Insigneo Placement Programme welcomes new cohort

The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine is one of the largest research institutes in the world entirely focused on “in silico medicine” - the use of subject-specific computer models to predict quantities that are difficult or impossible to be measured directly, and that are useful to guide the clinical decision on diagnosis, severity of the diseases, and appropriateness of the treatment.

There is a small but growing jobs market in biomedical companies and in the broader “body industry” sector (all products that interact with the human body, such as sport apparels, law-enforcement vests, workplace ergonomics, vehicle safety, etc.) for engineers with good hands-on skills with in silico medicine technologies, which are used in the design and assessment of these products. The same profile is also requested by the many start-ups that emerged in the last five years in UK and abroad in the area of in silico medicine services. Last, but not least, large research hospitals in the NHS and other top-class healthcare providers in the world are starting to recruit engineers with this skill-set, as the first in silico medicine technologies enter the clinical practice. Currently, this represents a niche opportunity, as there are very few institutes like Insigneo in the world. We would expect this employment market to double in the next 5-10 years.

Insigneo Placement Programme 2016 cohort

Placement Programme

The Insigneo Student Placement Programme is a new initiative open to students in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering in their 2nd or 3rd year. Students will work for one day a week until the summer break followed by ten weeks during the holidays. This will give them a “taste” of what in silico Medicine is.

They will be trained to use one or more specific software tools required to fulfil data processing/modelling and assigned a particular task under the supervision of a Post-Doctoral Research Associate or a PhD student based in Insigneo. They will work to process the data necessary for Insigneo research projects.

For further information contact Lesley Statham at Insigneo

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