Marie Curie Trainee on Heart Model available at UCL

Application deadline: 5 May 2015

A 3-year EU-funded early stage position is available in the Multiscale Cardiovascular Engineering group as part of the VPH-CaSE project European Training Network (ETN). 

VPH-CaSE is a consortium of 5 leading European research institutions and 4 major industrial players that will involve 14 Early Stage Researchers working collaboratively to develop state-of-the-art tools to guide personalised cardiovascular support, underpinned by simulation and experimentation, building on the foundations of the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Initiative. The research in VPH-CaSE will focus on three research clusters: 

  • Cardiac tissue function and cardiac support 
  • Cardiovascular haemodynamics - pathology and intervention 
  • Image-based diagnosis and imaging quality assurance. 
 The work will be directed by the needs of industrial and clinical beneficiaries and partners. The inclusion of a technology translation SME within the consortium is designed to promote the delivery of novel, tangible research outputs, providing benefits to a breadth of European sectors.  

The post includes registration to study for a PhD degree with fees (at the UK/EU rate) available from the project. The post is for a duration of three years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

MSc, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related subject.  

You will be an organised individual, with good communication skills, both verbal and written, together with the ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team. 

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities. 

Applicants should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree, which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.

 Additionally, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment (short stay such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account).

The successful applicant will be asked to meet English-language requirements of UCL.

More information available here

For informal inquiries please email Vanessa Diaz 



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