Senior Researcher Post Doc - Biomedical Engineering

School/Institution:ST. PÖLTEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED, Austria, St. Pölten

Discipline: Biomedical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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The research group #Motor Rehabilitation studies innovative approaches using methods of applied biomechanics, machine learning (ML), and virtual reality to assist in therapy and diagnostics after disorders or injuries of the musculoskeletal system. As an expert in gait and motion analysis, you closely collaborate with researchers from the fields of biomechanics, ML and VR.

Senior Researcher Post Doc (30 - 40 h)

What you will be working on

  • You support the systematic and sustainable further development of the research group
  • You independently plan and write research proposals and papers
  • You independently take over the lead of research projects
  • You are responsible for the co-management and continuous further development of our Digital Health Lab
  • You are in charge of mentoring junior researchers and students in our team
  • You are involved in teaching for several study and further education programmes in German and/or English

What we expect from you

  • PhD/doctorate in the field of natural sciences (e.g. physiotherapy, sports science, biomedical engineering)
  • Profound expertise in the areas of biomechanics and motion analysis
  • Expertise in the field of rehabilitation after injuries/disorders of the muscoskeletal system
  • Experience as R&D project head or at least in leading individual work packages.
  • Good programming skills in MATLAB and/or Python, very good knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Experience with Vicon Nexus or comparable motion analysis systems
  • Desired, but optional: experience in the field of muscoskeletal modeling (eg. in OpenSim)
  • High interest in and motivation for preparing joint R&D projects for the group and applying for third-party funds
  • Joined-up thinking and creativity to create interdisciplinary solution strategies for rehabilitation

What we offer

  • Long-term employment (30 – 40 hours/week) with flexible and family-friendly working hours
  • An inspiring environment to establish a research group in an interdisciplinary context
  • A gross salary that takes your qualification into account: at least € 59,500.- (basis 40-hours week)
  • To find out more about our employer values and employee benefits go to our career site


Title: Senior Researcher Post Doc (30 - 40 h)

Employer: St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Job location: Campus-Platz 1, 3100 St. Pölten

Job types: Postdoc

Fields: Biomedical Engineering,   Sports Medicine & Exercise Physiology,   Biomedicine,   Physiotherapy,   Rehabilitation Medicine

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