RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Biomedical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE19/07/2020 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONItaly › Rome
Norway › Trondheim
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE15/06/2020
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 goal for ESR 12 consists in supporting and improving the navigation technologies implemented by ESR11 by further adding and developing supporting technological components. The physical models manufactured during the ESR11 activities will be used to generate the computational models and run detailed CFD simulations (as part of the Digital Twin) with the aim to predict the flow field in function of the dynamic anatomical deformation. In particular, the latter could be caused by movements/respiration as well as to instrument manipulations (endovascular catheters), and it will be numerically handled, during Candidate’s first 18 months at Rina Consulting, either through radial basis functions (RBF), mesh morphing or exploiting specific features of the adopted CFD solver (e.g. 6 degree of freedom models). During one month secondment at Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio the Researcher will gain insights on experimental tests concerning the advance medical image processing to enable the processing of clinical medical data to build up 3D models. In the last period the ESR will be working alongside SINTEF researchers in the Research Group Medical Technology, in the Ultrasound and image-guided therapy laboratory using the open access navigation research platform (software) CustusX to work on multimodal image fusion (registration) and visualization.
The Candidate will be expected to achieve the following results:
- New technological components of the navigation technologies implemented by ESR11;
- CAE tools for generating computational (CFD) models, part of the Digital Twin;
- Results from the use of RBF models for dynamic anatomical deformations.
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. 115.7% for France 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. 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 Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Candidates with strong skills in mechanics (modelling) and biomechanics are expected. Motivation and interest in bioengineering applications is recommended.
EURAXESS offer ID: 500228
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