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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Post-doctoral positions in computational cardiac imaging and modelling, Barcelona


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

The Computational Imaging Lab ( 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 image-based and personalised computational
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 project 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

Starting dates will be prior to May 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
[], at your earliest convenience.