The student should have a degree (preferable a master’s) in physics, mathematics or computer science (or a related discipline) and ideally have some programming experience. They will work closely with biologists and, while knowledge of biology is not required, applicants should have a genuine interest in answering biological questions. Knowledge of image analysis and/or finite element methods would be an advantage. Applicants should additionally have excellent communication, organizational and time-management skills and enjoy working proactively and independently. Good command of spoken and written English is essential. Salary is according to TVöD at level E13 (65%).