Research Fellow in Computational Biomechanics / Tissue Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 per annum
21 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow to work in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and to conduct research to support the CARTREGEN Project.

This is a jointly awarded funded project for two years to develop novel composite structures for the repair and regeneration of diseased/injured joint tissues. Initially, QUB is seeking to appoint a PDRA for 12 months which may be further extended to another 12 months to work at TCD (subject to TCD recruitment process).

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in computational biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, 3D (bio)printing or a related subject.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience to include:
    • Undertaking research in the area of nonlinear computational (bio)mechanics and/or multiscale modelling of soft/hard tissues.
    • A proven track record in numerical modelling, solid mechanics and using finite element software such as Abaqus, Comsol Multiphysics or Ansys.
    • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research theme.
  • Strong publication record commensurate with stage of career.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed Term 12 months
Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Further information on our attractive package can be found at: 
Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity;  www.qub.ac.uk/qgi  and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

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