26 Nov 2021

PhD student position on developing a mathematical model framework for biological ion channels at WIAS, Berlin, Germany

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 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).

See here for mor information: https://short.sg/j/13882629