting world class research.

We offer a generous reward package.

For further details and to apply online, please visit our website                    
Ref. CBS-0133-19

Closing date: 4 August 2019
Interviews will be held on:  16 August 2019

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:     Conditions of Employment   Job Description   Person Specification

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