The AO is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, the AO fosters one of the most extensive networks of over 215,000 sur-geons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 100 countries.
The mission of the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) is excellence in applied Preclinical Research and Development within trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and translation of this knowledge to achieve more effective patient care worldwide. The ARI contributes high quality applied Preclinical Research and Development (exploratory and translational) focused towards clinical applications/solutions as well as investigates and improves the performance of surgical procedures, devices and substances. It fosters a close relationship with the AO medical community, academic societies, and universities and provides a research environment and support for AO clinicians.
We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated
Postdoc - Biomechanics and Modeling Focus Area
to join our team within the Biomedical Development Program of the ARI.
Topic: The multi-disciplinary international team of the Horizont2020-fundet BoneFix project (https://www.bonefix.org/) aims to develop a new adhesive-based bone fixation and restoration technology intended to supplant metal fixators and transplants as the gold standard in fracture fixation and reconstruction. The activities of the successful candidate at ARI will focus on investigating the mechanical stability of this novel fixation across various fracture models - ex vivo via experimental testing and in silico using validated computer simulations - in close collaboration with the consortium partners.
PhD degree in biomedical engineering, biomechanics, material sciences, or a related field, obtained within the last two years
Strong practical, analytical, and numerical skills; demonstrated experience with mechanical testing and finite element simulations, ideally in the area of implant fixations
High level of motivation, a strong interest in research, reliability, and the endurance to cope with challenges
Structured approach to work and the ability to solve complex tasks in a highly independent manner
Excellent communication skills (English) for effective collaboration with all parties involved
Eligibility to apply for a visa for temporary residence is Switzerland is essential
Familiarity with a cross-cultural/interdisciplinary environment is an advantage
The position is based in Davos for a period of 20 months
An interesting, challenging, and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
Working in a highly committed international team
Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility around working hours
International and interdisciplinary collaboration with the consortium partners
If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc.) through our online application system. Applications received via other channels will not be considered in the process.