We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate for setting up a sound spatio-temporal mathematical model that will allow for conducting so-called in silico experiments. The outcome of these computer simulations should yield a basis for rejecting or accepting new microbial ecological hypotheses that will be put forward by experimental microbial ecologists.
The prospective candidate should be familiar with the basic concepts of mathematical modeling and should be eager to explore the wealth of modeling paradigms that exists besides the well-established PDEs. Furthermore, programming experience is a valued asset and familiarity with microbiology in general, and microbial ecology in particular will be highly appreciated during the solicitation procedure.
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