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Postdoc in the field of mathematics and/or scientific computing

Advertising institute: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2017-288

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful computer systems for scientific and technical applications in Europe and makes it available for research purposes to scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany, and throughout Europe. Important fields of the work of the “mathematics and education” department at JSC include mathematical modelling and the development and optimization of innovative numerical methods and algorithms on massively parallel supercomputers.

We are looking to recruit a

Postdoc in the field of mathematics and/or scientific computing

Your Job:

  • analysis and adjustment of the time-parallel method PFASST for hyperbolic problems
  • close collaboration with our partners at European universities
  • active participation in project proposal writing
  • supervision of students and trainees

Your Profile:

  • university degree in the field of mathematics or scientific computing, followed by a doctoral degree
  • profound knowledge of iterative methods, numerical ODE solvers and methods for hyperbolic problems
  • strong expertise in C++ and/or Python programming, first experience with scientific software frameworks like e.g. DUNE is helpful but not mandatory
  • social competence and good communication skills for collaborative work in and with interdisciplinary teams
  • excellent command of written and spoken English, command of German is helpful but not mandatory

Our Offer:

  • multifaceted work in an interdisciplinary and international Research setting, as well as a cooperative work environment
  • potential to develop your personal strengths, e.g. by comprehensive training in the field of high-performance computing
  • options for flexible working hours, support with childcare, and Solutions suited to your individual situation
  • Limited for 2 years
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).



Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact Human Resource Development and Recruiting
Judith Dresen
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700


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