Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD Engineering

08 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

012515 UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Up to 31st January 2023( Ideally commencing September 20200 with possibility of further extension

Coarctation of the aorta is one of the most common congenital lesions with up to 6% of all live births with congenital disease. A preferred minimally invasive treatment of coarctation in young children and adults is stenting. Patients present with highly variable anatomy, but currently there is a lack of bespoke stenting options available for this procedure.

Here, we will generate a method for manufacturing patient-specific, bioresorbable stents. 3D models created using clinical images of the aortic coarctation from a patient will serve as a template for patient-specific 3D printed stent design. This process will allow rapid manufacturing of a specific-patient contoured device designed to maximise wall apposition and to improve patency at the coarctation site.

This project is in collaboration with Paediatric Cardiologists at Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin (formerly known as Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin) and Dr. Will Ronan, Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway, whose research focuses on computational biomechanics. It is funded by the National Children's Research Centre.

Project: Development of patient-specific bioresorbable paediatric 3D printed vascular stents for the treatment of aortic coarctation (funded by NCRC)

Informal Enquiries only to: Prof Eoin O’Cearbhaill,  

reference number 012515

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PD1 Salary: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum

PD2 Salary: €45,041 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27 July 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

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