The University of Luxembourg (UL) invites applications for four Marie-Curie PhD Fellows (Doctoral Candidate) positions (m/f) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalised Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
3 Marie-Curie PhD Fellows
- Ref: R-AGR-3325-10-C (RAINBOW)
- Initial 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable for up to 36 months (depending on thesis progress evaluation)
- Starting date: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
- Employee and student status (36 months programme)
Position 1 (industrial partner: AnatoScope) Breast Modelling and Simulation for Better Cancer Treatment. More details here: http://rainbow.ku.dk/projects/esr-6
Position 2 (industrial partner: InSimo) Biological membrane cutting and tearing simulation within clinical time scales with application to cataract surgery. More details here: http://rainbow.ku.dk/projects/esr-8
Position 3 (industrial partner: InuTech) Identifying Patient Specific Material Models and Parameters using Adjoint-based Inverse Modelling approaches: Model selection and parameter identification on phantom gels. More details here: http://rainbow.ku.dk/projects/esr-13
You will be working as part of the Rapid Biomechanics Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MSCA European Training Network, awarded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This network consists of 5 universities, 1 hospital, 8 industrial partners, and will educate a total of 15 PhD students through common dedicated training activities. The RAINBOW research objective is to realize the full potential of computational medicine and ICT to arrive at patient-specific simulation models that are rapidly set for a particular patient, are easy-to-use by clinical experts and do not require assistance from a technical team. Candidates will be exposed to clinical practice and get close to patients and clinical experts while working both with theory and creating software, design tools, to be used by clinical experts. More details can be found here: http://rainbow.ku.dk
Your lead supervisor will be Prof. Stéphane P. A. Bordas. Further supervision will be undertaken by Dr. Lars A. A. Beex and Dr. Jack S. Hale.
Your primary tasks as a Marie Curie Fellow are to:
- Manage and drive forward your research project.
- Attend doctoral school courses and network trainings
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis.
- Disseminate your research at conferences and seminars.
- Stay at an external company and/or research institute outside Luxembourg.
- Master's degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related subject
- Good English language skill
- Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.
- Willingness to travel for extended visits and research stays
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Curiosity and self-motivation
- You must be an “early stage researcher” (i.e. in the first 4 years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree) and you must not have resided in Luxembourg for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment.
- A dynamic and well-equipped research environment within the Computational Modelling and Simulation department at UL.
- Intensive training in scientific and transferable skills, participation in schools, conferences and workshops and Marie-Curie Training Network events.
- Enrollment as a PhD student in the Doctoral School of Science and Engineering at UL.
- Personal work space at UL.
For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before proceeding with the submission of your application, please prepare the following documents in English.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
- Motivation letter (maximum two pages) detailing how you meet the selection criteria and which of the three positions interest you (you can express an interest in more than one position).
- Publication list (if any) and PDFs of those publications.
- Master’s thesis (final or draft, if draft, then state the expected submission date)
- Full contact details of two persons willing to act as referees.
- Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English translation
All documents should be uploaded in PDF format via the online submission system (no applications via email, please).
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates will be shortlisted based on the criteria detailed above. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview or interviewed by phone.
Please send your application online by 28/02/2019.