International Society of Biomechanics
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Senior Biomechanical Researcher

Biomechanical Engineer
27 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Kaunas, Lithuania
UAB Ortho Baltic
Ortho Baltic is an ISO 9001, 14001, 13485 and 27001 certified designer and manufacturer of medical devices, including the most sophisticated Class III devices. Established in 2001, with 150 people in staff, company breaks down its business into traditional, new and technology development lines. The key traditional line involves designing and manufacturing of bespoke prosthetic-orthotic orthopaedic devices, while the new line consists of development, designing and manufacturing of patient-specific implants and surgical instruments by using virtual 3D tools and 3D printing technologies. The technology line involves development of IT tools to support designing, planning, manufacturing and co-creation processes. Ortho Baltic is export- oriented company (99%). The main markets are Benelux, Scandinavia, Germany and Switzerland. Ortho Baltic actively participates in Horizon 2020 program, is SME Instrument Phase 1 and Phase 2 Champion, winner of “3D Industry Leader” (2015), “Industrie 4.0 Star in Lithuania 2019” (2019).
Company headquarters is located in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Project description
Ortho Baltic currently aims to develop 3D model-based pre-surgery planning ICT tools that include biomechanical modelling functionality. Innovative ICT tools will work via Web browser user interface supplemented with Clinical Decision Support System. Aim of the project is to develop surgeon-friendly 3D biomechanical simulation functionality for the use in preoperative planning stage and to practice surgical skills in a risk-free environment. Further, this functionality will be integrated in pre-surgery planning ICT tools. That is why Ortho Baltic is looking for a scientist with competence in biomechanical 3D modelling to join the research team in the development of cutting edge 3D model based pre-surgery planning system.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Work as leader in a team developing state-of-the-art 3D model-based pre-surgery planning tools by integrating human musculoskeletal simulation and FEA functionalities.
• Participate in development of virtual 3D musculoskeletal human models for different surgical practices by using biomechanical simulation software.
• Iterate with user feedback and deliver production-ready software tools.

• PhD in biomechanics, informatics, mathematics or related technical field, with the expertise in 3D biomechanical modelling and simulation.
• Significant theoretical and practical experience in biomechanical musculoskeletal modelling.
• Experience in motion capture (MoCap) application in musculoskeletal modelling.
• Knowledge of programming languages (C/C++, Python, Java) is a plus.
• Language: English C1 or better is mandatory.

Benefits for hired PhD:
• 12 months of contract (starting not before 01/12/2019) with opportunity to extend the agreement.
• We will cover all relocation and trainings costs.
• A tailored Career Development Plan with the possibility to attend to several international congress and workshops.
• An exclusive training on business innovation and entrepreneurial skills developed by the European Commission.

Applications should consist of:
A motivation letter,
At least one reference to contact,
Full CV.

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