OncoEng PhD Studentship at UCL: Biomechanical Modelling of Metastasis Growth in the Spine

OncoEng is looking for its first PhD candidate, based at UCL!

The student will join the research groups of both Rebecca Shipley (computational modelling in medicine and biology; UCL Mechanical Engineering) and Simon Walker-Samuel (biophysics and imaging; UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging), collaborating closely with colleagues in UCL Mathematics (Nick Ovenden).

The project will use data from a range of experimental models (e.g. in vitro, in vivo) and characterisation techniques (e.g. imaging) to generate data which will inform model development and parameters. Working with the broader team, this will enable a parameterised and validated computational framework to predict how these tumours grow in the spine.

The project requires a candidate who is committed to, and excited by, multidisciplinary approaches to tackle medical problems. Due to the nature of the project, applicants are required to have a strong biomedical engineering background, including computation and biomechanics. Proficiency in programming (eg. Python, Matlab, C++) is also required.

For more information on the project, and how to apply follow this link