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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
"Computational analysis of electrogram genesis under consideration of cardiac microstructure using high performance computing"

Organizational unit

Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT)

Job description

We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher within the European High Performance Computing project MICROCARD ( MICROCARD develops an exascale application platform for cardiac electrophysiology simulations that is usable for cell-by-cell simulations. The platform will be co-designed by HPC experts, numerical scientists, biomedical engineers, and biomedical scientists.

You will investigate the effect of microscopic tissue structure on clinical electrograms using novel model formulations and numerical methods developed in the consortium. Conclusions drawn from this study can help to pinpoint cardiac substrate characteristic for individual patients based on measured electrograms and therefore allow an improved assessment of vulnerability to arrhythmias and suggest optimal tailored ablation strategies.

Applying the novel computational schemes to this use case will provide valuable feedback to the numerics experts in the consortium in a closed feedback loop. Moreover, you will contribute to advancing the openCARP simulation software as well as a user-friendly software ecosystem and user community around it.

Starting date

July 2022

Personal qualification

  • You are an open and ambitious team player motivated to strive for creative solutions?
  • We provide a cooperative and communication-oriented environment in the Computational Cardiac Modeling Group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
  • You successfully completed a PhD in biomedical engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, or similar with a publication track record (including software and data) and are motivated to pursue a postdoc?
  • You have experience in numerical simulations or software engineering (C++ or web technologies), care about your work and are motivated to work in a multidisciplinary team, have good communication skills as well as a high written eloquence in English?
  • Ideally, you have experience in some of the following areas: modeling of cardiac electrophysiology, meshing, numerical linear algebra, high performance computing, PETSc, software design, DevOps, Continuous Integration, Software Deployment, angular, Flask, ZeroMQ, software containers.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

Until end of September 2024

Application up to

March 15, 2022

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Axel Loewe, phone +49 721 608-42790.


Application can be submitted at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) preferably via email to: with the following documents:
• Cover letter (What’s your motivation for this position? Maximum 2 pages)
• CV
• Certificates
• Thesis/Theses

vacancy number: 2006/2022

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association cre-ates und imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, over 9000 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in re-search, academic education, and innovation.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.