PhD Positions: Computational Modeling of Flow and Particles in the Liver 2021 (Full-Time)

Application is currently ongoing for the position of PhD researcher in the topic, Computational Modeling of Flow and Particles in the Liver, University of Twente (UT), Netherlands 2021.

Computational modeling has evolved as a useful tool that can help in understanding the optimal distribution of microspheres, among other aspects. In this project, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) UT will develop a particle transport model within the lattice Boltzmann framework Musubi to study the optimal microsphere distribution using simulations on high-performance supercomputers. The PhD candidate will actively collaborate with two other PhD students in this project involved in experimental and clinical aspects. Collaboration and exchange with hospitals like the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Multi-Modality Medical Imaging group, and the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente will form a regular part of the activities of the PhD candidate.

Duration: 4 years

Successful candidates will be positioned in the Engineering Fluid Dynamics group of the University of Twente, and they will be a part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team. They will perform the following task:

  • Development and validation of the computational and mathematical model
  • Carry out simulations to study the distribution of microspheres in the liver vasculature
  • Analyze scientific data
  • Collaborate with other scientists in the project consortium
  • Participate in national and international conferences and workshops and visiting industrial companies, research institutes, and universities worldwide
  • Publish papers in scientific journals and participation in an international meeting
  • Also, engage in teaching and research practices.

The University of Twente offers

  • A starting salary of € 2.395 gross per month
  • A stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research facilities.
  • An annual holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, and an annual year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • A solid pension scheme.
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Job Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • hold a master’s degree in physics or mechanical engineering with a strong background in fluid dynamics.
  • have experience in programming and preferably high-performance computing.
  • envision themselves working in an interdisciplinary and international are excited by the idea of impacting patient’s lives using engineering.
  • are fluent in both written and spoken English.
Application Process

Interested applicants should include the following documents in their application

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Motivation letter,
  • Bachelor and master transcripts,
  • Name and contact of 2-3 referees,
  • These or reports (if available).
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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