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Research Fellow in Imaging joint biomechanics in growth and osteoarthritis (BioGrOA)

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The main duties and responsibilities are listed below, but these will be adapted as the project progresses.

  • To adapt in situ mechanical rigs to perform sCT on biological samples.
  • To prepare biological samples including murine tissues for labouratory and sCT experiments.
  • To design and perform sCT experiments to image joints with and without load.
  • To conduct imaging analysis of anatomical structures of joints with load.
  • To optimise our existing method to allow sCT-DVC of larger joints.
  • Working with collaborators, perform DVC analysis to obtain of strain.
  • To liaise and collaborate with biologists, clinicians, and other scientists to analyse and interpret the results.
  • To maintain an awareness of research literature that is pertinent to the project.
  • To contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer-reviewed journals To disseminate research findings at appropriate meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • To prepare progress reports on research for funding bodies as required.
  • To contribute to engagement activities, including both public and patient engagement, working with the broader research team.
  • To contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids, grant applications and proposals under the supervision of the Principal Investigators.
  • To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and Department as required.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team developing multi-disciplinary, cutting edge technologies. The person taking this role will be based at the Materials, Structure and Manufacturing Group at the Research Complex at Harwell, Oxfordshire and will be expected to work collaboratively on the core project and also help on others. The role will require travel within the UK and internationally to interact with collaborators, especially ESRF in France. The role requires excellent record keeping, timely delivery, collaboration with the larger research team, and outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

Your goals will be to:

  1. perform sCT using an in situ mechanical rig on biological samples;
  2. measure multiscale strains in these knee joints under physiological loading with nano-scale accuracy;
  3. work with the research team to interpret and disseminate the results; and
  4. develop our method to allow sCT-DVC of larger joints (animal and/or human). The synchrotron studies will be primarily at DLS, and will be supported by research placements at ESRF.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or about the application process, please contact HR Mechanical Engineering ([email protected]).

If would like to discuss the position, please contact Prof. Peter Lee, ([email protected]).

Please apply via UCL’s online application system, which you must first register for. Once registered you will be required to complete an application form requesting personal details, references, summary of your employment history and an explanation of how you meet both the essential and desirable elements of the post.

If you have any difficulty with the application process, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at If you cannot find the answer, please contact [email protected].

Closing Date: 3/8/2022

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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