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    Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology

    PhD position in Mathematical Biology

    19.11.2018

    Cell-cell interactions are key processes for tissue development and maintenance. Disruptions of intercellular interactions result in developmental disorders or diseases. The aim of this project is to develop an individual cell-based model based on experimental data from collaborators. The results from the project will further our understanding of general principles of intercellular interactions during tissue development.

    The Supramolecular and Cellular Simulations Group of the Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB), University of Würzburg, Germany is offering a

    PhD position in Mathematical Biology for three years, starting on January 1, 2019

    The salary will be paid according to TV-L (65% position).

    Project description:

    Cell-cell interactions are key processes for tissue development and maintenance. Disruptions of intercellular interactions result in developmental disorders or diseases. In many cases, the details of the process are not fully understood. To obtain real insight, data-driven models established through close interactions with biologists are essential.

    The aim of this project is to develop a mathematical model for intercellular interactions in biological tissues. The project will include close collaborations with experimentalists, who will provide the relevant data. The successful candidate will integrate the experimental data into an individual cell-based model. The results from the project will further our understanding of general principles of intercellular interactions during tissue development. In addition, new hypotheses will be generated that are then tested experimentally.

    Requirements:

    ·       Master or diploma degree in mathematics, physics or a related discipline

    ·       Knowledge of analysis, differential equations and numerical simulations

    ·       Experience in programming

    ·       Good English language skills (spoken and writing)

    ·       Prior knowledge in biology is not required, but a keen interest is expected

    ·       Enthusiasm for communication with experts from other disciplines is essential

    We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, who is team-oriented and willing to learn and work independently and precisely.

    The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for female scientists and scholars. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude for the position will be favoured.

    Application:
    Applications in English or German, including a letter of motivation, research experience, CV with degree certificates and grades, as well as contact information for two potential referees should be sent by 18/11/2018 as a single pdf-document to Prof. Dr. Sabine Fischer (sabine.fischer@uni-wuerzburg.de).

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