Development and testing of stochastic simulation methods in patient-specific modeling

Scientific Context

Inria team MIMESIS associated to the iCube laboratory at the University of Strasbourg invites applications for the full-time position of a research engineer. The successful candidate will work in a close collaboration with other team members focusing on the exciting topic combining the state-of-the-art biomechanical modeling techniques with the stochastic estimation of parameters. The project will be conducted in the context of computer-aided surgical navigation employing physics-based models to facilitate the guidance directly during the operation. For example, the augmented-reality techniques employing a patient-specific biomechanical model reconstructed from preoperative data are currently experimented to navigate the surgeon in order to accelerate and improve the localization of the target region containing the tumor.

We are seeking candidates with excellent programming skills, capable of integrating new functionalities in a large simulation framework implemented in C++ and Python. Beside the development of novel methods of stochastic simulations, the successful candidate will be also directly involved in the acquisition and processing of medical data in collaboration with our clinical partners. Therefore,  a previous experience with medical image processing (such as segmentation, registration and tracking) is an asset. The 1-year position is aimed to start early 2018, within the MIMESIS team, in the context of project IdEx (Initiative d’Excellence).


  • Master in applied computer science or applied mathematics is required.
  • Excellent expertise in C++ and Python.
  • Capability of understanding scientific papers and implementing algorithms from the literature.
  • Readiness for helping with acquisition and processing of medical images.
  • Collaborative skills, initiative, ability to accomplish tasks, practical skills, and ability to actively contribute to existing projects in collaboration with colleagues.


The position is open immediately until filled, with applications being reviewed on an ongoing basis. Candidates should send electronically a statement of motivation, their curriculum vitae with a publication list and URLs to two selected publications available online. The compiled material should be sent in PDF format to

About INRIA - Strasbourg

Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes scientific excellence for technology transfer and society. At Inria, graduates from the world’s top universities rise to the challenges of digital sciences. Research at Inria is organised in project teams which bring together researchers with complementary skills to focus on specific scientific projects. With this open, agile model, Inria is able to explore original approaches with its partners in industry and academia and provide an efficient response to the multidisciplinary and application challenges of the digital transformation.  

The MIMESIS team, located on the hospital campus in the heart of Strasbourg, is dedicated to numerical simulation in medicine. Over the past 4 years, the MIMESIS team has developed new approaches supporting advanced simulations in the context of simulation for training. The best example of our success in this area is certainly the work done in collaboration with the HelpMeSee foundation, leading to the creation of the start-up InSimo. The team focuses on the use of real-time simulation for per-operative guidance. The underlying objectives include patient-specific biophysical modeling, dedicated numerical techniques for real-time computation, dynamic topological representations, data assimilation and image-driven simulation. The MIMESIS team works in close relationship with IHU Strasbourg, a new institute developing clinical technologies at the intersection of the fields of laparoscopy, interventional flexible endoscopy and interventional radiology. More information, on our website

Selected Papers


Igor Peterlik

Igor Peterlik

Research Scientist