Thanks to financial support of the European Research Council (http://erc.europa.eu/consolidator-grants), whose mission is “to support the best of the best in Europe across all fields of science, scholarship and engineering”, the Center for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering at Mines Saint-Etienne (France) invites applications to 2 positions at the PhD student level for the following topics:

PhD thesis 1: Multiscale Characterization of Proteolytic Remodeling and of its Biomechanical Effects in the Aortic Wall

PhD thesis 2: Finite-Element Modeling and Patient-Specific Prediction of Aneurysm Growth and Rupture in the Ascending Thoracic Aorta

You can download the complete offers at the following link: http://www.mines-stetienne.fr/person...oral-positions

Situated in the dynamic Rhône-Alpes region (Lyon) in the heart of the European Union, Mines-Saint-Etienne is one of the oldest and most prestigious Grandes Ecoles, and has, since 1816, lived up to its motto “innovante par tradition - inspiring innovation“. Working in a culturally and scientifically most stimulating atmosphere, the successful candidates will earn internationally competitive salaries. If you are interested and want to apply, send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing previous research experience and interests, the names and contact information of two references. Please, submit via email with “ERC Biolochanics D2/3” on the subject line to Prof Stéphane AVRIL, PhD (avril@emse.fr). Deadline for applications: 30th April 2017.