PhD Position on Modeling and Optimization of Motions in Orthopedics

The Optimization in Robotics & Biomechanics group at the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the University
of Heidelberg, Germany is seeking a PhD candidate for a research
project on Modeling and Optimization of Motions in Orthopedics with a
focus on either
- Stability and balance control of human walking or
- Prosthesis modeling.
The thesis will be performed in cooperation with Dr. Sebastian Wolf of
the division Movement Analytics at the Orthopedic University Hospital

- diploma or masters degree in engineering, mathematics, physics,
computer science, biomechanics or biology
- ideally experience in numerical mathematics, in particular in
optimization and optimal control, mechanical modeling /multibody
dynamics, and programming skills
- motivation to work in an interdisciplinary project

The successful applicant will be financed by a scholarship of the
Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational
Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp) which is funded
by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the Excellence
Initiative. The scholarship is 1436 Euro per month (tax free; duration
36 months). All doctoral students are integrated into the education
program of the Graduate School.

Please send your application, including a statement of motivation,
curriculum vitae, copies of university certificates, list of attended
classes and grades, and names and addresses of two references to:

Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur
IWR , Universitaet Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
kmombaur at