The Department of Biomedical Engineering at MCW is accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to contribute to the research objectives of an extramurally funded project. The successful applicant will investigate the contribution of local hemodynamic disturbances from aortic coarctation to chronic vascular remodeling. This work will involve experimental models of disease, processing of medical image data, creation of idealized and subject-specific computational models, and implementation of a computational growth and remodeling framework.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Material testing of tissue from an experimental model of aortic coarctation.
2. Process medical imaging data and construct subject-specific computational models
3. Perform fluid structure interaction simulations using results from imaging data and material testing.
4. Implement a theoretical growth and remodeling framework to mimic empirical and computational results.
5. Submit one or more grant proposals to a postdoctoral award program, such as those offered by the American Heart Association, National Science Foundation or National Institutes of Health, in order to foster professional independence as well as facilitate the growth and additional support for related projects.
6. Participate in professional development opportunities that present.
7. Support the dissemination of knowledge acquired through publications and conference presentations.
8. Work closely with collaborators as needed to support project objectives.
9. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute to the mentoring and professional growth of undergraduate, MS and PhD students within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
2. Support related funding proposals by working closely with the PI and collaborators.
Education/Training and Certification, Licensure, Registration Requirements
Requires a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
Two or more years of related experience and a track-record of research dissemination through peer-reviewed journal publications.
Functional and Technical Competencies
• Experience with material characterization
• Computer aided design experience
• Experience working with imaging data
• Experience with computational modeling software
• Computer programming experience
• Strong sense of initiative and ability to complete tasks requiring independent judgment as well as function successfully in an environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration
• Demonstrate excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Proficiency with computer aided design and computational modeling software packages (e.g.; SolidWorks, Ansys, Abaqus, Fluent, etc)
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