Research Assistant (f/m/d)

Position for PostDoc



Manuel Torrilhon


+49 2418098666




Renate Krahforst


+49 2418098669



Lehrstuhl für Angewandte und Computergestützte Mathematik

Our Profile

The newly established Research Unit "Structure-Preserving Numerical Methods for Bulk- and Interface-Coupling of Heterogeneous Models" (FOR 5409), funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), seeks candidates for PostDoc positions in Applied Mathematics and Computational Physics, starting October 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible afterwards.

This research unit is located at RWTH Aachen, Bochum University, Cologne University, Düsseldorf University and the High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) in Stuttgart and focusses on the modeling, numerical approximation and simulation of physical processes that can be described by coupled systems of partial differential equations.

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Your Profile

We are looking for excellent, highly motivated applicants that hold a university degree (Master or equivalent) and a doctoral degree in mathematics, physics or computational disciplines and whose scientific interests lie in the area of numerical analysis and scientific computing for physical based applications.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

The PostDocs will participate in joint activities of the research unit and conduct individual research under the guidance of one of the principal investigators in close collaboration with the other members of the group.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of two years.
The option to extend the contract to four years is available and desirable.
The fixed-term employment is possible as it constitutes one of the fixed-term options of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Fixed-term Scientific Contracts).
This is a full-time position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 TV-L.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket.
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Application deadline:31/08/2022
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte und Computergestützte Mathematik
Prof.Dr. Manuel Torrilhon
Schinkelstraße 2
52062 Aachen
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