The University of Bern in close collaboration with the industrial and clinical partners, the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (sitem-insel) is inviting applications for a funded PhD position with the possibility to work at the forefront of biomedical engineering on cutting-edge cardiovascular technologies.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Current percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) catheters are highly sophisticated tools in the field of cardiovascular technologies.
- To develop a new catheter design and investigate on new production methods within the next three years. In a scientific approach and in close collaboration with the industrial partner.
- The candidate will conceptualize a catheter design with respect to given requirements; evaluate suitable manufacturing technologies and materials; perform in-silico experiments to support the design and manufacturing phase of the catheter; build physical prototypes; develop and utilize mock experiments to test the catheter’s features, structural integrity and performance.
- Applicant must hold a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or Microtechnology.
- A strong mechanical background will be preferred. You should be enthusiastic for conducting research on cardiovascular technologies and micro mechanical systems.
- Knowledge in plastic materials and manufacturing methods is an advantage.
- Interest in analytical and practical experimental work in close collaboration with engineers and physicians is a prerequisite.
- Applicant must be fluent in spoken and written English. German knowledge will be an advantage.
- Applicant must have an independent and self-motivated work style, good communication skills and strong team-working abilities.
- Application including cover letter, CV and certificates to be sent via e mail to Dr. Adrian Zurbuchen (University of Bern, Medical Faculty, sitem-insel, Schwarztorstrasse 56, 3007 Bern, email@example.com)
|Organization||University of Bern|
|Subject areas||Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Microtechnology|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|