- Are you inspired by applying computational models to support diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cardiac disease?
- Are you fascinated by the ability of biological tissues to adapt to changes in their environment?
- Are you interested in a Postdoc position in our cardiac electromechanics research line?
- Are you eager to collaborate with colleagues in the fields of tissue engineering and cardiology all over Europe?
- Are you passionate about educating and inspiring bachelor and master students in the field of Biomedical Engineering?
The Cardiovascular Biomechanics group of the department of Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology is looking for a post-doc in the field of cardiac electromechanics and who specifically will contribute to the BRAV3 project (https://projectbrave.eu). The BRAV3 project aims to develop a regenerative treatment for ischemic heart disease: an innovative biological ventricular assist device (BioVAD) that is mounted onto the ischemic heart and contributes to cardiac pump function. Unlike traditional mechanical support devices, a successful BioVAD would be able to grow and remodel in time. Our contribution to the project is to generate design criteria for the BioVAD based upon computational modeling of the electromechanical interaction between heart and BioVAD. Models for the short-term interaction are currently being developed by a third year PhD student in the finite element platform Fenics (https://fenicsproject.org/).
Your specific contribution is to incorporate the processes of growth and remodeling of heart and BioVAD, in order to take into account long-term effects in the BioVAD design criteria. From our BRAV3 partners, relevant experimental information is provided from bioreactor and animal studies. To be successful, you have a solid background in continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, preferably already in the field of cardiac electromechanics. In addition, you are able to collaborate with and convey your insights to project partners with various academic backgrounds.