PhD position

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen

Astronomy & Astrophysics Complex Systems Earth Sciences and Climate Research Mathematics

(Ref. Nr.: 10-2017)

Type of Job

Young Researchers

PhD position

Job offer from April 11, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It performs both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and currently employs about 280 people.

At the Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity led by Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz, we seek to fill a PhD position.

The position

We seek a highly motivated PhD student to join a research project focused on numerical investigation of rotating turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Further information on the project and the group can be found here.

Your profile

PhD candidates should have a Master’s or comparable degree in physics, mechanical engineering or scientific computing. The successful applicant should have a very good knowledge in fluid mechanics and high-performance parallel computing. A background in turbulence research and/or geophysical or astrophysical fluid mechanics is an advantage. This position requires participation in the GGNB graduate school, which includes a teaching assistance in German and English languages.

Our offer

Salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists: The full-time position is limited to 3 years, salary is 75 % of pay level E13 of the collective wage agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund).

The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

To apply, please send your short motivation letter and CV with two references, quoting reference no. 10/2017, in a single pdf-document per email to PD Dr. Olga Shishkina . Please make sure that the subject of your application email is "rotRBC2017" and the attachment does not exceed 2MB.

The position is opened until it is filled. Once it is filled, all applicants will be informed about the final decision.

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
PD Dr. Olga Shishkina
Am Faßberg 17
37077 Göttingen

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