PhD-student in Numerical Analysis

The aim of the project is to model and to predict the behaviour of burn injuries by the use of mathematical models. Of particular interest are the development …

24 dagen geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The aim of the project is to model and to predict the behaviour of burn injuries by the use of mathematical models. Of particular interest are the development of hypertrophic scars and contractures, which are common complications of serious burn injuries, and which decrease the quality of life of patients dramatically. The models are based on partial differential equations and on stochastic principles. We are interested in computing the likelihood of the development of complications like scars, and in the simulation of the impact of various therapies on the development of complications like scars and contractures.

The project is funded by the Dutch Burns Foundation (Brandwondenstichting). The PhD-student is expected to work in close collaboration with plastical surgions and medical biologists. The candidate is offered a challenging and interdisciplinary research project.


We are looking for a candidate that meets the following requirements:

• a solid background in Applied Mathematics, with an interest in numerical analysis, modelling and applied probability theory;

• an interest in cross-topic collaboration between different fields of mathematics with applications to medical biology;

• candidates from non-Dutch or non-English speaking countries should be prepared to prove their English language skills;

• good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing.


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy you can contact dr. Fred Vermolen, email:

To aply, please e-mail a detailed CV (with contact of two referees) along with a letter of motivation and a detailed transcript of university grades. If applicable,

please also attach a (draft) version of you Master thesis. Please send your application material before October 1, 2018 to:

When applying for this postition, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018.47.


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