Category Archives: Post-doc positions

Postdoc position in mathematical modeling of heart ventricular function in the SofTMech Centre @ University of Glasgow

A team led by Dr Hao Gao from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow is seeking a Research Associate, who will make a leading contribution to a project funded by the British Heart Foundation (mathematical modelling right ventricular function in repaired Tetralogy of Fallot for predicting outcome and impact of pulmonary valve replacement). The post is based in the SofTMech Centre (www.softmech.org), a leading Centre of Mathematics for Healthcare, with primary support from the EPSRC since 2016.

This project will develop new computational models based on patient scan data using cutting-edge mathematical and statistical approaches to derive parameters of heart function of patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot, aiming to provide valuable insights into the cardiac condition for doctors and patients. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in nonlinear mechanics and computational modelling of the heart. A background in soft tissue mechanics and cardiovascular system would be advantageous. We are seeking a candidate with a background in applied mathematics or continuum mechanics or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

This position is full time and with funding for 36 months. The closing data is 24th August 2022. For more information and to apply online: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=092869. Please contact hao.gao@glasgow.ac.uk for further details about this project.

Postdoctoral position in computational cardiovascular modeling @Michigan State University

The Computational Biomechanics Lab at Michigan State University is looking to fill fixed-term research associate positions. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in either mechanical, biomedical, aeronautical, civil engineering, or equivalent field with a strong foundation in programming (C++ and python), computational mechanics, and the finite element method. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are familiar with the open-source finite element library FEniCS, cardiac finite element modeling, medical image processing, and machine learning. The candidate is expected to possess excellent communication and writing skills. In this position, the candidate will work to develop multiscale/multiphysics formulations and code to solve problems related to the cardiovascular system. Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to help mentor students and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. The successful candidate will enjoy ample training and network!

Outstanding candidates are invited to submit a letter of application detailing their relevant background, providing the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references, a CV to the webpage: careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/509746/research-associatefixed-term

For more information, please contact Dr. Lik Chuan Lee at lclee@egr.msu.edu

Post-doctoral position in Numerical modeling of the mechanical effect of a compression device on the leg @Mines Saint-Etienne

Academic Context: The post-doctoral fellow will join the STBio team, from the Centre Ingénierie et
Santé (Mines Saint-Etienne) and the SaInBioSE laboratory (INSERM U1059), whose research activities
are focused on soft tissue biomechanics. For several years, STBio has been working on the interactions
between medical textile devices and the skin, in order to better understand their mechanisms of action
and/or to prevent certain complications.

Background: The device under study is a very innovative system developed for the treatment of
lymphedema. It consists of a compressive envelope with a structured inner face. Although several
clinical investigations have shown its efficiency, its mechanism of action remains poorly understood. It
is based on the interface pressure, but also on its spatial and temporal variation, that is exerted on the
surface of the skin. The geometrical structure of the inner face determines these pressure variations.

Application deadline: 13 july 2022

More information: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/postdoctorante-postdoctorant-modelisation-numerique-de-leffet-mecanique-dun-dispositif-de-compression-sur-la-jambe

Post Doc Position @KL Krems (IUBL Lab) Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is part of an academic and research community located at the Campus Krems, and includes a network of comprising teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems, Tulln and Eggenburg. KL is committed to raising its profile in specific areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and biopsychosocial sciences by entering into strategic academic and research partnerships with other institutions.

From Autumn 2022 the KL offers a 2-year research position at the Division „Biomechanics“ (Head: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr) with the option of getting permanent upon adequate performance:
Research Assistant/ Lab Manager (Post Doc) (40 h) (f/m/d). The Division Biomechanics is part of Prof. Pahr’s Interuniversity Biomechanics Laboratory, which also includes his research group at the TU Wien. Get some impressions of our recent work from our Youtube Channel!

Your tasks:
• Independent experimental research activities in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics
• Publication activities and writing of applications for external funding
• Teaching and support in administrative tasks
• Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students
• Administration and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure
• Support of the laboratory head

Your Profile:
• Completion of a suitable doctorate (e.g. mechanical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, …)
• In-depth knowledge in biomechanical testing (material and/or implant testing incl. programming of measurement data analysis)
• Appropriate track record of publications in scientific journals as well as conference contributions.
• Experience with clinic-related research and imaging techniques (CT or MRI) would be an advantage
• Good German and very good English skills, both written and spoken
• Process-oriented, accurate, structured way of working with a strong ability to prioritize
• Open, resilient and flexible personality with a professional attitude

Your Perspective:
You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team. KL is committed to an anti-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. KL specifically encourages qualified people with different diversity characteristics (gender, age, ethnicity, denomination, sexual orientation, etc.) to apply. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is 3,670 € (40 hrs) gross per month. Readiness for overpayment exists with appropriate experience and qualification.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and credentials and should be mailed to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at ) referring to jobnumber “2202”. There is the possibility of an ongoing job application until a suitable candidate is found.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON MECHANOBIOLOGY OF BIOENGINEERED MICROVASCULAR NETWORKS @KU Leuven

