ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
RESEARCH FIELDComputer scienceMedical sciencesTechnology
RESEARCHER PROFILEEstablished Researcher (R3)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/12/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2021
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.
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)
UPF is an equal opportunities employer, part of the public university system. The researcher will have access to extensive health and social benefits.
EURAXESS offer ID: 587719
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