Open positions

Two PhD positions

During physical activities, knee cartilage will experience mechanical loading and temperature increase. These stimuli will favour chondroprotection and chondroinduction. The two PhD positions will consist in stimulating human cartilage explants in a bioreactor (already existing) and evaluate the behaviour of the tissues under different conditions (mechanical and thermal) as well as developing an in vivo study where the knee cartilage of rats can be thermomechanically stimulated and the possible effect on reversing cartilage degeneration could be evaluated.

The PhD background should be in biomechanics, bioengineering, or biomedical engineering.
Potential candidates should first apply to a doctoral program at EPFL such as EDME or EDBB.