Thanks to financial support of the European Research Council (, 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

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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 ( Deadline for applications: 30th April 2017.