PhD Position: Mathematical Modelling of Organogenesis

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Job Type: Temporary

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100%, Basel, temporary

The Computational Biology Group (Prof Dagmar Iber) at D-BSSE focuses on image-based modelling and simulation of mouse organogenesis. The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of ETH Zurich is located in Basel, a European hotspot for biomedical research, in close proximity of the University of Basel, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. ETH Zurich is a major research university, offering an excellent environment for innovative and collaborative research across disciplines.


Job description

The PhD position is concerned with the development of mathematical models for organogenesis.


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The successful applicant must be self-motivated and enthusiastic to develop data-based mathematical models in the field of developmental biology. The position is ideal for a student with training in both biology and computational techniques. Candidates must have a solid understanding of biological principles and processes, and must be experienced with using a programming language such as Matlab, Julia, Python, or R. As part of the PhD, the succesful candidate will also use finite element methods such as COMSOL, and C++ software. Prior experience with these is not required.  


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