Computational Scientist: Applied Mathematical Physiology

Applied Mathematical Physiology (AMP) Lab, Dpt. Of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Bonn Medical Center, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, Bonn, Germany
Job Description: 

Project: Improving monitoring data utility in acute care medicine using mechanistic mathematical models of physiological processes

Position: Postdoctoral or experienced postgraduate, paygrade TVL-13, 100% effort, initial term: 2 years with possibility of extension

Employer: Dpt. Of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Bonn Medical Center

In this DFG-funded, highly interdisciplinary research project, we work towards making mechanistic mathematical models of human pathophysiology clinically applicable in the intensive care unit, with an emphasis on full uncertainty quantification.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic physicist, applied mathematician, computer scientist, or engineer to join Dr. Sven Zenker's research group, located on the university hospital campus in close vicinity to several intensive care units that provide data and where, during later stages of the project, first applications will be tested in real life..

The ideal candidate will have

-either a PhD or significant postgraduate experience
-excellent programming skills (a non-empty subset of: MATLAB, C, C++, FORTRAN, experience using MPI on HPC hardware)
-a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of numerical simulation of mechanistic mathematical models formulated as systems of nonlinear ordinary and delay differential equations, or, alternatively, past experience in probabilistic inference using Markov Chain Monte Carlo and/or Sequential Monte Carlo methods.
-robust IT skills since we work with clinical datasets several terabytes in size
-willingness to acquire (with our support) an in-depth understanding of clinical scenarios and relevant pathophysiological mechanisms

Good working knowledge of English is required, knowledge of German or the willingness to learn the language will be an advantage.

For details, please contact Dr. Sven Zenker directly at

Lab website:

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Postdoctoral fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Feb 26 2012