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Clausthal University of Technology
Institute of Mathematics, Scientific Computing Group
Erzstr. 1
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

The "Scientific Computing" group at the institute of mathematics (IfM) is inviting applications for a position as

Doctoral or Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f) TV-L E13 (100%)

for a duration of three years, starting as soon as possible. 

The position is part of the research group „Catalytic and microbial methanation as basis for sustainable energy storage“. Central aim of the sub project „Multi scale simu­lation of microbial methanation in porous media“ is the development of a hierarchy of models, which allow a high-resolution simulation of microbial methana­tion at the pore scale (microbial conversion and growth) and at the sample scale (transport of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and products) building on existing codes. The models will be applied to measurement data of our partners at the institute for petro­leum engineering as well as the institute for chemical and electrochemical process engineering.

We offer a fascinating challenge in a dynamic, internationally oriented research field with a high degree of individual responsibility. Flexible work conditions and attractive qualification opportunities await you. The possibility to obtain a PhD is given, but we will also accept applications from persons already holding a PhD degree.

We expect strong interest in high performance computing and the modelling and nu­merical simulation of processes in po­rous media. Applicants should hold a master de­gree in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering related to modelling and simu­lation. A solid experi­ence in scientific programming with C++ and a good basic know­ledge of the numerical solution of partial differential equations is required. We expect the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and the readiness to contribute to teaching.

As an equal opportunity employer, Clausthal University of technology actively encour­ages applications from women. We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all nationalities. 

Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifica­tions.

For questions regarding the research project please contact the head of the scientific compu­ting group Prof. Dr. Olaf Ippisch (

Application Instructions

Interested can­didates should send their certificates, their CV describing background, training and research interests and a statement regarding their previous experience with model­ling and simulation and their programming skills in C++ as a single PDF (max. 10MB) to olaf.ippisch@tu-clausthal.deuntil December 26, 2018.

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Contact Person
Prof. Olaf Ippisch
+49 5323 72 2409