[NotiAMCA] post-doc in comp. cardiac imaging and modelling (PFU, Barcelona)

Mario Storti mstorti en intec.unl.edu.ar
Dom Jun 17 14:01:47 ART 2007

Post-doctoral positions in computational cardiac imaging and modelling
Computational Imaging Lab - Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona Spain


The Computational Imaging Lab (www.cilab.upf.edu) at the Pompeu Fabra
University in Barcelona is a team focused on algorithmic and applied
research in the area of computational imaging, modelling and
simulation. The lab is composed of 25 members working in different
domains of medical image segmentation, statistical shape modelling and
analysis, computational geometry, pattern recognition and imagebased
and personalised computational mechanics. 

Currently, the lab is engaged in several exciting projects aiming at
personalised physical modelling and simulation in the cardiovascular
domain where medical imaging, computational mechanics, and biology
play an essential role. 

This post is connected to a national technology platform funded by the
Ministry of Industry that aims at applying computational imaging and
simulation technologies to patient selection and interventional
planning in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Our aim is to develop
dynamic anatomical models of the whole heart as well as to derive
boundary conditions and material properties from multimodal imagery
(e.g. 3D US, MRI, MSCT, SPECT). Integration of all this information
will be performed by combination of computational imaging tools with
computational mechanics in order to deliver advanced diagnosis and
personalized treatment planning and optimization. 

The CILab is seeking proactive and highly talented young post-doctoral
researchers with proven track record of publications in leading
international journals and conferences. In addition, a number of
scientific developer and application engineer positions are also
available in similar areas. Candidates should be highly creative, have
the ability to carry out independent research but work embedded in a
multicultural research team, and should be endowed with excellent
communication and leadership skills so as to collaborate with other
peers. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and be able to
interact with other disciplines is essential. 

All applicants should have a strong background in mathematics and
physics, algorithmics and programming [preferably in C++]. Proficiency
in spoken and written English is compulsory. 

Candidates with should have expertise in computational cardiac
modelling and simulation, in particular, on cardiac electrophysiology,
cardiac mechanics, and computational fluid dynamics. The main focus of
the research will be in the integration of the existing tools in the
lab for computational imaging with computational physiology models and
experimental measurements. The candidate will have to interact with
members of the lab of related topics as well as with our clinical
collaborators at several academic hospitals in Barcelona. 

Starting dates will be prior to September 2007; positions will be for
a period of 3 years. Salaries are negotiable depending upon
qualifications and experience of the applicants and compliant with
Spanish salaries in academic institutions. EU citizens will be given
priority due to labour regulations and work permit constraints.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of purpose indicating
your area of interest, salary expectations, CV including contact
details of 3 referees, and sample publications to Dr. Alejandro Frangi
[alejandro.frangi en upf.edu], at your earliest convenience.

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