Post Doctoral Positions in Computational Cardiac Fluid Dynamics

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Post doctoral positions (fully funded) available at Univ of California, Irvine and the University of Minnesota in cardiovascular fluid dynamics: The Department of Biomedical Engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for three postdoctoral scholar positions in the areas of (1) Cardiovascular Mechanics, (2) Heart Valve Engineering, and (3) Cardiac MRI Imaging. We seek qualified candidates with a strong background in computational modeling either in fluid or solid mechanics, strong programming background with application in MRI and/or experimental expertise with heart valves. The positions require a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, aeronautics, mathematics or related field. The successful candidates will be involved in any of the following research topics: (1) development of cardiac imaging algorithm, (2) Multiscale Modeling of Congenital Heart Disease, or (3) Development of percutaneous heart valve technology. The initial appointment will be full-time, for a 12 month period. Salary will be based on level of experience. Renewal of the appointment will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and names/contact information of at least two references to: Arash Kheradvar, M.D., Ph.D. Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technologies Department of Biomedical Engineering 2408 Engineering Hall University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-2730 Email: The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory ( of the University of Minnesota has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate with expertise in the general area of computational fluid dynamics for cardiovascular applications. Qualified individuals are sought to work in modeling cardiovascular flows in patient specific anatomies for optimizing heart-valve prosthesis and other virtual surgery applications. Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: fluid structure interaction; immersed boundary methods; domain decomposition techniques; tissue biomechanics; geometry reconstruction from MRI data. Extensive experience with large-scale parallel computing is essential. A Ph.D. in civil, mechanical, biomedical engineering or other related engineering field is required. The position is initially for one year and renewable for additional years depending on performance and availability of funds. Interested candidates should contact Professor Fotis Sotiropoulos (