Please contact us if you are interested in a turbulent Bachelor or Master project! Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • statistical mechanics of turbulence
  • simulation of turbulent flows
  • turbulent convection
  • turbulence in active matter
  • magnetohydrodynamic turbulence & dynamo problem
  • analytical models of turbulence

Are you an early-career postdoc with an outstanding track record who would like to join our team to unravel the mysteries of turbulence? Do you have a unique research idea that combines theory and simulations and would benefit from experimental collaborations? If so, feel free to send us your unsolicited application.

Vacant postdoc position "Theory and Simulation of Turbulence"

In the Max Planck Research Group “Theory of Turbulent Flows” we seek to fill a postdoc position in the field of Theory and Simulation of Turbulence.

The research

We are looking for excellent, highly motivated early-career researchers to join our research team. The research of the independent Max Planck Research Group focuses on fundamental aspects of turbulent flows with analytical and computational methods. We are offering excellent working conditions in a highly international research environment.

Your profile

The postdoctoral candidate should have research experience in the field of turbulence, complex systems and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Programming skills as well as experience in the numerical simulation of nonlinear partial differential equations, parallel programming, and scientific visualization are a requirement. Fluency in English is expected.

Our offer

The postdoc position is limited to two years and is to be filled as soon as January 1st 2018. Salary and working hours are in accordance with the German state public service salary scale (E13 TVöD-Bund) and the accordant social benefits.

Your application

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society furthermore seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

To apply online, please follow this link with the reference no. MPIDS-W001 and submit a cover letter, your CV, publication list as well as contact information of two references. Applications received before November 15th 2017 will be given full consideration. Interviews will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Michael Wilczek ( should you have further questions.

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Dr. Michael Wilczek
Am Faßberg 17
37077 Göttingen

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