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The Chair of Theoretical Physics I of the Faculty of Physics and astronomy is looking for a

PhD student (m,f,x) for 3 years with 29,8725 hours per week (TV-L E13)

The Institute for Theoretical Physics I is looking for a PhD student (m,f,x) to work on the development of adaptive computational methods for cardiac electrophysiology. The project is part of the DFG-funded reasearch group "Structure-Preserving Numerical Methods for Bulk- and Interface-Coupling of Heterogeneous Models" (FOR 5409, www.snubic.io).

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application dateline:
22.08.2022

Your tasks:

  • Develop, implement and assess advanced and efficient methods for the mesh- and model-adaptive computation of the electrical excitation in cardiac tissue.

Your profile:

  • Master's degree in physics, applied mathematics or a related field
  • Experience with theoretical modeling in electrophysiology, plasma physics or similar
  • Background in numerical methods, preferably for PDEs
  • Very good programming skills in relevant languages (C++/ Python/ Julia) and experience with HPC (MPI/ OpenAcc)

Our offerings:

  • Possibilities of location-flexible work
  • Discounts on season tickets with local transportation companies, bicycle rental systems and bicycle purchases
  • a varied sports program with more than 80 sports and the university's own gym
  • a job in the middle of the lively Ruhr metropolitan region with its diverse cultural offerings
  • a workplace in the countryside with direct access to the botanical garden of the Ruhr University Bochum

Additional information:

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Herr Dr. Jürgen Dreher, Phone: +49234 32 23765

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 840 until 22/08/2022, send by e-mail to the following address: juergen.dreher@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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