Research Associate in Computational Modelling of In Utero Acoustics and Vibration

University College London - UCL Mechanical Engineering and UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

The post-holder will develop and validate computational models describing the propagation of acoustic waves from ex-vivo and in-vivo sources into the womb, and help quantify their effects on the developing foetus. Using anatomical scans, they will generate meshes suitable for finite element and boundary element computing. They will play an active role in the UCL Mechanical Engineering Ultrasonics group, which carries out research in areas spanning the biomedical and industrial application of ultrasound science, and the GIFT-Surg project (Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Therapy and Surgery). The post-holder will contribute to establishing the project milestones, and meeting the corresponding deadlines.

The post is funded for two years in the first instance.

It is essential prospective applicants have a Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science. In addition it is essential that candidates possess a PhD or equivalent industry experience in at least one of the follow subjects: Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or in a relevant area for the post you are applying for.

For this post it is essential candidates possess experience in computing programming using C/C++, Python and Matlab which may be tested prior to interview, experience with finite element methods, possess knowledge of boundary element methods, have a demonstrable record of publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and scientific meetings and candidates must be proficient in the use of applied mathematics.

UCL vacancy reference:1654322

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate in their applications how they meet the criteria in the person specification.

If you have any queries regarding the scientific content of the vacancy, please contact Dr Pierre G é lat ( For general application queries, please contact Ms Alexandra Ferrell (

Closing Date: 20 August 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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