We have the great honor to collaborate with Dr. Joost Lumens (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Maastricht University) on his 2018 ERA-CVD project EMPATHY (“Electromechanical Presages of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young: integrating imaging, modelling and genetics for patient stratification”). For this project we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to join our multidisciplinary and translational research team, who is eager to be challenged and passionate to use computational modeling to solve the complex puzzle of sudden cardiac death in the young. In particular, the PhD student will develop and validate a fully coupled, multi-scale computational model of cardiac electro-mechanics. This model will link the dynamics of cellular electrophysiology with cardiac mechanics and circulatory hemodynamics. This unique tool will then be used to study electro-mechanical coupling across scales (i.e. cell, tissue, organ and circulation) during exercise in the normal and the diseased heart.
More information about the project and how to apply can be found on Academic Transfer.