PhD student (f/m/d)

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
January 01, 2023
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Organizational unit

Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT)

Job description

Computational modeling of the heart using mathematical descriptions of the underlying biophysics can lead to better diagnosis and personalized therapeutic approaches. At KIT's Institute of Biomedical Engineering, we seek a PhD student to study the natural pacemaker of the heart – the sinus node. Multiscale electrophysiological models and simulation will be performed to elucidate physiological mechanisms in healthy conditions as well as those underlying diseases. The primary focus will be the prevention of sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients.

Simulations will be performed in openCARP, a e-research infrastructure funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) among others. The candidate will contribute to the further development of this research tool and engage in its user community.

Starting date

as soon as possible

Personal qualification

You are an open and ambitious team player happy to take responsibility and motivated to strive for creative, open and sustainable solutions? We provide a cooperative and communication-oriented environment in the Computational Cardiac Modeling group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

You completed a Master's degree in computer science, electrical engineering and information technology, applied mathematics, physics, or similar with above average grades and are motivated to pursue a doctorate?

You have experience in programming, care about your work and are motivated to work in a multidisciplinary team, have good communication skills as well as a good command of English?

In the best case, you have experience in some of the following areas: modeling & simulation of cardiac electrophysiology, cellular biology, python programming, C++ programming, software engineering, continuous integration, containerization, research data management, open science.


Salary category EG 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited for three years (might be extended)

Application up to

January 1, 2023

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Axel Loewe, phone +49 721 608-42790, email:


by email to with the following documents:

  • Cover letter (What's your motivation for doing a PhD and for this position? Maximum 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Certificates
  • Thesis/Theses
  • vacancy number: 2295/2022

    We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

    Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

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