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Faculty Position in Biomechanics / Bioengineering in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Bioengineering with an emphasis on mechanics and/or design.

Biomechanics areas of interest include, but are not limited to, theoretical, experimental, and computational biomechanics and/or mechanobiology. Design areas include, but are not limited to, photoacoustics and ultrasonics, theranostics, biorobotics and/or medical device design.

Fixation and Mechanical Properties of Implanted Cartilage Replacements - Overview of three recently published papers

Partial- and
full-thickness cartilage lesions of the knee caused by trauma, disease or joint
instability are a common disorder affecting people of all ages. Implanted
cartilage replacements (ICR) have the potential to overcome the limitations of
conventional treatment methods and are a promising approach to restore
functionality of the joint. In spite of some success in engineering
cartilaginous tissue, inferior biomechanical and biochemical properties of ICR
compared to native articular cartilage (AC) and inadequate quality of fixation

Open position in biomechanics/continuum mechanics for research assistant

There is an open position at the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the Clausthal University of Technology for a

Research Assistant

(grant is given by the GIF - German-Israeli-Foundation for Scientific Research and Development - for 3 years).

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USACM: Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology II

The second USCACM Thematic Conference on Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology will be held on February 13/14, 2014 in Berkeley, California.The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2013.

For more information, please visit

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Challenge of Biomechanics

The application of mechanics to biology
– biomechanics – bears great challenges due to the intricacy of living things.
Their dynamism, along with the complexity of their mechanical response (which
in itself involves complex chemical, electrical, and thermal phenomena) makes
it very difficult to correlate empirical data with theoretical models. This
difficulty elevates the importance of useful biomechanical theories compared to
other fields of engineering. Despite inherent imperfections of all theories, a

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Two PhD Positions in Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

 Two PhD positions (each for 4 years, to fill this year)

  1. Computational Biomechanics (modeling and simulation) of biomechanical systems from the cellular to the tissue level; implementation of algorithms and material models into finite element codes such as FEAP
  2. Experimental Biomechanics; mechanical/optical investigations of soft biological tissues at the macro and microscopic level

Payment: the monthly minimum gross salary for this employment is EUR 2,562.00 (14x per year)

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Postdoctoral Position in Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

PostDoc (for 6 years, to fill this year)

Requirements: PhD in (Computational) Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering or a related field; the candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong academic and publication record, and the abillity to work independently.

ICMoBT 2013 - Keynote Speakers announced

We are pleased to announce the following speakers:
• Julio M.  Fernández, Columbia University, USA
• Guy Genin, WUSTL, USA (bone-tendon mechanics, brain injury)
• Morteza Gharib, California Institute of Technology, USA
• Stanislav N. Gorb, Zoological Institute of the University of Kiel, Germany
• Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez, Imperial College, UK (surfaces and ceramics)
• Jamie Kruzic, Oregon State University, USA (biomaterials, interfaces)
• Christine Ortiz, MIT, USA (bioinspired materials & structures, armor)

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A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available

I am seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on theoretical and computational
modeling of Traumatic Brain Injury. The position is available immediately. The
potential candidate should have a
Ph.D. (or must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D.) with a background in Solid Mechanics, Biomechanics or related field. The candidate
will be a part of Hopkins Extreme Material Institute (, under the
guidance of K.T. Ramesh and myself.

Post-doctoral Associate in brain biomechanics, medical imaging

Post-doctoral Associate in brain biomechanics is available at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

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research scientist at IHPC (3 year contract) (Biomechanical modeling)

will perform research and development in finite element of soft
materials such as prostate, tumour, and liver. You will also develop new
numerical models and methods for solving soft material non-linear
deformation; establish constitutive model of soft tissues and implement a
fast and robust FEM solver.




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Position for laboratory manager at Vienna University of Technology

At the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (ILSB) of Vienna University of Technology,
vienna, Austria there is an open position for the Lab-Manager of the Laboratory for Nano- and Micromechanics of
Biological and Biomimetic Materials. Click here for details.

Two new PhD scholarship (Computational Mechanics in Bioengineering) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

The Computational Bioengineering Group in the School of EPS at Heriot-Watt University, UK has two new PhD scholarship available.

*Please indicate which studentship you want to apply for when making informal enquiry to Dr Y Chen (

Post-doctoral associate position at Dartmouth College

A post-doctoral associate position jointly funded by the NIH and NOCSAE is available at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. This position will support research in biomechanics of the human brain in vivo and the mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in the context of sports-related concussion, using stereovision, image-analysis, and finite element modeling. Interested applicants please send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 professional references to Songbai DOT Ji AT This position will remain open until filled.

 [More detailed info follows:]

Position within ERC Strarting Grant MINATRAN in Univ of Erlangen

There is a postdoctoral research position within Dr. K.E. Aifantis's ERC Grant MINATRAN at the Univ of Erlangen. It is concerned with the effect of nanoparticles on cell cultures. A PhD in materials science, or cell biology is required as well as knowledge on cell cultures and materials characterization (SEM/TEM). The position needs to be filled asap and can be extended to 18 months upon positive evaluation. Those interested please contact

Frontiers in Finite-Deformation Electromechanics - EUROMECH Colloquium 545 - 22-24 May 2013 - Dortmund, Germany

Dear colleagues, we would like to draw your attention to the conference on Frontiers in Finite Deformation Electromechanics organised as EUROMECH Colloquium 545 - in cooperation with the Institute of Mechanics, TU Dortmund University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, and the Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University.

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Preprint on the multiplicative decomposition used in models of biological growth

Announcing a preprint available at <>:

An Energy-Deformation Decomposition for Morphoelasticity

Isaac Vikram Chenchiah, Patrick D. Shipman

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Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D) Position at the University of Alabama

There is an immediate opening for a graduate research assistant for the coming Spring 2013 semester (or starting immediately as the case may be) with Dr. Unnikrishnan, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama. (

Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials - Post-Doc position in Pilsen

The Post-Doc position is open for 2013-2014 (2 years) at the
Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in
Pilsen, Czech republic. Details to be announced at the end of September 2012.

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Post doc position

I have a postdoc position in the dept. of MAE in UCSD, starting from Feb. 2013.

The research will be on the mechanics of soft materials and biomaterials, the design and fabrication of soft active structures and

mechanics of energy materials. 

People with experimental background on experimental mechanics, materials fabrication and bioengineering is perferred. 

Please send CV with reaserach experience and publications to the email:, if you have interest.  


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