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May 15th, 2017. We currently have one open PostDoc position in project A7 and one open doctoral researcher position in project B7.

Current job advertisement

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 »Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics« at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology announces one position of a

Doctoral researcher

in the the research field Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations related to wave phenomena starting as soon as possible.

The CRC is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its goal is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics. See http://www.waves.kit.edu for a list of participating scientists and project descriptions.

Job description

We seek a PhD candidate for CRC 1173 »Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics« for project B7 »Dynamics of electro-cardiac depolarization waves«. In this project the spread of depolarization waves in the heart is investigated both from a mathematical point of view and from a biomedical engineering / cardiology point of view. Our goal is to develop, numerically realize and mathematically analyse a fully coupled model for the cardiac electromechanical system and to describe the dynamics of the main types of depolarization waves.

The PhD student will work on her/his research project. As a member of the integrated Research Training Group (iRTG) she/he benefits from a variety of qualification programs including for example advanced and tailor-made courses on the topics of the CRC. The PhD student will attend conferences, workshops and summer schools. Teaching possibilities can be offered, too.

For further information take a look at http://www.waves.kit.edu.

Required qualification

Candidates hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics / Physics / Engineering and have a strong background in numerical methods for differential equations and basic knowledge in biomedical engineering and computational modelling. They are open minded, active and have a good command of English language.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13. Contract duration is limited to three years and might be extended.

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.


Applications (one pdf document) should be submitted until June 5th, 2017 by email to office∂waves.kit.edu. Questions can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Olaf Dössel (olaf.doessel∂kit.edu) or to Prof. Dr. Christian Wieners (christian.wieners∂kit.edu).

Here you can download a PDF version of this advertisement.