28/01/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

ESR11 - Early Stage Researcher/PhD Position in biomechanics: Image guided navigation technology in endovascular interventions: AM generated mock-ups

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    SINTEF
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/02/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Norway › Trondheim
    Italy › Trento
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    MeDiTATe-ESR11
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    859836

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD position in biomechanics within the framework of the project MeDiTATe (The medical digital twin for aneurysm prevention and treatment) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) with Grant Agreement No. 859836.

MeDiTATe is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID). The whole project aims to develop state-of-the-art image based medical Digital Twins of cardiovascular districts for a patient specific prevention and treatment of aneurysms.

The main objective for ESR 11 is to implement and test navigation technology in endovascular interventions, thereby enhancing efficiency and efficacy of image guided minimal invasive therapies. Such technologies aim at reducing OR procedure time and complications, while minimizing the contrast dose to the patient and radiation exposure to the patient and clinical personnel. Accurate patient specific anatomical models for planning and guidance of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) procedures will be generated through the fusion of information from available image data. 3D printed patient specific models for pre-surgical planning and intraoperative guidance will be created mimicking tissue characteristics with advanced materials through additive manufacturing (AM) to support the training of clinicians by providing complex anatomical models to inspect prior to procedure and also tor teaching purposes. The models will also be used to support testing and validation of methods implemented for planning/navigation.

Benefits

The selected candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESR. The gross salary includes a living allowance (€3,270 per month, subject to MSCA country correction coefficient, i.e. 130.6 % for Norway and 104.4 % for Italy), a mobility allowance (€600 per month), and a family allowance (€500 per month, if the researcher has family by the date of recruitment, regardless of whether the family will move with the researcher or not). The guaranteed funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding).

Eligibility criteria

Applicants can be of any nationality and must hold a Master of Science degree (or equivalent) in engineering. They need to fully respect both eligibility criteria (to be demonstrated in the Europass CV): (a) Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. (b) Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Selection process

Send CV, cover letter, BSc and MSc degrees, and letters of recommendation to all the following recipients: biancolini@ing.uniroma2.it, thomas.lango@sintef.no and pierluigi.digiovanni@consultants.hsl-italia.com.

Additional comments

ESR 11 will be enrolled in the PhD programme of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy). The ESR 11 individual project will be realized in: (a) SINTEF, Research group Medical technology (Norway), supervisor Dr. Thomas Langø; (b) HSL (Italy), leading company for Additive Manufacturing and Advanced CAE simulation, supervisor: Dr. Pierluigi Di Giovanni. Two one-month secondments are foreseen at ARMINES and at HSL.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates with background in biomedical engineering, image processing, biomechanics and computational fluid dynamics/computational solid mechanics are encouraged to apply for this position. Good programming skills (C++ and/or Python) are needed.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
SINTEF
Norway
Trondheim
1 position(s) available at
HSL
Italy
Trento

EURAXESS offer ID: 485826

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