Post-doctoral position in bioengineering, Swansea University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in the areas of bioengineering, mathematical modelling, and design optimisation at Swansea University. The main aim of the project is to evaluate and optimise clinical strategies and devices for treating end-stage pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). This will be achieved through patient-specific modelling of blood-flow through computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The candidate will work on the following:

  • Multiscale CFD model development for PAH. This includes models for blood-flow and oxygen transport.
  • Parameter estimation (inverse problems) to customise the above models for individual patients.
  • Evaluation of pre- and post-operative haemodynamics to assess the efficacy of the surgical/interventional device used for PAH treatment.
  • Design and optimisation of the surgical/interventional device(s).

This project is funded by EPSRC, and will provide opportunities to work with clinicians and academics in Swansea, Newcastle, and Paris (France).

The candidate will be based in the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering within the College of Engineering at Swansea University, UK.

This is a fixed-term position for a duration of 12 months. The candidate is required to have:

  1. A PhD in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related field.
  2. Strong research background in bio-fluid dynamics, preferably patient-specific modelling.
  3. Experience of writing computational codes in one or more of the following languages: C/C++, Fortran, and Python.
  4. Experience of working with medical images, for example image segmentation, and/or solid models (computer aided design).
  5. A desire and interest to work on multi-disciplinary projects in bioengineering and interact with clinicians, engineers, and mathematicians.

For any enquiries please contact Dr. Sanjay Pant at Sanjay.Pant@swansea.ac.uk

Information about the university and the research group can be found at the following links:

  • University: www.swansea.ac.uk
  • College: www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering
  • Zienkiewicz Centre: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/zcce/

Dr. Sanjay Pant:

http://engweb.swansea.ac.uk/~sanjay.pant/ http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/s.pant/