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POST_DOC Position “A digital framework for the cutting of soft tissues. A first step towards virtual surgery” @ University of Brescia (Italy)

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The Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics (DICATAM) of the University of Brescia (UNIBS) is offering a post-doc position within the 2-years reasearch project PRIN PNRR 2022 “A digital framework for the cutting of soft tissues. A first step towards virtual surgery” focused on analytical and computational methods for the modelling of brain tissues.

The Departments invites expressions of interest from qualified PhDs in the fields of Solids and Structural Mechanics or Mathematical Physics  in view of the forthcoming opening of a 1-year Post-Doc position aimed at the development of the scheduled activities  in the field of multi-scale techniques based on homogenization schemes in order to accurately describe the  behaviour of  biological tissues. The research unit is coordinated in Brescia by Dr. Francesca Fantoni, in collaboration with Prof. Angelo Carini (UNIBS) and Prof. Andrea Bacigalupo (UNIGE).

Candidate’s profile

The Department is mainly interested in collecting initial expressions of interest from PhDs with a documented scientific experience in the study and development of physical-mathematical models governing the mechanics of biological tissues, with specific emphasis on multi-field and multi-scale methods based on homogenization techniques to model  the behavior of brain tissues.   

The Department is open to consider candidates with research interests in closely related topics yet in the fields of Applied Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, Material Engineering.

The ideal candidate should have a significant record of accomplishments in research, with publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, as well as demonstrated capabilities in carrying out research tasks with independence and initiative. An excellent command of English (both oral and written) is required.

Job qualification

The successful candidate is expected to play an active role in developing the tasks and the objectives of the research project, under the supervision of Dr. Francesca Fantoni and the other member of the Research Group.  Availability to collaborate with researchers based in Departments of other Universities and associated with the project is required. Enthusiasm, decision making, problem solving and team working attitudes are welcome skills.  The 1-year extension of the position is possible pending demonstrated achievements.

After the closure of the present call for expressions of interest, the Department will issue a formal Call for Applications, as required by the Italian laws for academic employment. The call is expected to be opened in the first months of 2024.

 How to express your interest: 

Interested candidates with the PhD are invited to send an email to  Dr. Francesca Fantoni (  with subject line “Call for a Postdoc position”, including their CV with the following information:

•          complete personal details and contact information (email, phone, skype id)

•          education, qualifications and research experience

•          complete list of publications.

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