We (the Computational Science Laboratory) are looking for a PhD candidate and a Scientific Programmer to join our team. Please follow the provided links for further details.

PhD in blood flow simulations


What are you going to do?

Your main objective will be to develop, validate, and apply a new computational model to simulate the flow of red blood cells, platelets, and other components under specific disease and medical device related conditions. You will build on the Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Framework and develop your model within HemoCell to realize an efficient, high performance computational method that can provide answers to complex biological questions in the context of human vascular diseases, such as thrombosis, hemostasis. You will cooperate with external experimental groups throughout the process.

You will:

  • develop a new multiscale computational model within HemoCell, adding the molecular level, adding biochemistry, and adding platelet adhesion and aggregation, and apply it in the context of human vascular diseases;
  • complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration of four years;
  • collaborate with other researchers within our group and in external groups;
  • regularly present intermediate research results at international conferences and workshops, and publish them in proceedings and journals;
  • assist in relevant teaching activities.

Scientific Programmer Computational Biomedicine


What are you going to do?

The main focus will be on the development and maintenance of our software portfolio (for an example see our open-source cellular flow modelling toolkit Hemocell and to contribute to workflows in relation to in-silico stroke trials (see INSIST). You will work, together with PhD students and Postdocs, on new, specialized applications of our software, as well as on improving the performance of our software. These applications are often embedded in large international projects in cooperation with external partners in e.g. Sheffield, London, or Geneva. You will support our scientific team to realize efficient HPC simulation solutions with these codes.

This position can give grounds to fast professional development in parallel numerical techniques, simulation methods, and application of state-of-the-art computational solutions for large-scale systems, and High Performance Computing on Europe’s largest supercomputers.