PhD Student Position

Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) | Linz, Austria

Classification: Mathematics in Science and Technology

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), is offering a PHD STUDENT POSITION (F*M) in the Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences Group (part-time, 30hrs per week) for a duration of 3 years, starting as soon as possible. The position is funded by the BMBWF and FWF initiative "Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation", as part of the project “Digital twin for presurgical assessment of cardiac ablation” led by Dr. Argyrios Petras. The PhD student will become a part of the Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences Group at RICAM, located in Linz/Austria, will collaborate with medical doctors and integrate finite elements simulations with medical imaging data for patient-specific modelling of radiofrequency catheter ablation procedure. Your profile: ● Completed Master study in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or similar field. ● Strong background in Finite Element Method. ● Familiarity or experience with Python and/or C++ programming languages. ● A keen interest in medical applications. ● Excellent knowledge of English language. Our offer: ● The opportunity to work in an international and lively research environment, and collaborate with experts in the field and with medical doctors both nationally and internationally. ● The opportunity to work with real patient medical imaging data and support the cause of promoting computer simulations to reduce animal experimentation. ● An annual gross salary of € 31.326,40 according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). We invite you to send your application with a scientific CV, a short research statement, and references for possible recommendation letters via email to, (mentioning Job ID: RICAM006DOC222). Technical queries should be directed to Dr. A. Petras ( The advertisement is open with immediate effect and will remain open until the position will be filled. We are looking forward to your application! Further information at:

Last updated: 19 April 2022

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