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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational AI Biomechanics


Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Aug 22, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research assistant to join the Computational Mechanics of Materials Lab at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford).  The post is funded by the Police Star Fund and is fixed-term of 9 months or until 30th June 2023.


The aim of the project is to provide a simulation environment able to predict, in clinical terms, the risk of TBI according to a given police force related scenario. This scenario can be hypothesised or constructed from external information (CCTV, witness, bodycam, etc.). In collaboration with Thames Valley Police, clinicians in the University of Oxford, Lurtis Ltd. and Cardiff University, the project aims to 1) validate the model with real case scenarios, 2) start the development of the software in a way that would facilitate its use within criminal investigations/security forces. You will be responsible for the tailoring of an existing model for these particular scenarios, and the establishment of relevant criteria for injury based on police data base (provided for the project). 


You should possess:

•        An excellent knowledge of computational mechanics (and particular finite element)

•        An excellent knowledge of machine learning techniques

•        Excellent networking skills for collaboration

•        Experience in multidisciplinary working environments

•        Experience in report writing

•        Knowledge of TBI and clinical injury modelling desirable


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Antoine Jerusalem (email:


Only online applications received before midday on 22 August 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Antoine Jerusalem

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