Application deadline is June 21, 2022

The MAtrix / Mechanobiology & Tissue Engineering research group (www.mech.kuleuven.be/mechanobiology) is a bioengineering group that is pioneering the role of cellular forces for microvascular formation and function in health and disease. The group is led by prof. Hans Van Oosterwyck and is one of the few groups worldwide that has established 3D Traction Force Microscopy (TFM) routines and workflows for quantifying cellular force exertion in 3D, and routinely applies them to in vitro models of angiogenesis (endothelial invasion). Together with its research partners, it is currently developing novel in vitro models, compatible with TFM and other methods of cellular force inference, to study the interplay between cellular force exertion, matrix mechanics and fluid flow, and how this interplay contributes to endothelial cell phenotypic changes in the context of endothelial heterogeneity and specific (genetic) diseases that lead to microvascular malformations.
The group is looking for a postdoc with strong expertise in the in vitro bioengineering of microvascular networks to strengthen the research team.

The ideal candidate must have:
– a PhD in bioengineering or related fields.
– strong bioengineering skills relevant for 3D in vitro models of vascular biology, such as micro- or mesofluidics, micro- / biofabrication (e.g. 3D printing), 3D endothelial (co-) culture systems, hydrogel synthesis and functionalization, mechanical design.
– experience with optical microscopy, preferably live cell imaging in 3D (confocal microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, genetically-engineered fluorescent reporter systems).
– some experience with or exposure to scientific computing (such as finite element modelling) and programming (such as Matlab).
– a strong interest in mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, with a desire to learn TFM and related methods.
– a strong CV and willingness to apply for a personal postdoc fellowship (together with the PI).
– a collaborative attitude; we are looking for a real team player who is willing to help and co-supervise master and PhD students.

You will join a KU Leuven-funded project that is in close collaboration with profs. Liz Jones and Aernout Luttun (Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology at KU Leuven) and that explores how organ-specific endothelial cell heterogeneity arises from the combination of genetic and mechanical signals. Your role is to explore the role of cellular force exertion in the establishment of organ-specific endothelial phenotypes in combination with extrinsic mechanical signals related to organ-specific matrix mechanics and fluid flow. Apart from using and optimizing recently established monolayer models available in our group, you are expected to develop novel 3D in vitro models of perfused vascular networks compatible with cellular force inference. Apart from the application to the study of endothelial cell heterogeneity, these models must also target the study of microvascular disease, in particular Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCMs) which are malformations of the brain microcapillaries. As to the latter, the Van Oosterwyck group has a strong partnership with the research group of dr. Eva Faurobert at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences (University of Grenoble, France), with whom you are expected to closely collaborate as well.

More information:

Application deadline is June 21, 2022.
Contact person: prof. Hans Van Oosterwyck (hans.vanoosterwyck@kuleuven.be).

Senior Scientist position human movement biomechanics @TU Wien

Senior Scientist and head of newly built and equipped human movement lab staff position for a biomechanical engineer with mechanical/mechatronics engineering background and interest in Human Movement Biomechanics and development of assistive devices, available at Vienna University of Technology. The position is initially limited to two years, extension to permanent position possible.

More information: https://www.ikp.tuwien.ac.at/biomech/news/EN/

Postdoctoral researcher position on articular cartilage developmental biomechanics @University College Dublin

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Developmental Biomechanics Group. The research project is focussed on cartilage development and healing, and will be in close collaboration with Prof Pieter Brama from the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine. Experimental (wet lab, e.g., histology) experience (ideally) with musculoskeletal tissues is essential for the position. The funding available is for nine months, but every effort will be made to extend the duration of the position. The start date is asap, and latest July 2022.

More information: https://developmental-biomechanics.org/contact/

If interested in the opportunity, or for further enquiries, please email Prof Nowlan (niamh.nowlan@ucd.ie) your CV in the first instance. 

Research Fellow position on Data-driven fitting for the next generation of prosthetic sockets @University of Southampton

Join an exciting interdisciplinary research team of biomedical engineers, prosthetists, physiotherapists, healthcare psychologists, social scientists and software engineers, who are developing a method of designing the bespoke prosthetic ‘socket’ interface between a person and their prosthetic limb, using artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret data from expert clinical designers. 

You will work primarily with academics at the University of Southampton (Dr Alex Dickinson, Dr Cheryl Metcalf, Dr Maggie Donovan-Hall and Dr Peter Worsley) on a project led by company partner Radii Devices Ltd (Dr Joshua Steer), with prosthetics service provider Opcare / Ability Matters Ltd.

