Paleonet: University of Hamburg PhD Opportunities

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at nhm.ac.uk
Mon Mar 31 18:48:02 GMT 2008


These PhD topic announcements just in.

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UNIVERSITY HAMBURG 
The DFG-Researcher Group 771 "Function and performance enhancement in the
mammalian dentition - phylogenetic and ontogenetic impact on the masticatory
system" 
Offers the following doctoral fellowship (research associate).

· Job Role: 3D imaging of dental tissues, metrology, surface quantification.
· Job Hours:Half-Time
· Sector:Academic 
· Location:Hamburg (Germany)
· Company:University Hamburg
· Salary: 13 TV-L /2
· Time limitation: 3 years*
· Posted Date: 31 March 2008
  
Closing date: Call is open until positions are filled

The university seeks to increase the proportion of women in their scientific
staff an therefore would like to encourage qualified women to apply.
Equivalent qualification given, women will enjoy priority according to
„Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz“.

Position Summary: 
The successful candidate will design and execute scientific research on
dental surface interaction under the general supervision of the principal
Investigator. The researcher will critically analyze and interpret 3D
surface data and integrate experimental results within a multi-disciplinary
project. This position will contribute to scientific literature and
conferences. Opportunity for the preparation of a PhD thesis is provided.

Position Details: 
Develop a protocol for automated extraction and 3D-Analysis of shearing
edges from 3D dental occlusal surface data. Develop a parameter catalogue to
quantify basic functional elements of the occlusal surface in mammals and
functionally characterize dental topographies. Correlate topographic dental
parameters with data from co-operating projects within DFG 771. In
particular geometric data of dung particles deriving from artificially fed
animals and data concerning dietary adaptations of extant large mammals.
Make contributions to scientific literature and conferences.

Education Requirements:
A higher academic degree in a natural science, engineering, IT, or
medical-related discipline. We positively welcome applications from all
sections of the community. Experience Requirements: Background in at least
one of the following specialisations: Quantitative analysis and
classification of 3D-surface data, automation of measuring routines, basic
dental function or technical shearing systems. Experience with a major 3D
analysis software tool (PolyWorks®, GeoMagic® or related), macro
programming, SQL, Java, C++, reverse engineering is a plus.

Our working group: 
Pure science in a modern research environment and a young and
interdisciplinary research team. You may develop your scientific interests
on the basis of national and international Co-operations. Furthermore, you
will have the opportunity to help design the second project phase and, upon
successful funding, could continue your research for another 3 years.

Please send your application to:
PD Dr. Thomas M. Kaiser
Biozentrum Grindel
Zoologisches Museum
Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3
20146 Hamburg
Germany 

Informal enquiries to:
PD Dr. Kaiser
Tel: 040 42838 7653

Please see http://webapp5.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/mammals/eng/index.php for
further details.

* §2 Abs. 1 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, gem. §§ 27, 28 Hamburgisches
Hochschulgesetz

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UNIVERSITY HAMBURG
The DFG-Researcher Group 771 "Function and performance enhancement in the
mammalian dentition - phylogenetic and ontogenetic impact on the masticatory
system" 

Offers the following doctoral fellowship (research associate).
· Job Role: 3D imaging of dental tissues, metrology, surface quantification.
· Job Hours:Half-Time
· Sector:Academic 
· Location:Hamburg (Germany)
· Company:University Hamburg
· Salary: 13 TV-L /2
· Time limitation: 3 years*
· Posted Date: 31 March 2008
  
Closing date: Call is open until positions are filled

The university seeks to increase the proportion of women in their scientific
staff an therefore would like to encourage qualified women to apply.
Equivalent qualification given, women will enjoy priority according to
„Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz“.

Position Summary: 
The successful candidate will design and execute scientific research on
dental surface interaction under the general supervision of the principal
Investigator. The researcher will critically analyze and interpret 3D
surface data; and integrate experimental results within a multi-disciplinary
project. This position will contribute to scientific literature and
conferences. Opportunity for preparation of a PhD thesis is given.

Position Details:
Application of technical models of wear to mammalian teeth. (including man).
Supervision of a high-resolution, non-contact 3D-surface measuring system.
Functional interpretation of 3D-micro textures according to ISO-standards
(2D- and 3D- surface roughness parameters). Transference of quantification
approaches in technical wear surfaces to the geometric properties of mammal
teeth (e.g. analysis of lay). Derivation of specific surface texture markers
in order to describe and discern dental functional components such as
attrition/abrasion, shearing/compression, liquid retaining chambers. Make
contributions to scientific literature and conferences.

Education Requirements:
A higher academic degree in a natural science, engineering, IT, or
medical-related discipline. We positively welcome applications from all
sections of the community.

Experience Requirements:
Background in at least one of the following specialisations: Tribology,
2D-micro profiling, 3-D surface analysis, surface classification,
-standardisation, -optimisation, profound IT skills, profile in dental
functional analysis. Experience with Mountains®Technology or similar
software is a plus. Equivalent qualification given, handicapped will have
priority. 

Our working group: 
Pure science in a modern research environment and a young and
interdisciplinary research team. You may develop your scientific interests
on the basis of national and international Co-operations. Furthermore, you
will have the opportunity to help design the second project phase and, upon
successful funding, could continue your research for another 3 years.

Please send your application to
PD Dr. Thomas M. Kaiser
Biozentrum Grindel, Zoologisches Museum
Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3
20146 Hamburg
Germany 

Informal enquiries to
PD Dr. Kaiser
Tel: 040 42838 7653.

Please see http://webapp5.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/mammals/eng/index.php for
further details. 

* §2 Abs. 1 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, gem. §§ 27, 28 Hamburgisches
Hochschulgesetz
 

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Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD


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