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PhD student project: Influence of surgical tissue injuries of the intervertebral disc on the morphology, mechanics and mobility of the spine in the large animal model sheep
Back pain is of great medical, social and not least economic importance. The interdisciplinary research group (FOR5177) "The dynamics of the spine: mechanics, morphology and movement for a comprehensive diagnosis of back pain" aims to gain fundamental new insights into how back pain develops in order to improve diagnosis and therapy. To this end, the consortium brings together researchers from various disciplines. Within the framework of experimental basic research, new therapeutic approaches are to be developed from kinematic investigations on the large animal model sheep, among other things. For this work we are looking for
an outstanding PhD student to work on the topic "Influence of surgical tissue injuries of the intervertebral disc on the morphology, mechanics and mobility of the spine in the large animal model sheep".
- You are leading the research project "Influence of surgical tissue injuries of the intervertebral disc on the morphology, mechanics and mobility of the spine in the large animal model sheep".
- You survey the status quo on the basis of literature
- You will perform operations on your own responsibility and care for the animals
- You will collect data, carry out further analyses and interpret the results obtained.
- You will write scientific publications, study protocols and presentations
- You will present your scientific findings at national and international congresses, workshops and symposia.
- You will do your doctorate at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- You have a university degree that entitles you to a doctorate, ideally in veterinary medicine
- You have previous experience in surgery and surgical skills
- You have experience with large animals
- You are proficient in common office programmes such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
- You have experience in experimental planning, execution and statistical evaluation of animal experiments
- You ideally have core competencies that authorise you to carry out procedures on animals (laboratory animal science course - formerly: FELASA)
- You have a very good command of written and spoken English
- You have an independent and self-reliant way of working
- You are responsible and reliable
- You have commitment and social competence as well as the ability to work in a team
Dr. Sandra Reitmaier (sandra.reitmaier(at)bih-charite.de)
Julius Wolff Institute (JWI) - Center for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Regeneration, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin