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Helmholtz- Zentrum Geesthacht
1 month ago

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to:

HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions.

At the Institute of Materials Research some 200 scientists conduct research in the five sub-institutes "Materials Mechanics", "Materials Physics", "Materials Technology", "Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC" and "Metallic Biomaterials".

PhD student or postdoc (m/f/d)
in computational engineering

Reference code: 50035131_2 – 2020/WZ 3
Commencement date: February 1st, 2021
The place of employment is Geesthacht.

The Institute of Materials Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking to fill the position of a PhD student or postdoc (m/f/d) in computational engineering for the Corrosion and Surface Technology (WZK)/EU project OpenModel – integrated open access materials modelling innovation platform for Europe. The position is initially limited to three years

Your tasks

  • implementation and extension of physics- and data-based models (e.g. for corrosion and materials processing) into materials modelling platform
  • workflow validation, testing and debugging within the platform developed by project partners
  • analysis of simulation results by post-processing tools within automated schemes and error analysis
  • active collaboration and exchange with industrial partners and EU/EMMC working groups
  • software wrapper adaption considering in-house software requirements
  • publication and presentation of your scientific results in international scientific journals and at international conferences and workshops
  • Project documentation

Your profile

  • master’s degree in computational engineering, materials science, surface science, mechanical engineering, physics/chemistry or informatics
  • demonstrated experiences in numerical simulation and utilization of software-tools (e.g. for data science)
  • basic knowledge of theoretical foundations of materials science, transport phenomena and/or electrochemistry
  • excellent skills in the application of Python, Matlab or similar
  • beneficial would be experience in software wrapper development
  • enthusiasm and passion for performing high-quality research
  • excellent communication skills in English / scientific writing
  • ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists

We offer you

  • multinational work environment with over 1,000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

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