2 PhD Positions | Computational Flow Physics and Data Assimilation

Einsatzort: Göttingen


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2 PhD Positions | Computational Flow Physics and Data Assimilation

Stellenangebot vom 07.06.2021

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for two PhD positions in Computational Flow Physics and Data Assimilation. The positions are available in the Solar and Stellar Interiors Department starting as early as 1st August 2021 for a period of three years. An extension to four years might be possible in special case. The exact start date is negotiable.

Turbulence plays a very important role in many applications, ranging from geophysics and astrophysics to engineering. In our solar system, turbulence is often driving by thermal effect, rotation, and magnetic field. In this project you will use high-fidelity simulation tools, including direct numerical simulations, data assimilation, and machine learning, to study the physics of turbulence, focusing on convection and dynamos. Depending on the interest and qualifications of the candidates, the specific topic can be:

  1. Turbulence simulations in the geostrophic regime.
  2. Data-driven method for Navier-Stokes equations.

Applications will be reviewed constantly until the positions are filled. There is no specific deadline for the application. Remuneration is according to the German public salary scale TVöD E13 (65%). Social security benefits are in accordance with the public service regulations.

To apply for one of the PhD projects, you will be submitting an off-cycle application to the International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen.

Please see the IMPRS Call 2020 for a full list of requirements.

Please apply online via the IMPRS online application portal. Please first register then login in. In the "Funding line", please specify MPRG ComFyDA as the funding source.  In the "Project selection", please specify MPRG ComFyDA as the research group, and Dr. Zhu as the project advisor, and give us a very brief summary of what you would like to do in this project. Once your application is complete with two reference letters in, please send e-mail to  and  so we can start to review your application.

MPS is conveniently located on the North Campus of the University of Göttingen, next to the faculties of astrophysics, geophysics, and geosciences and within close distance to the faculty of applied mathematics and other Max Planck Institutes.

The Max Planck Society (MPG) is committed to offering equal opportunities to all qualified individuals, including those from minority and underrepresented groups. The MPG strives to increase the proportion of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The MPG is committed to employing more persons with disabilities and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The MPG is a family-friendly institution and promotes a healthy work-life balance.