16/12/2020
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Postdoctoral researcher - Cochlear implantation computer modelling and simulation

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Medical sciences
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2021
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    PID2019-110185RB-C21/AEI/10.13039/501100011033

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Job summary

Cochlear implantation (CI) is a surgical procedure that, by means of an implantable device, aims to overcome hearing loss by directly stimulating the auditory nerves. Although it is a mature and safe procedure, clinical outcomes vary significantly due to a number of factors, such as anatomical and physiological variability across the population, nerve degeneration, and different implantation strategies. Computer modelling and simulation hold the promise for better, more predictive cochlear implantation.

Our group has been active in this line of work for many years, and the project builds on previous related research efforts, such as the EU project HEAR-EU and the Producte project CIplanner. The aim of the project is to develop computer modelling and simulation tools for cochlear and vestibular implantation, and it is part of a broader reserach project in collaboration with the Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Universidad de Navarra.

 

Offer Description

The postdoctoral researcher will develop mathematical models and computer systems for patient-specific simulation of cochlear and vestibular implantation, including: image segmentation, automatic meshing, computational simulation of cochlear implant stimulation protocols and nerve activation, and machine learning for population analysis.

A PhD degree in engineering, computing, physics, mathematics or related disciplines is required. Relevant experience in image processing and computational simulation for healthcare will be a plus. The working language is English.

 

Project and Financing institution:

PID2019-110185RB-C21/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 - González Ballester, Miguel Ángel. "Modelado personalizado basado en imágenes del oído interno y simulación de la activación neuronal para el estudio de la estimulación coclear y vestibular", Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación - Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)

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Benefits

UPF is an equal opportunities employer, part of the public university system. The researcher will have access to extensive health and social benefits.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
Spain
Barcelona
08018
Roc Boronat 138

EURAXESS offer ID: 587719

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