Open position of Associate Professor in data-driven mechanics of living material @Mines Saint-Etienne

Mines Saint-Etienne (MSE), one of the graduate schools of Institut Mines Télécom, the #1 group of graduate schools of engineering and management in France under the supervision of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Technology, is assigned missions of education, research and innovation, transfer to industry and scientific, technological and industrial culture.

MSE consists of 2,400 graduate and postgraduate students, 400 staff, a consolidated budget of €46M, three sites on the Saint-Etienne campus (Auvergne Rhone-Alpes region, Lyon Saint-Etienne metropolitan area), a campus in Gardanne (SUD region, Aix Marseille metropolitan area), a site in Lyon within the digital campus of Auvergne Rhone-Alpes Region, six research units, five teaching and research centres and one of the leading French science community centres (La Rotonde €1M budget and +40,000 visitors per year). The Times Higher Education World University Ranking ranked us for 2022 in the 251-300 range for Engineering and Technology.  Our work environment is characterised by high Faculty-to-Student, Staff-to-Faculty and PhD-to-Faculty ratios, as well as comprehensive state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities for research, teaching and transfer to industry.

The CIS gathers 70 people, including 18 permanent teacher-researchers in industrial/computer engineering, biomechanics and process engineering around health applications: biotechnologies, tissue engineering, e-health, computer-assisted surgery, personalized medicine and patient pathways… Since its creation in 2004, the CIS has been representative of Mines Saint-Etienne’s ability to position itself as a leader in innovative fields such as Soft Tissue Biomechanics, Health Care Systems and Services Engineering, and Biomaterials and Inhaled Particles Engineering. The person recruited will also interact with the other centers of the School (SMS, SPIN, CMP in particular) in order to federate research and transfer actions in the field of biomechanics and bioengineering.

The SAnté INgénierie BIOlogie Saint-Etienne laboratory (SAINBIOSE, INSERM UMR 1059) brings together researchers from the CIS (biomechanics, biomaterials and bioengineering fields), the Jean Monnet University medical school, the Saint-Etienne University Hospital, Inserm and the Etablissement Français du Sang. The overall scientific objective of SAINBIOSE is a better understanding and innovative management of biostress in osteoarticular (LBTO team) and cardiovascular (DVH team) pathologies.

Biomechanics, both experimental and numerical, is a major transverse theme of SAINBIOSE, ranging from the modeling of the mechanical behavior of tissues to clinical and industrial applications, particularly with the textile sector. The dynamism of SAINBIOSE and the CIS in this field makes them world-class players today (ERC and other European funding, numerous international collaborations and industrial contracts). The approach developed is largely based on established skills in numerical simulation and identification of behavior laws. The study, monitoring and prediction of the biomechanical properties of soft tissues, or of their interactions with medical devices, are areas of excellence. An additional dimension, of very high added value, will be obtained by integrating artificial intelligence and data science.

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

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