The Chair of Applied numerics at the Faculty of Mathematics is looking for a 

postdoc (m,f,x) for 3 years, 39,83 hours per week, TVL E13

The group of Applied Numerics works at the leading edge of the development of efficient algorithms and mathematical software for solving partial differential equations with applications in engineering, natural sciences and medicine.

The goal of the position is to develop new algorithms for the simulation of fluid flow using finite element methods as part of the project "High-performance simulation tools for flows in blood vessels" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), with the main focus on parallel algorithms for high-performance computers of the pre-exascale and exascale class.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  •  Parallelization of numerical algorithms
  • Development of iterative methods for solving large linear systems of equations including Krylov subspace methods, multigrid methods and domain decomposition methods
  • Matrix-free solvers and preconditioners for high-order finite element methods
  • Development of mathematical software in the C++ programming language within the deal.II finite element library
  • Modeling of multi-field problems, such as fluid-structure interaction, in the field of medical applications

Your profile:

  • Dissertation in the area of numerical mathematics, computer science (computer architecture, software engineering), numerical mechanics or a related area with focus on scientific computing
  • Interest in the development of cutting-edge algorithms for CPU and GPUs
  • Interest in numerical programming and parallelization
  • Interest in developing mathematical software in the highly visible international project deal.II

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Team-orientated cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • a friendly and collegial environment
  • employment at one of the largest universities in Germany within the University Alliance Ruhr
  • Fair and flexible working hours

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

You can find information about TVL at:

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Martin Kronbichler, Phone: +49234 32 19876

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3147 until 23.04.2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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