PhD Position in Mathematics

Institute for Mathematics, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany
Job Description: 

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position at the Institute for Mathematics of the Julius-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg, Germany.

This position is funded by the Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Klinische Forschung der Universität Würzburg (, within the following IZKF Projekt "Entwicklung einer funktionellen 3D MR-basierten Diagnostik der intestinalen Obstruktion":

"Parallel Multigrid Imaging and Compressed Sensing for Dynamic 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging"

Aim of this project is to develop a dynamic 3D MR with high temporal and spatial resolution, to evaluate the impact of intus susception in an ex vivo model for the clinical outlet obstruction, and to validate these data by patient data.
In this project techniques for the acquisition and reconstruction of 3D MR images will be developed. To this end, accelerated MR sequences will be developed by using parallel imaging and methods including prior knowledge (compressed sensing) as well as reconstruction techniques for these dynamic 3D MR images using multigrid schemes for clinical acceptable reconstruction times.

This research work will be carried out promoting a joint interdisciplinary collaboration between the Institut für Mathematik, the Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, and the Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Gefäß- und Kinderchirurgie, Universitaetsklinikum Würzburg.

The PhD candidate is expected to attend courses appropriate to the aforementioned project.
PhD Applicants must hold a Diploma or Master Degree (Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering) with distinct interests in scientific computing, numerical analysis, and optimization theory. They should be competent programmers and willing to work in this interdisciplinary project.

Applicants should send (via e-mail) an application letter, a one or two-page statement of scientific interests, their Curriculum Vitae (including a complete list of exams and corresponding grades), the MSc or Diploma Thesis, bibliography of published work (if any), a letter of recommendation, and name and email-address of at least one scientist willing to provide additional references. These documents should be sent as a unique PDF file.

The start date is January 1st, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please send your application to
Prof. Dr. Alfio Borzi
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Institut für Mathematik, Lehrstuhl für Mathematik IX
(Wissenschaftliches Rechnen - Scientific Computing)
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Deadline for Application: 
Jan 1 2013