11/04/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
European Research Council

Postdoctoral researcher for Optimization and Data Assimilation Methods for Therapy Planning System for Tumor Thermal Treatment – ERC LASER OPTIMAL project

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Politecnico di Milano
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    Mathematics
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Milano
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    16/06/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    759159

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Information about the position

Politecnico di Milano is seeking a Postdoctoral candidate for the Optimization and data assimilation methods for therapy planning system for tumor thermal treatment.

The research activities defined for the Postdoctoral researcher focus on the development of a numerical model for the optimization of laser ablation in cancer treatment. It is required to implement physical simulations of the temperature distribution and evolution in tissue undergoing laser therapy, for treatment settings planning and intra-operative adjustment of the pre-planned settings for personalized treatment. Data assimilation, numerical optimization SOFA, phyton, C++ and FEM will be used to develop the research project activities.

The activity will be carried out according to the following phases: improvement of a numerical model to simulate the temperature distribution in biological tissues undergoing laser ablation treatment, assessment of data assimilation methods starting from sparse real-time temperature measurements, implementation on SOFA for intra-operative and real-time planning. Travels to the project partner, INRIA, in Strasbourg (France), are envisaged.

The activity will be carried out according to the following phases: improvement of a numerical model to simulate the temperature distribution in biological tissues undergoing laser ablation treatment, assessment of data assimilation methods starting from sparse real-time temperature measurements, implementation on SOFA for intra-operative and real-time planning. Travels to the project partner, INRIA, in Strasbourg (France), are scheduled.

Information about the LASER OPTIMAL project - Laser ablation selectivity and monitoring for optimal tumor removal

LASER OPTIMAL (ERC Starting Grant GA n. 759159) is a human-oriented project, whose goal is the development of a novel strategy for safe tumor removal with laser therapy. The new frontiers of laser therapy focus on the optimization of several technical aspects, such as measurement systems to monitor in real-time the thermal effect, to control the tissue damage; approaches for enhancing the selective absorption of the laser light by the target tissue; simulation-based tools, useful for the prediction of treatment outcome. The rationale of LASER OPTIMAL is the control of the energy delivery in tumors, aiming to minimize the unwanted heat dispersion into the surrounding healthy tissue. The multidisciplinary team is working on the design of a patient-specific platform, useful to plan the treatment and to monitor the thermal outcome in real-time, in conjunction with the injection of nanoparticles for enhancing the selectivity of the treatment.

Further information on the project is available at the link: http://www.laseroptimal.polimi.it/

More Information

Benefits

The contract duration is 1 year, renewable

Selection process

The selection process will be performed with an official call (deadline 19 May), which is available at the following link:

https://www.protocollo.polimi.it/albo/viewer?view=files%2F002473529-PoliCle-44d37b1c-1035-4b28-93ce-907105313d0d-000.pdf

Expression of interest should be submitted also to paola.saccomandi@polimi.it no later than 17 May 2021, 23:00 (Italian time) as one single PDF file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter, maximum 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae with publications and track-record.
  • Contacts of two references.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Additional comments

Politecnico di Milano https://www.polimi.it/ Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. Our University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.

Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world. Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is currently ranked 7th in the world according to QS World University Rankings: Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 2019.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

The successful candidate is required to have:

  • PhD in at least one of the following subjects: Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Automation Engineering.
  • interest and proficiency in programming ability, in particular python or other languages (e.g., C++/OpenCV)
  • demonstrated knowledge on data assimilation methods
  • knowledge of the software SOFA is considered a plus
  • demonstrated record of relevant experience as evidenced by the track-record and publications
  • fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • The candidate should be able to work both independently and interactively in a team setting and possess a noticeable enthusiasm for research.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Politecnico di Milano
Italy
Milano
Milano
20156
Via Giuseppe la Masa 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 626514

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