University of Mons
Mechatronics Research Engineer for Biomedical Applications
University of Mons
The University of Mons, abbreviated to “UMONS”, is a French-speaking university in the province of Hainaut, Belgium, near the French-Belgian border. It is approximately 50 kilometres from Brussels, the capital of Europe.
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Published: 6 months ago
Application deadline: Unspecified
Location: Mons, Belgium
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Mechatronics Research Engineer for Biomedical Applications

The University of Mons recruits

Within: Fluids-Machines Unit, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons
Whose direct hierarchical dependence is Grégory COUSSEMENT, Unit Head


A : Research engineer with or without the possibility of performing a PhD.

Brief description of the position:

Research and development engineer in mechatronics design for biomedical applications (with or without the possibility of carrying out a PhD thesis associated with the research).

Description of the activities and tasks:

As part of a biomedical project in a partnership between companies, hospitals and universities, a position as engineer in research and development in the field of mechatronic design, for an initial duration of 4 years, is opened within the Fluids-Machines Unit of UMONS.

The position involves the design and construction of an in vitro chamber automatically controlled to accurately reproduce pulsatile flows within primary and collateral vessels such as those present in the human aortic arch.

The tasks associated with this position are:

  • The design, the choice of equipment and the realization of an in vitro chamber of 3rd generation.
  • The conception of the automated control of this in vitro chamber to be compatible for the reproduction of the pulsatile flow conditions with models of complex three-dimensional geometries of aortic crosses and collateral arteries.
  • Through the developed in vitro chamber, the management and realization of experimental measurements in unsteady pulsatile flow conditions.
  • The development of a measurement and visualization method to quantify the properties of stents porosity to the pulsatile flow.
  • Collaboration with the hospital research centers for the analysis of the effects on the presence of thrombus in the flow.
  • For medical companies associated with the project, the evaluation of haemodynamic changes and the behaviour in flow damping and thrombus filtering.

Engineer with a Master’s degree in mechanics.

Desired complementary skills:

  • Control and automation system
  • Mechatronics

Type of work contract:

  • Fixed-term contract (4 years)
  • Full-time position 

Process for the submission of applications:

Applications including a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation must be sent to Grégory Coussement at the following addresses: candidatures@umons.ac.be and gregory.coussement@umons.ac.be, specifying as its subject "Mechatronics Research Engineer for Biomedical Applications - EMPEROR".

Recruitment procedure:

Candidates selected on the basis of their CV will be evaluated during an interview.

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