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Research Associate in Computational Cardiovascular Science

Posted: 24th August 2017

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.
Research Associate in Computational Cardiovascular Science
Fixed-term until 30 September 2019, with possibility of extension for up to 3 additional years
Grade 7: £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.

We have an opening for a full time Grade 7 Research Associate to work within the Computational Cardiovascular Science Team for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 additional years. The project aims to develop computer models and perform high performance computing studies of the human heart to better understand the deadly inherited heart condition known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). The work involves close international, multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaborations involving world-experts in clinical and experimental cardiac electrophysiology.

As a researcher on this project, you will contribute to the development of personalised human anatomical models for HCM patients, based on multi-modality magnetic resonance imaging studies; and will conduct high performance computing studies using the personalised models, in order to investigate risk stratification and tailoring of pharmacological therapy in HCM.

You will hold a PhD (or be very close to completion) in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematical Biology, and will have experience of multiscale cardiac modelling, as well as C++ or equivalent general-purpose programming language(s). Experience of high performance computing and experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 22nd September. Interviews will be held on Monday 9th October.

The post, which is a full-time appointment funded by the British Heart Foundation, fixed-term until 30 September 2019 with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years, and has a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.). This includes membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and has an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

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