Cataluña, Catalonia, Spain
Date Posted
8 Jul 2024

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PhD Project
Department of Information and Communication Technologies. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Computational Cardiac Image Processing and Modelling (2 positions)

Cataluña, Catalonia, Spain
8 Jul 2024

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Position Description

PhD positions available in Computational Cardiac Image Processing and Modelling

Department of Information and Communication Technologies – UPF.
Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine (PhySense) research group.

– PhD project 1: Quantification of regional contraction in cardiomyocytes
– PhD project 2: Electrophysiological modelling in ventricular tachycardia

Detail on projects:

The candidates should have a BEng or preferentially MSc, mainly in engineering, physics or computer science, strong background on applied mathematics, good computer programming skills (C++, Matlab), and preferentially experience in image processing and/or computational modelling. Fluency in English is highly recommended.

These positions are for doing research towards obtaining a PhD degree at the Department of Information & Communication Technologies (DTIC) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain. UPF is ranked as the most productive university in Spain in terms of research outcome and attraction of funding (212 European FP7 projects, 31 ERC Grants at UPF group), and the DTIC ranked among the top 100 computer science departments in the world, according to the ARWU/Shangai ranking.

The projects will be conducted in the PhySense research group, supervised by ICREA Research Prof. B. Bijnens and Dr. Oscar Camara. PhySense was recently established (2011) and focuses on integrating engineering/physics knowledge with physiology in order to provide an interdisciplinary research environment, working closely together with internationally known academic and clinical centres. This is approached by integrating and improving information acquisition, handling and processing techniques, combined with basic knowledge on pathophysiology, in order to advance clinical sciences.

How to Apply

Contact Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a letter describing their research interests to Oscar Camara or Bart Bijnens. Application deadline: 1st September 2014

Position Category: Technology. Position Type: PhD Project.