An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available within the framework of the European Marie-Curie Research and Training Network, at MIRALab, University of Geneva in Switzerland, entitled “MultiScaleHuman”.

The goal of Multiscale Biological modalities for physiological human articulation (MultiScaleHuman) is to research by training early stage researchers (ESR) and experienced researchers (ER) in the creation of a multi-scale biological data visualization and knowledge management system for improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of physiological human articulations.

  • MIRALab (coordinator), Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • HUGE, Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • UMINHO, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • LBB-MHH, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • CNR-IMATI, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Genoa, Italy
  • Softeco Sismat Srl, Genoa, Italy
  • Welfenlab, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Description of PhD thesis

The main purpose of this PhD is to develop an integrated framework for the human articulations functional analysis. Different criteria should be considered to create an efficient and accurate simulation model. In addition to the volumetric meshes generated from the anatomical models, the subject-specific joint kinematics and dynamics and the relevant mechanical properties of anatomical structures (non-linearity, viscoelasticity, etc.) have to be considered.

The thesis will include training periods at some sites of the European partners of this network.

Candidate Requirements

Applicants will ideally have a background in computer science / engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Electrical engineering. Strong knowledge in mechanics and physics, programming skills (C/C++), and communication skills are essential for the project. Previous knowledge of Finite Element Modeling (FEM) and VTK/ITK libraries is an asset. Satisfactory levels in geometry and statistics is needed. Good English written and spoken is mandatory.

Criteria on nationality, age and qualification apply. The candidate must preferably be citizen of the European Union.

Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Application Procedure

Applications must be sent to the following e-mail address: (Contact person: Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann). Please make sure to mark in the “Subject” field of your email in capital letters “ESR1 APPLICATION”.
For application please supply:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publications
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Please add the scan of an identity document.
Details about the project can be found on the MultiscaleHuman webpage.

Note, application deadline to the PhD Position in Computer Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland is 15 January, 2012.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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