Postdoctoral Position in Advanced Computing / Computational Biomathematics

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

A Postdoc position is available in advanced computing and computational biomathematics at CEMAT, the Center for Mathematics and its Applications, IST, Lisbon.

Deadline: 30 Apr 2010

The position is in the framework of the project “SIMCARD - Cardiovascular Imaging, Modeling and Simulation” UTAustin/CA/0047/2008, in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin. This position is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT. The successful candidate will interact with national and international collaborators, in particular at UT Austin, and will be part of an integrated team led by Prof. Adélia Sequeira.

Research will be focused on the computational modeling of cerebral aneurysm progression, in particular on the development of computational codes for realistic vascular wall biomechanics and fluid-solid interaction models.

Suitable candidates should hold a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or engineering, with a strong background in computational mechanics, biomechanical problems and numerical methods (e.g. finite elements). Excellent programming skills are required and experience in biomedical research is highly desired.

The position is initially available for one year with the possibility of extension to two or three years, pending availability of external funding. There are no teaching duties associated to this position.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send by email ( a CV, a statement of purpose describing relevant expertise and research interests, and three letters of recommendation (with contact information: e-mail addresses and telephone numbers).

The same email address may be used for further information.

To learn more about CEMAT, please see:

Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2010.