ORGANISATION/COMPANYKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › Modelling toolsComputer science › ProgrammingEngineering › Biomedical engineeringMedical sciences › Medicine
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE11/03/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Karlsruhe
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK39.5
OFFER STARTING DATE15/05/2018
Computational modeling of the heart has evolved as a major research approach complementary to traditional wet-lab, animal, or clinical studies. Within the DFG-funded project SuLMaSS, we will advance our modeling framework for cardiac electrophysiology towards a sustainable research software in collaboration with the Steinbuch Computing Center and the Institute for Applied Materials at KIT, the KIT library and the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Heart Center Freiburg ∙ Bad Krozingen (UHZ).
Your tasks will include: needs analysis and requirements specification, software design, test-driven implementation, user documentation including production of video tutorials (in collaboration with the Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning (ZML) at KIT), engagement with the user community, coordination within the consortium.
Besides being part of this research software development effort, you will apply the software to answer clinically relevant questions in collaboration with our cardiologist partners at UHZ, Karlsruhe Hospital, and University Hospital Heidelberg.
The KIT mission combines the three strategic lines of activity of research, higher education, and innovation. With about 9,300 employees and 26,000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.
The position is available from May 15th, 2018 and is not permanent; salary follows the payment level TV-L 13 (100%, labor agreement for public service employees). The primary PhD supervisor will be Prof. Olaf Dössel.
KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.
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REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELComputer science: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
You completed a university degree (Diploma/Master) in computer science, electrical engineering and information technology, mathematics, physics, or similar with above average grades and are motivated to pursue a doctorate. You have experience in software engineering using third-party libraries. Moreover, you are motivated to work in a multidisciplinary team, have good communication skills, a high written eloquence in English, and at least a B2 level of German or are willing to learn German during your first year.
In the best case, you have experience in modeling of cardiac electrophysiology, software design, software management, test-driven development, GUI development, software profiling and optimization, CellML, CVODE, myokit, NW.js (node-webkit), PETSc (DMPlex and PetscDS), or Sphinx/reST.
EURAXESS offer ID: 274327