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Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) RAINBOW announces 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for outstanding candidates

Candidates will be working as part of the Rapid Biomechanics Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MSCA European Training Network, awarded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The network consists of 5 universities, 1 hospital, 8 industrial partners, located in Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, England, France and Germany. The purpose of the network is to educate a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) through common dedicated training activities and research stays. The RAINBOW research objective is to realize the full potential of computational medicine and ICT to arrive at patient-specific simulation models that are rapidly set for a particular patient, are easy-to-use by clinical experts and do not require assistance from a technical team. Candidates will be exposed to clinical practice and get close to patients and clinical experts while working both with theory and creating software, design tools, to be used by clinical experts.

Open positions:

ESR1 Hip Growth Simulator (University of Copenhagen, DK)
Apply via this full job add link for ESR1 position.

ESR2 Hip Growth Simulator (Hvidovre Hospital, DK)
Application deadline has expired for ESR2 position.

ESR3 Dynamic Jaw Simulator (3Shape, DK)
Application deadline has expired for ESR3 position.  

ESR4 Real-Time Physically-based Registration of Pre- and Intra Operative Medical Images (University of Copenhagen, DK).
Apply via this full job add link for ESR4 position.

The Spinal Muscle Simulator (Aalborg University, DK)
Apply via this full job add link for ESR5 position.

ESR6 Breast Modelling and Simulation for Better Cancer Treatment (University of Luxembourg, LU).
Apply via this full job add link for ESR6 position.

Spine Inverse Modelling for Scoliosis Brace Design (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ES).
Application deadline har expired for ESR7 position.

Biological membrane cutting and tearing simulation within clinical time scales with application to cataract surgery (University of Luxembourg, LU)
Apply via this full job add link for ESR8 position.

Interactive Optimization-based Design of Cardiovascular Devices (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ES).
Application deadline has expired for ESR9 position.  

Optimization-Based Fusion of Surgical Planning Data for Intraoperative Navigation (GMV, ES).
Application deadline has expired for ESR10 position.

Surgical Planning through hands-on medical image editing (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ES).
Application deadline has expired for ESR11 position.

Goal-oriented Error Controlled Super and Sub-geometric Finite and Boundary Element Methods for Patient-Specific Simulation of cutting (Synopsys – Simpleware Product Group, UK). Job add link to be announced for ESR12 position

Identifying Patient Specific Material Models and Parameters using Adjoint-based Inverse Modelling approaches: Model selection and parameter identification on phantom gels (University of Luxembourg, LU).
Apply via this full job add link for ESR13 position.

Meta Modelling for Soft Tissue Contact and Cutting Simulation (Cardiff University, UK). Job add link to be announced for ESR14 position

Baysian Geometrical Uncertainty Quantification for Soft Tissue Biomechanics Simulations (Synopsys – Simpleware Product Group, UK).
Job add link to be announced for job add link for ESR15 position.

The starting date is 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereamfter. The appointment is for a period of 36 months and is expected to lead to a PhD dissertation.

Details on each position and submission of application via the hosting institution’s specific job add. Individual job adds available via the ‘apply here’ links above

 The scholarships requires a Master's degree in computer science or a field providing equivalent qualifications, at the time of taking up the position.


The ESRs will be employed with normal social security coverage by the host in stitutions and will have all benefits provided for in the MSCA-ITN early career fellowship regulations, including a competitive remuneration, living allowances and mobility expenses. Exact salary will be calculated per country and will contemplate living and mobility allowances. Successful applicants will be enrolled for doctoral study in the Doctorate program in their host institution or associated University and will aim to present their PhD dissertation at the end of the project. They will receive scientific skills in biomechanics simulation and computational medicine and specialized courses and transferable skills. S/he will be supervised by a main supervisor and a co-supervisor. Also, all the ESRs will participate in short term stays in collaborative organisations and industries within the network (secondments).

Mobility rule and eligibility criteria

Since the scholarship is part of the MSCA European Training Network programme the candidate must - at the date of recruitment – be an “Early Stage Researcher” (i.e. in the first 4 years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree) and cannot have resided in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764644.

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