Assessment of Alignment Strategies in Total Knee Replacement - PhD applicants invited to apply

Knee Biomechanics, PhD project

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit (TORU) at the Australian National University's Medical School undertakes clinical and laboratory research in the field of musculoskeletal disease. This includes clinical aspects of arthroplasty, trauma and fractures, medical imaging and joint mechanics. TORU has strong collaborative links with other orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, biomechanists and engineers at ANU and other universities.

We are currently recruiting PhD scholars to work on a project investigating the clinical and biomechanical outcomes of different alignment strategies used in total knee replacement. This project will have a strong focus on understanding how alignment strategies influence both joint loading and 6-degree-of-freedom kinematics.

The preferred candidates will be highly motivated, with a H1 honours or Master’s degree or a proven publication record in a related discipline. Excellent collaborative and communication skills, and an appetite to work with clinical populations are required. A theoretical understanding of biomechanics will be an advantage.

The successful candidate will receive a stipend worth $32,192/year through the ANU or Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit.

If you are interested, please first send via email to Dr Joe Lynch ( the items listed below:

  • CV summarising academic experience, qualifications and papers
  • A covering letter documenting relevant research experience and interest in the project