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Chair in Bioengineering, Computational Modelling

King’s College London is seeking applicants for a new Chair in Bioengineering, Computational Modelling.  The incumbent will combine conducting research on computational and multi-physics modeling in applications, such as the cardiovascular system, cancer and neurosciences, with a requirement to lead the development and growth of a new research group within the department. These interests should be able to link with the translational research within the department focused on clinical applications of computational models and where relevant personalized medicine. The appointee will have a research track record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Biological fluid and solid mechanics
  • Parameter estimation and data driven approaches
  • High performance computing and numerical methods for multi-scale and/or multi-physics models of physiological systems

The Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary Division dedicated to the development, clinical translation, and clinical application of medical imaging technologies, including PET, SPECT, MR, CT and other imaging modalities. The Division consists of four academic departments: Cardiovascular Imaging, Cancer Imaging, Chemistry/Biology and Biomedical Engineering. The Divisional staff and students comprise physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, mathematicians and clinicians working together in a highly cross-disciplinary way. The Division is highly pro-active in developing collaborations with other Departments and Divisions, both in basic sciences and clinical sciences, to widen the utility of imaging for maximum patient benefit and innovation. This has lead to a strong focus on application in cardiovascular disease, cancer, neuroscience and immunology.

The main objective of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to pursue high quality, multidisciplinary research internationally. There is a close and vital relationship in our work between problem solving in clinical and biomedical application areas and methodological research in biomedical engineering technologies and information processing.  Specialist areas in the department will focus on:

  • Multi-scale and Multi-physics Computational modelling
  • Systems biology, simulation of cell signalling and regulation
  • High performance computation and visualisation for biomedical applications
  • Bioinstrumentation and device development
  • Numerical Analysis and parameter estimation
  • MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, PET and SPECT Image Acquisition, Reconstruction and Processing

The applicant is expected to be an international research leader with an outstanding publication record and history of interdisciplinary collaboration. The post holder will play a key role in the program of computational modeling within the department and the newly formed £12M Medical Engineering Centre (MEC). The MEC and a number of other recent research council and industry funded initiatives provides funding for research-based posts to augment the research interests of the successful applicant. The appointee will also have an opportunity to contribute to and take part in several pan-European and international collaborations including the Virtual Physiological Human and Physiome Initiatives.

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King’s College London