PhD and postdoc opportunities - April 2023

New research positions in the field of in silico medicine opened in the last month with deadlines late April-mid May

Research fellowship on “Supporting the development of an ecosystem for Digital Twins in healthcare”
Department of Industrial Engineering - University of Bologna - Prof Marco Viceconti

Prof Viceconti's group at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna is hiring a junior research fellow to work within EDITH-CSA EU-funded project.The selection is open to candidates in possession of the following qualification:

  • Master Degree or equivalent title in Engineering or Computer Science with appropriate scientific and professional curriculum
  • Good English language knowledge
  • Knowledge in computer modelling and simulation, digital twins, and health data
  • Experience with finite element analysis and biomechanics
  • Programming experience in Python

Deadline and application HERE

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PhD Position Trans-stenotic Pressure Gradient Estimations Using Experimental and Numerical Techniques
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering - Delft University of Technology

We are looking for a enthusiastic candidate to conduct multidisciplinary doctoral research on experimental and computational modelling of stenotic vascular flows.

The potential candidates are expected to:

  • Have a strong interest in cardiovascular fluid dynamics.
  • Hold or about to obtain a MSc degree from a technical program such as mechanical engineering, applied physics, aerospace engineering or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in setting-up and conducting experiments.
  • Have a strong theoretical background in fluid dynamics.
  • Have a strong interest in computational modelling.
  • Demonstrate a good level of programming skills (Python, C++, Matlab or equivalent).
  • Be creative, eager to take initiative, and a team player.
  • Have good communication skills, and be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Furthermore, experience in one or more of the fields below are considered an advantage:

  • Have experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), preferably with OpenFoam.
  • Have experience with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or a fundamental understanding of the MRI measurements principles.

Deadline: 8 May 2023

More info and application HERE

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2 PhD Positions in Spine Biomechanics
The Spinal Movement Biomechanics Group, the Computational Bioengineering Group - University of Bern - Dr. Stefan Schmid and Prof. Dr. Philippe Büchler

Position 1 (focus on vertebral endplate stress modeling):

  • Coordinate and perform motion capture measurements.
  • Determination of muscle and mass distribution parameters from high-field MRI scans.
  • Develop and validate personalized musculoskeletal and finite element models to simulate effect of novel
  • corrective exercises on vertebral endplate loading.

Position 2 (focus on spinal growth modeling):

  • Calculation of passive stiffness properties from biplanar radiographs under spinal distraction.
  • Quantification of vertebral growth from longitudinal high-field MRI scans.
  • Development and validation of spinal growth models.
  • Simulation of the effects of novel corrective exercises on spinal growth.

Qualifications required

  • Master's degree in (biomedical) engineering, physics, computer science, or similar field.
  • Experience and/or course work in musculoskeletal and/or finite element modeling
  • Solid programming skills in MATLAB and/or Python
  • Strong communication skills in English required (main working language) and knowledge of German language desired (patient contact)

More info and application HERE


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Junior Postdoctoral Researcher, Machine Learning for Biomechanics
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The successful Candidate will be a junior postdoctoral researcher, with proven experience in data science and computer simulations in biomedical engineering. He/She will be based at DTIC, UPF and will be responsible for osteoporosis patient stratification based on both clinical and biomechanical information, and for the development of a meta (surrogate) biomechanical model of the femur and the vertebra, to estimate bone strength at reduced computational cost, in collaboration with 3D Shaper Medical SL. Scientific and technical competencies are necessary in modelling and machine learning in biomechanics. Previous experience in physics-based computer simulations and bone biomechanics are welcome. The Researcher will collaborate with a small team of researchers dedicated to the same project and will report periodically to the respective PI of UPF and 3D Shaper Medical SL, to ensure (i) that the timelines of the project and deliverables are met, and (ii) that the project results can be properly disseminated through scientific and medical congresses and journals. Hence, communication, teamwork and leadership skills will be chiefly important.

Deadline: 19 May 2023

Detailed info and application HERE

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Opening for Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University Human Performance Laboratory
Stanford University - Professor Scott Delp

The position will be in the Human Performance Lab at Stanford, and is affiliated with the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab and the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance.

Candidates must have:

  • A PhD in engineering, computer science, neuroscience, or related fields
  • Strong record of publication and excellent communication skills
  • Experience in biomechanics experiments and modeling

Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable; experience in all of these areas is not required: motion measurement, EMG analysis, biomechanics, exercise physiology, neural control of movement, wearable sensors, musculoskeletal modeling, biomedical imaging, computer vision, reinforcement learning, machine learning, computer animation, physics-based simulation, robotics and controls. The ability to perform biomechanical experiments, analyze complex data, collaborate on a research team, and write high-impact research papers is essential.

More info and application HERE


Date: 12/04/2023 | Tag: | News: 1438 of 1554
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