The Chair of Theoretical Physics I of the Faculty of Physics and astronomy is looking for a 

Postdoc (m,f,X) for 2 years with 39,83 hours per week (TVL E13)

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is also a founding member of the Ruhr Astroparticle and Plasma Center, RAPP, that combines efforts in the fields of plasma, particle and astrophysics in the Ruhr Area.
The Institute for Theoretical Physics I at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is looking for candidates (m/f/d) with an interest in developing new innovative simulation methods for multiscale/multiphysics simulations of collision free plasmas in the kinetic regime with the aim of performing large-scale multiphysics simulations in space physics environments.

You will profit from

■ Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues Team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international environment
■ employment at one of Germany's largest universities in the University Alliance Ruhr network
■ The candidate will benefit from being part of a wide and cohesive collaboration, where particular attention is paid to the career development of younger members.
Additional information : The position is part of the recently funded Research Unit 5409 "SNuBIC: Structure-Preserving Numerical Methods for Bulk- and Interface Coupling of Heterogeneous Models": Project A2 that brings together expertise from the fields of Numerical Analysis, and Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Plasma Physics, Computational Cardiac Electrophysiology and Thermodynamics of Batteries. You will work in a diverse and international environment provided by the research unit FOR 5409.

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

Your tasks:

  • Development of multiphysics coupling strategies connecting MHD/Ohm’s law codes with 2-fluid/Maxwell simulations
  • Designing model refinement criteria and physics-based surface coupling strategies
  • Porting to a parallel CUDA environment
  • Performing simulations on High Performance Computers

Your profile: 

The candidate should be familiar with:

  • Very good knowledge on numerical methods for the simulation of collisionless plasmas, ranging from kinetic to fluid simulations
  • Solid knowledge of C++, Fortran, and CUDA programming
  • Experience in High Performance Computing

Our offerings:

  • employment at one of Germany's largest universities in the University Alliance Ruhr network Possibilities of location-flexible work
  • Possibilities of location-flexible work
  • a job in the middle of the lively Ruhr metropolitan region with its diverse cultural offerings

Additional information:

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

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:

Prof. Dr. Rainer Grauer, Phone: +49234 32 23767

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

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We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 650 until 30.06.2022, send by e-mail to the following address:

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