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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Biomechanics of skull growth in children with craniosynostosis

UCL Department:
UCL Mechanical Engineering
Duration of Studentship:
Three Years
£17,500 per annum
Closing Date:
30 Apr 2018 23:59
Studentship start date:
October 2018
More information on this studentship:
UCL Human Resources website

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU candidate to join a 3-year study program in UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The aim of this research project is to optimise management of craniosynostosis from a biomechanical point of view. The long term goal of the work is to provide advice to surgeons on when to operate and how best to manage the condition from a biomechanical point of view to ensure the best possible outcome for the child. This project is a joint collaboration between UCL Mechanical Engineering and several UK/EU partners.

Studentship Description

A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Biomechanics of skull growth in children with craniosynostosis.

Person Specification

Applicants should have a strong background (at least a 2.1 honours degree or predicted) in an appropriate engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical and Biomedical). Previous experience in finite element method, use of ANSYS/ABAQUS finite element software, image processing, and geometric morphometric methods would be an advantage. The candidate must be self-motivated, take the lead in running the project and liaise the collaboration between the three project partners. You must meet UCL English language requirements.


This funding is only for UK and EU passport holders. There is no minimum qualifying residence requirement for applicants from the EU. Please DO NOT enquire about this studentship if you are ineligible.

Application Procedure:

Any queries related to the position should be addressed to Dr Mehran Moazen ( To apply for this position, please submit your CV (including at least two referees), a covering letter and a transcript of results (listing all subjects taken and their corresponding grades/marks) to Dr Moazen ( by 30th April.

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