Scientific Research Assistant

Research in the field of Human Body Models


Human Body Models (HBMs) are gaining increasing importance for the assessment of safety measures. HBMS are detailed finite element representation of the human anatomy. They are essential for the development of integrated safety systems and enhanced injury risk predictions. Those finite elements represent all details of the human anatomy and offer new possibilities for injury prediction. Within the open position Human Body Models shall be applied for simulating crashes of various road users (driver, occupant, bicyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist, etc.)


  • Crash Simulation with Human Body Models
  • Assessment of Safety Measures using HBMs for several applications
  • Improvement of Human Body Models and advancement of injury risk interpretation

What we offer

  • Cooperative, interdisciplinary team and exciting, diversified topic
  • Possibility to graduate at Doctoral School Mechanical Engineering at Graz University of Technology (Doctorate in technical sciences)
  • Development of competence in the fields of impact biomechanics, vehicle safety, explicit Finite Element Simulation and more
  • Strong collaboration with international automotive industries
  • Monthly gross salary of € 2.731 (14 time a year) based on Austrian collective agreement for scientific university employees

 Job requirements and personal skills

  • Master Degree in Science or Engineering field (e.g. Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Strong creative, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work in a team
  • Interest in Impact Biomechanics (Study injury mechanisms and human body kinematics within accidents)
  • Interest in Finite Element Simulation (Knowledge of FE tools such as LS-Dyna beneficial, but not mandatory)

 Organisational matters

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Institut für Fahrzeugsicherheit
Inffeldgasse 23/I
8010 Graz

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