PhD Position Multiscale Modelling of Thrombus – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate to join our recently started Horizon Europe GEMINI project (). This project aims to deliver validated multi-organ and multi-scale computational models for treatment decision support and improved fundamental understanding of acute strokes, both ischaemic and haemorrhagic. We aim to demonstrate the added benefit of these computational models in personalised disease management.

About the Project

We are looking for a motivated researcher- with an engineering background- who will be working on the intersection of biomechanics, computational modelling, and personalised medicene. The candidate will contribute to our innovative projects as part of a leading international consortium (GEMINI). As a key member of our collaborative network, the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to engage closely with renowned experts and professionals from diverse backgrounds. The candidate will be taking the lead in various projects relevant to the GEMINI with a main focus on multiscale thrombus modelling.

About the Research Group

You will work in the CardioVascular Biomechanics Group (), a research group within the BioMechanical Engineering Department, under the supervision of Dr. Behrooz Fereidoonnezhad (). Our research activities mainly focus on better understanding the structure and biomechanical functioning of the cardiovascular system and its components in health and disease, aiming to improve prevention, diagnosis, and prognosis.


The potential candidates are expected to:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience in (multiscale) mechanical modelling of soft tissues.
  • Hold or about to obtain an MSc degree from a technical program such as (bio)mechanical engineering, material engineering, or similar fields.
  • Have experience with Finite Element analysis.
  • Be creative, a team player and eager to take initiative.
  • Have good communication skills, and be fluent in both written and spoken English. Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the .

Please highlight your specific skills for this position explicitly in your motivation letter. Motivation letters that do not address any of these requirements will not be considered.

If you are passionate about advancing the field of thrombus modeling and digital twin technology and contributing to the future of personalized treatment strategies, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your application, including a CV and cover letter, via the provided application portal.

Conditions of employment

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

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