Research Associate in Computational Cardiovascular Science

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science

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 12.00 noon on Friday 22 September 2017. Interviews will be held on Monday 9 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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