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  • Research Associate: computational methods for surgical simulation

    We have an opening for a post-doctoral research associate in computational methods for surgical simulation. This post offers an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Centre for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB, within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

    CISTIB is working at the interface between different areas of computational modelling and imaging: surgical simulation, image-based computational physiology, personalised virtual interventions, medical image analysis, statistical shape analysis, and machine learning. The Centre hosts academic members from the University of Sheffield as well as Research Fellows, Research Associates, PhD Students and Scientific Software Developers, forming a cross-disciplinary team with affiliation in the Mechanical Engineering and Electronic & Electrical Engineering Departments. For further information, please

    The Centre has recently been awarded EPSRC funding to develop computational tools for simulating soft tissues in the context of surgical simulation and other time-critical biomedical applications. Here, the essential challenge is to ameliorate the high computational burden that usually accompanies reliable and accurate simulation tools, and which limits their clinical utility. In this project and post, we seek to meet this challenge by developing innovative new computational algorithms, and high-performance software implementations that leverage modern architectures like GPUs. The successful candidate will therefore have solid expertise in, and research experience of, computational methods like FEM, and excellent scientific programming skills. Experience of more advanced methods like smoothed FEM, isogeometric analysis, eXtended FEM, meshless methods, etc. will also be highly valued, as will be high-performance computing expertise.

    As a member of the CISTIB team you will be responsible for planning, developing and pursuing research objectives that underpin CISTIB’s research programme in computational modelling and imaging, with a particular emphasis on activities in the S4: Smoothed Solvers for Soft Tissue Simulation project. You will have a PhD in a relevant area of Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or a related discipline (or equivalent experience). You will have expertise with sufficient breadth / depth of specialist knowledge of the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. In addition you will have a demonstrable record of publications in relevant areas in peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or conference proceedings.

    For further details, and to apply, go to: