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Position: PhD student position (f/m/d) - "Thermodynamic Modeling and Analysis of Phase Transitions&#034
Institution: Weierstrass-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik
Location: Berlin, Germany
Duties: The project aims at developing a mathematical model framework for biological ion channels, which control a large fraction of biological processes. Goal is a model-based interpretation of current-voltage relations of calcium ion channels on the basis of partial differential equations. The research plan covers (i) mathematical modeling using continuum non-equilibrium thermodynamics (ii) numerical implementations (iii) inverse problems and (iv) validation studies
Requirements: We are looking for candidates with a master’s degree and a strong background in applied mathematics, bio-mathematics, theoretical (bio) physics or electrical engineering. Prior knowledge in continuum mechanics, asymptotic analysis, or numerical methods for partial differential equations are beneficial
   
Text: Weierstrass-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik Leibniz-Institut im Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB comprises seven non-university research institutes in Berlin which are funded by the federal and state governments. The research institutes are members of the Leibniz Association. WIAS invites applications for a PhD student position (f/m/d) (Ref. 21/26) in the Research Group “Thermodynamic Modeling and Analysis of Phase Transitions” (Head: Prof. Dr. B. Wagner) starting at April 1st, 2022. The position is tied to the MATH+ Cluster of excellence project AA1-14: Development of an Ion-Channel Model-Framework for in- vitro assisted interpretation of current voltage relations The project aims at developing a mathematical model framework for biological ion channels, which control a large fraction of biological processes. Goal is a model-based interpretation of of current-voltage relations of calcium ion channels on the basis of partial differential equations. The research plan covers (i) mathematical modeling using continuum non-equilibrium thermodynamics (ii) numerical implementations (iii) inverse problems and (iv) validation studies. We are looking for candidates with a master’s degree and a strong background in applied mathematics, bio-mathematics, theoretical (bio) physics or electrical engineering. Prior knowledge in continuum mechanics, asymptotic analysis, or numerical methods for partial differential equations are beneficial. Please direct scientific queries to Dr. M. Landstorfer (landstor@wias-berlin.de). The appointment is for 36 months until 31.03.2025. The reduced work schedule is 29,25 hours per week, and the salary is according to the German TVöD scale. The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for the offered position. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference. Please upload complete application documents including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates as soon as possible and no later than 31.12.2021 via our online job-application facility using the button “Apply online”. We are looking forward to your application!
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