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PhD student in Biomedical Computing

Simula Research Laboratory AS

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Simula Research Laboratory AS is a publicly owned research institute located outside Oslo, Norway. It is a multi-cultural organization, employing about 150 individuals from 30 countries. Simula is conducting ICT research in the fields of communication technology, scientific computing and software engineering. Simula's main objective is to generate new understanding and create vital knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value for society. This is achieved through high quality research, education of graduate students, industry collaboration, technology transfer and commercialisation.

PhD student in Biomedical Computing

Project Description
The Simulation-based Optimisation with Dynamic Domains (OptCutCell) project is a three year project funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the FRINATEK program. The project is hosted by the Biomedical Computing Department at Simula Research Laboratory. The OptCutCell project aims to develop mathematical methods and generic, high-level software to solve optimisation problems governed by partial differential equations with dynamic domains, and to apply these methods to a set of research questions stemming from biomedicine and renewable energy. For more details on the OptCutCell project see https://www.simula.no/research/projects/simulation-based-optimisation-dynamic-domains-optcutcell.

The Biomedical Computing department (BioComp) is driven by medical challenges in researching new simulation technology. Our research is strongly multi-disciplinary, with teams of experts in physical modelling, mathematics, numerical methods, scientific software development, bioengineering, medical research, and clinical treatment. The department is a driving force behind the development of FEniCS project, a collaborative project for the development of innovative concepts and tools for automated scientific computing, with a particular focus on automated solution of differential equations by finite element methods.

Responsibilities
We are seeking a 3 year full time PhD student at Simula Research Laboratory to work on PDE-constrained optimisation with dynamic domains using the finite element methods. The work will be performed in the context of the FEniCS Project (fenicsproject.org) and dolfin-adjoint (dolfin-adjoint.org), winner of the 2015 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. The successful candidate will work on numerical methods for solving PDEs on multiple meshes, computing sensitivities using automatic differentiation, and implementing these methods with a focus on a high degree of automation and high performance. These techniques will then be applied to optimise the design of blood flow stents and tidal stream turbines in collaboration with academic and industrial partners

Your Profile
Interested applicants should:

Hold a master's degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Scientific Computing, or related fields.
Have demonstrated knowledge of partial differential equations and the finite element method.
Have solid programming skills and experience writing non-trivial programs in Python.
Demonstrate an excellent level of spoken and written English.
Possess good interpersonal skills and show willingness to work as part of an international team.

Simula Offers
A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
Offices 15 minutes drive or boat trip from the centre of Oslo.
An informal and inclusive international working environment.
Professional courses and workshops led by international experts on topics such as Communication of Scientific Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Writing Effective Research Proposals.
A competitive salary.

Simula strives to achieve a good balance between male and female employees, and women are particularly encouraged to apply

Application Requirements
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following:

Curriculum vitae (summarizing education, positions, and academic or industrial work - cientific publications and software development experience).
Cover letter explaining the candidate¿s background, qualifications and research interests.
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Note that all attachments MUST be submitted in PDF format. To avoid misplacement, please make sure to include your first and last name in the filenames of all documents that you send us.

The application deadline is as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2016. The starting date is April 1st 2016 or later if convenient. We are interested in how you first came to learn about this position - please let us know in your cover letter.

Contact
For more information, please contact Dr. Simon W. Funke (simon@simula.no, +47 406 255 86).

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