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Research Assistant in improving surgical procedures to repair knee injuries

Imperial College London is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoc position. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to September 17, 2018.

The Biomechanics group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the study of human joints, with particular focus on improving orthopaedic surgical procedures. This positions will be focused on the surgery of knee injuries and will centre on experimental work in our world class laboratory facilities. This position is funded by Smith & Nephew and will contribute to a project that is studying the function of the knee and of surgical procedures used to repair injuries.

Your principal duty will be to develop and run new experiments to look at ways to repair sports injuries. This work will require:
- Searching surgical and biomechanical literature, identifying gaps in knowledge or deficiencies in knowledge/outcomes of existing surgical procedures, then writing reports on this;
- Devising experiments to examine the results of surgery;
- Handling of human tissues and compliance with UK law;
- Development and use of loading test rigs, and of related measuring systems;

You will need:
- A degree (or equivalent) in medicine, plus a qualification and training in sports medicine surgery.
- Experience of surgical procedures relating to treatment of sports injuries of the knee, such as arthroscopic meniscus repair and ligament reconstruction methods.

This is a fixed term position for up to 12 months.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Prof Andrew Amis at a.amis@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click "APPLY NOW" to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham at h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College's care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


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