RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Biomedical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE28/02/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONNorway › Trondheim
Italy › Trento
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/04/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER859836
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.
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).
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.
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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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 485826
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