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UCL Mechanical Engineering is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher for 24 months to work on the BHF New Horizons Project VIRTUOSO, a multidisciplinary project aiming to develop engineering tools for precision vascular surgery.
VIRTUOSO brings together experts in engineering and imaging (CFD, imaging, mathematical modelling, medical devices, experimental fluid mechanics) and clinicians from leading hospitals (Royal Free and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals) with the vision to deliver an exciting and forward looking programme of work that will transform precision vascular surgery. This entails using state-of-the-art CFD, machine learning, physical prototypes and phantoms in order to provide the ‘right treatment for the right patient, at the right time’ for thousands of Aortic Dissection patients in the UK and worldwide.
At UCL Mechanical Engineering we conduct world-leading research into a wide range of applications, underpinning healthcare and future manufacturing technologies, plastic waste, green energy and novel sustainable fuels, to name but a few. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) over 90% of the department’s research was judged “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.
The research in this post will be based in the UCL’s Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). WEISS at UCL brings together a wide team of engineering and clinical experts working to develop new surgical technologies. These advances are going to create intuitive and highly personalised surgical platforms that enable more precise, less invasive procedures. Greater precision also means more patients will be viable for complicated but life-altering surgery and those treated will benefit from safer, more localised treatments and a shorter recovery time in hospital.
This role is available for 24 months in the first instance.