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TU Clausthal
Institute of Mathematics
Erzstraße 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/d) 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.

The promotion of equal opportunity and diversity as well as the providing of a family-friendly working environment are important to Clausthal University of Technology. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all nationalities.

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) with the keyword “methanation” to until December 31, 2019.

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

Application costs are non-refundable. After completion of the selection process the submitted application documents will be destroyed compliance with legal requirements.

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Prof. Olaf Ippisch