ESR 8: Fracture in biological anisotropic hard tissues (human bones)

  • Application deadline: 30/06/2020 17:00 CEST Brussels
  • Offer starting date: 01/11/2020
  • Researcher profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Type of contract: Temporary
  • Job status: Full-time
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Secondments: 3 months at Sorbonne Université (France), 3 months at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) & 4 months at Bosch, Renningen (Germany)

Contract signing and incorporation dates are indicative and have yet to be defined.

  • Recruiting institutionTel-Aviv University»
  • City, Country: Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Organization type: Higher Education Institute
  • Department: School of Mechanical Engineering - Experimental Biomechanics and Computational Mechanics Laboratory
  • Main supervisor: Prof. Zohar Yosibash
  • Research Field:
    • Engineering > Mechanical engineering
Project Description

Objectives

Perform experiments on bone tissues at micro and macro scales, learn to use a micro-CT scanner and apply a digital image correlation (DIC) system for the measurements of displacements and strains, formulate a failure initiation criterion for trabecular bone, and verify and validate it by application of a high order Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Additional Information

Benefits

A full-time fixed-term contract is offered. Marie Curie ITNs provide competitive financial support to the ESR including: a competitive monthly living and mobility allowance and salary, coverage of the expenses related to the participation of the ESR in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.). The recruited researchers will have a regular contract with the same rights and obligations as any other staff member of the institution.


Eligibility criteria

Applicants must at the time of recruitment:

  1. Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. The four years start to count from the date when a researcher obtained the degree (e.g. Master’s degree) which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
  2. Candidates could be of any nationality but have not resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
  3. Have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Selection process

Applicants are evaluated by a selection committee on the basis of past academic performance (grades) and background, scientific relevance and aptitude to research, and any other additional pertinent data submitted in the application (such as scientific publications, if any).

The candidates that pass the initial assessment of the applications will be invited for an interview with the selection committee, either in person at the campus, or via standard internet videoconference. Equal opportunities are ensured to all candidates throughout the evaluation process.


EURAXESS offer ID: 492658

ESR8 - PhD Student Position within EU MSCA-ITN-ETN NewFrac

Requirements


Offer requirements

  • Required Education Level: Engineering - Master Degree or equivalent
  • Required Languages: English - Excellent

Skills / Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical/Aeronautical/Civil Engineering/ Physics/ Applied Mathematics, earned before October 2020
  • Excellent undergraduated and Master’s degree grades
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Teamwork ability

Specific Requirements

  • MSc final grade of minimum 85 and grade on the MSc thesis of minimum 90.
  • BSc final grade of minimum 85 and in 15% top of the students during that year.
  • Excellent recommendation letters from 2 faculty members who know the candidate.

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