Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Affirmative Action No.:: 21P084
First Consideration Date:: 03/08/2021
Department:: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $55,000
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available under the supervision of Dr. Zifeng Yang in conducting a research project recently funded by Premier Health –Neuroscience Institute to study hemodynamic factors affecting the growth of small cerebral aneurysms. The goal of the project is to investigate the significant hemodynamic factors associated with the growth and/or rupture of cerebral aneurysm using 3D CFD simulation on patient-specific aneurysm models. A database of patient-specific aneurysmal hemodynamic information will be established for statistical analysis purpose (approximately 80-100 aneurysms per year). 8 hemodynamic parameters will be evaluated for the significance with respect to the rupture and growth of CA, including time-averaged pressure, time-averaged WSS, local maximum WSS, local minimum WSS, low WSS area, time-averaged OSI, blood turnover time, and the number of flow vortices.
-PhD in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering physics or related discipline by start date. -Experience with studies of hemodynamics using CFD is required. Skills and familiarity with one or several commercial CFD softwares (Fluent, CFX, Craddle etc.) are required. -Further experience in working with cerebral aneurysms will be a plus. -Excellent communication skills include both oral and writing are required as this position is expected to work with a hospital team for obtaining patient-specific data. The willing postdoc will be trained on the fundamentals necessary to conduct their research responsibility.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
100%: Research focusing on 3D CFD simulation of the hemodynamics of the patient-specific models. Responsible for: a) reconstruction of the computational models based on patient-specific image data (DSA, CT, MRI etc.); b) development of the computational algorithms suitable for the hemodyanmics simulation; c) establishment of the database for the patient-specific aneurysmal hemodynamic information; d) carrying out analysis on the data including hemodynamic analysis and statistical analysis and publishing journal papers.
This is a grant funded position with continuation dependent on funding. Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply.
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