Open invitation to participate in the DECODE program

Respected colleague, we invite you to join the program Decode
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
Drug-coated balloon simulation and optimization system for the improved treatment of peripheral artery disease


DECODE will focus on the training of young scientists on the use of drug-eluting
devices to combat the burden of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

DECODE will provide young researchers with excellent scientific, technological and complementary skills through a multidisciplinary training programme having as an outmost scientific aim the development, optimization, and assessment of a drug eluting balloon system for the improved treatment of PAD. A POSITION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHER (PhD) IN THE FIELD OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING IN SERBIA, KRAGUJEVAC, IS OPENING !
There are 3 programs available: ESR3, ESR7, ESR8.
The ESR3 will primarily be trained in experimental procedures related to drug release from Drug-coated balloons (DCB).
The ESR3 will gain expertise in:
1) The release kinetics of the drug to the vessel using experimental procedures aiming to retain majority amount of drug on balloon during tracking and program faster drug delivery within shorter exposure time,
2) Clinical procedures related to peripheral artery disease (PAD) and conduction of animal studies,
3) Computational modelling and software engineering.
The ESR7 will primarily be trained in numerical modelling of the balloon-arterial wall interaction during an angioplasty of a stenotic peripheral artery with DCBs.
The ESR7 will gain expertise in:
1) Delivering of in-silico clinical trial platform for peripheral stents testing in terms of safety,efficacy and long-term performance under realistic conditions found in peripheral arteries,
2) Development and validation of numerical modelling of the balloon-arterial wall interaction during an angioplasty of a stenotic peripheral artery with DCBs,
3) Algorithms for the balloon contact problem and drug stamping to vascular tissue, 4) Design and optimization of engineering structures, multi-scale modelling.
The ESR8 will primarily be trained in multiscale modelling for thrombosis/atherosclerotic plaque formation and progression.
The ESR8 will gain expertise in:
1) Development of multiscale model for thrombosis/atherosclerotic plaque formation and progression to mimic the real atherosclerosis disease conditions in the peripheral arterial system, 2) Biomechanics of the cardiovascular system,
3) Multi-scale modelling.

The program lasts 3 years and during that time students receive a salary of 2200 euros / month University of Kragujevac – UoK (https://en.kg.ac.rs/ ) will award the doctoral degree to: ESR 3,ESR7 and ESR8.
Application Applications must contain the following documents: - a personal (motivation) letter and curriculum vitae,
- a copy of degree certificates and associated certificates,
- a copy of degree projects and any previous publications,
- a proof of English language skills,
- two recommendation letters (or the names and email addresses of two references). For more information address to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30/06/2021 (positions will remain open until being filled)