Application deadline: Monday 28 February 2022

More information:

https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1700622DA&fbclid=IwAR1SKX7sFdqYbcG0_6nbBtzVteUZIWp9Ooul6aKXEwCwK6vtOmzS81hZBEE

Post Doc Position @KL Krems, Austria

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is part of an academic and research community located at the Campus Krems, and includes a network of comprising teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems, Tulln and Eggenburg. KL is committed to raising its profile in specific areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and biopsychosocial sciences by entering into strategic academic and research partnerships with other institutions.


From April 2022 the KL offers a 2-year research position at the Division „Biomechanics“ (Head: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dieter Pahr) with the option of getting permanent upon adequate performance:
Research Assistant/ Lab Manager (Post Doc) (40 h) (f/m/d). The Division Biomechanics is part of Prof. Pahr’s Interuniversity Biomechanics Laboratory, which also includes his research group at the TU Wien.


Your tasks:
• Independent experimental research activities in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics
• Publication activities and writing of applications for external funding
• Teaching and support in administrative tasks
• Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students
• Administration and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure
• Support of the laboratory head


Your Profile:
• Completion of a suitable doctorate (e.g. mechanical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, …)
• In-depth knowledge in biomechanical testing (material and/or implant testing incl. programming of measurement data analysis)
• Appropriate track record of publications in scientific journals as well as conference contributions.
• Experience with clinic-related research and imaging techniques (CT or MRI) would be an advantage
• Good German and very good English skills, both written and spoken
• Process-oriented, accurate, structured way of working with a strong ability to prioritize
• Open, resilient and flexible personality with a professional attitude


Your Perspective:
You can expect a challenging job in a highly motivated team. KL is committed to an anti-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. KL specifically encourages qualified people with different diversity characteristics (gender, age, ethnicity, denomination, sexual orientation, etc.) to apply. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is 3,500 € (40 hrs) gross per month. Readiness for overpayment exists with appropriate experience and qualification.

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and credentials and should be mailed by 13th of March 2022 referring to jobnumber “2202” to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung@kl.ac.at ).

Postdoc position on computational modeling of integrin signaling and cell-ECM interactions @Maastricht University

The department of Cell Biology-Inspired Tissue Engineering (cBITE) at the MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands invites applications for a post-doctoral position. The post-doctoral researcher will perform cutting-edge research in computational modeling methods applied to regenerative medicine and more specifically, to cell-matrix interactions.

Regenerative medicine (RM) holds the promise to cure many of what are now chronic patients, restoring health rather than protracting decline, bettering the lives of millions and at the same time preventing lifelong, expensive care processes: cure instead of care. The scientific community has made large steps in this direction over the past decade, however our understanding of the fundamentals of cell, tissue and organ regeneration and of how to stimulate and guide this with intelligent biomaterials in the human body is still in its infancy. To date, the RM field has focused on studying cell-biomaterial interactions. Materials properties such as elasticity, topography, hydrophobicity, and porosity have all been shown to influence cell fate, and the introduction of high-throughput combinatorial approaches is expediting research and decoupling the properties to further inform the design of biomaterials. However, in order to improve the design of synthetic biomaterials, it is crucial to understand the physiological cell-ECM interactions and how these influence cell behavior. This research project aims to use in silico models to simulate cell-ECM interactions, improve our fundamental understanding thereof and use the obtained knowledge to design improved synthetic matrices.

Project description:

  • Computational modeling of integrin signaling, cell-ECM interaction to inform the design of synthetic matrices;
  • Parameter optimization and sensitivity analysis;
  • Analysis and integration of various in vitro/in vivo data for model calibration.

What we offer:

  • Computational ecosystem at Maastricht University: Institute for Data Science (IDS), Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE) and Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MacsBio);
  • Excellent computational and experimental facilities to validate the in silico analyses and predictions in vitro/in vivo;
  • Interdisciplinary environment within MERLN and the “Materials-driven regeneration (MDR)-consortium”

Project embedding:

The project will be coordinated by the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (http://merln.maastrichtuniversity.nl/) as part of the “Materials-driven regeneration (MDR)-consortium” (see http://www.mdrresearch.nl/ for more information) which brings together an interdisciplinary team of excellent scientists at three leading institutes (ICMS at Eindhoven University of Technology, RMU at Utrecht University and MERLN at Maastricht University). The central goal of MDR’s research program is to investigate, design and use intelligent biomaterials that drive the functional regeneration of living tissues and organs under complex (patho)physiological conditions.

More information:

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/309006/post-doctoral-position-for-the-project-computational-modeling-of-the-cell-matrix-interface-at-the-department-of-cell-biology-inspired-tissue-engineering-cbite-at-the-merln-institute/

For more detailed information you can contact: dr. A. Carlier, email a.carlier@maastrichtuniversity.nl