26/01/2018

PhD student: Sustainable Lifecycle Management for Scientific Software: Software Development and Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceModelling tools
    Computer scienceProgramming
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    Medical sciencesMedicine
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    11/03/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Karlsruhe
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/05/2018

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.

Additional comments

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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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Germany
Karlsruhe
76131
Kaiserstr. 12

EURAXESS offer ID: 274327