Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Computational/Experimental Remodeling of Heart Valves

April 25, 2021

This vacancy is posted as part of RegMedXB, which stands for “Regenerative Medicine Crossing Borders”. RegMedXB is a virtual institute composed of universities, health foundations, governments and private companies in the Netherlands and Belgium. The partners work together to tackle some of the greatest challenges in regenerative medicine, while building a community of researchers and companies to realize health and economic benefits. The RegMedXB Cardiac Moonshot program aims at developing innovative strategies to regenerate the tissues of the heart, including the myocardium, heart valves and blood vessels.

Job Description:

The current project concentrates on preserving and regenerating heart valve function under non-physiological loading conditions. For this you will investigate the structural and biological remodeling of heart valves using a combination of experimental and computational research.

The experimental research will focus on establishing an ex vivo platform to investigate the remodeling and functionality of heart valves under various hemodynamic conditions.
The computational part focuses on simulating valve remodeling, with the aim of understanding and predicting experimental outcomes, and extrapolating findings to relevant in vivo situations.If you are fascinated by the engineering aspects of regenerative medicine and eager to develop innovate models and strategies that will advance cardiovascular regeneration, we invite you to join us in this challenge. You will collaborate intensively with our partners in the RegMed-XB Cardiac Moonshot consortium, in particular with the University Medical Centers in Leiden and Utrecht on ex vivo tissue remodeling, and with other TU/e groups on computational modeling and tissue engineering.

Job Requirements:

  • A PhD degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, regenerative medicine,
    or a comparable domain
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by relevant publications in the area of research
  • Background in mechanobiology and affinity with medical applications
  • Profound knowledge of and experience with computational biomechanics
  • Experience with tissue culture and tissue characterization
  • Be a team player and able to contribute to and initiate cross-disciplinary collaborations
  • Excellent mastering of the English language, good written and oral communication skills. Note that there is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Result-driven and proactive attitude

    Conditions of Employment
  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for 2 years, starting with a one-year contract.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for research and valorization,  professional development courses for PhD students, and didactical courses of the TEACH training program.
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and Application

Information about the RegMedXB program can be found on: www.regmedxb.com

Information about the Biomedical Engineering department can be found at: https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/biomedical-engineering/

Information about the Soft Tissue Engineering & Mechanobiology group can be found on: www.tue.nl/STEM

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact:

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Sascha Sanchez, HR advisor, s.j.m.g.sanchez.van.oort@tue.nl or HRServices.Gemini@tue.nl

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply now button on the position website
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of
    three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.

    We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled. We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way. Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each.
    If necessary please combine files.

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