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Τίτλος θέσης: “Postdoctoral position, Bio-inspiration from osteogenesis to design of mechanical joints”

Ποιους αφορά: Μεταδιδάκτορες & Υποψήφιους Διδάκτορες
Προθεσμία Αιτήσεων: 30/11/2021, 24:00 μ.μ (Τοπική Ώρα Ελλάδος)
Ίδρυμα: Aix-Marseille Université
Πεδίο Έρευνας: Engineering › Design engineering Engineering › Mechanical engineering
Προφίλ Ερευνητή: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Τοποθεσία: France › Aix-Marseille Université, Institut des Sciences du Mouvement, 413 avenue Gaston Berger, 13625 Aix-en-Provence, France
Είδος Συμβολαίου/Σύμβασης: Temporary
Είδος Θέσης: Full-time
Ώρες Εργασίας/εβδομάδα: 39
Ημερομηνία Έναρξης: 10/01/2022
Χρονική διάρκεια Εργασίας: 1 year, with opportunity for renewal

Μentors: Jean-Marc Linares and Santiago Arroyave-Tobon

Required qualifications:
-The successful candidate should be highly motivated and hard working
-Strong publication history
-Doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, mechanobiology, biomechanics, computational mechanics.
-Previous experience in bio-inspiration/biomimetics is helpful but is not essential.

Required application materials:
-CV and cover letter
-Letters of reference or contact for two to three references

How to submit application materials: Interested candidates should send their application materials or

Host laboratory: The Institute of Movement Sciences (ISM) is a joint multidisciplinary research unit of Aix-Marseille University and CNRS. The laboratory’s research themes focus on the study of the motor skills of living beings from different angles. The research team about Bio-inspired Design team (CBI, French acronym) has as objective to study the principles and strategies derived from biological systems in order to draw inspiration for mechanical design.
A postdoctoral position is available in the ISM laboratory. Funding for this work comes from Dassault Systèmes Foundation.

The aim of this project  is the development of a mechanical design approach inspired by the biological process of joint development. This project is about bio-inspiration from the osteogenesis (or endochondral ossification) process. Biological joints are made up a smart combination of soft (hyaline cartilage), spongy (trabecular bone) and hard compact (cortical bone) materials. This tissue differentiation process has been described and reproduced numerically by biologists. The goal is to adapt this natural design principle to a mechanical design methodology for designing mechanical joints. In an iterative way, the methodology should adapt the material properties of a mechanical part by simulating the endochondral ossification. This ossification process is based on the estimated stress field. The methodology will be tested by means of industrial case studies. Experimental tests will be carried out taking advantage of the capabilities of additive manufacture and the mechanical testing hall available at the ISM laboratory. Results must be reported through journal publications.

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