The Bioimaging group of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University and ETH Zurich develops Magnetic Resonance technology and methods to assess the cardiovascular system in health and disease. As part of our efforts to quantify and predict cardiovascular conditions we are seeking to fill a
PhD position in Magnetic resonance image guided biomechanical modelling of the heart to predict heart failure
The research project
focusses on the patient specific biomechanical simulation of adverse myocardial remodeling towards heart failure. For this project cutting edge cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging methodology is deployed in a pre-clinical as well as a clinical setting to collect cardiac mechanical and microstructural information on a per subject basis. The comprehensive set of input data shall be incorporated into a digital model of the patient’s heart to investigate its mechanical burden and derive an image guided and biomechanically motivated long term prognosis of heart failure.
The University and ETH Zurich offer an international and world-leading research setting with first class infrastructure including the full range of clinical and experimental Magnetic Resonance systems as well as an excellent collaboration with the University Hospital Zurich with access to large patient cohorts.
The candidate holds a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering or physics with first class grades. She/he should present with a keen interest in biomechanics, image processing, advanced visualization, finite element methods and numerical simulation. Very good programming skills (Matlab/Python, MeVisLab, C++) and interest in both theoretical and practical work are a premise. An innovative spirit and team player skills round off the profile.