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Scientific Researcher (f/m/x) for Mathematical modeling of turbulent flows (67%)
– with the opportunity to prepare your PhD thesis –

Organizational unit

Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)

Job description

The KIT National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@KIT) provides researchers from all over Germany with a state-of-the-art high-performance research infrastructure, and supports them with the Simulation & Data Laboratories, tailored consulting in the area of sustainable software development and performance engineering, and a dedicated Cx infrastructure.

You will handle the following tasks of the NHR@KIT:

  • Further development and validation of a novel method of numerical fluid mechanics, applying a grid-free (particle) and grid-based (finite volume) method
  • You will implement the mixing part in OpenFOAM and validate the new method for different flow configurations

  • An important part for you will be the parallelization of the code and the development of fast efficient algorithms

  • You will train and support the users of the Tier-2 high performance computer, preparing necessary information and materials, and you will be responsible for the user operation (software maintenance / software installation)

  • You will publish your results in international / national journals, you will edit the publications in close cooperation with the University of Rostock

  • You participate in the supervision of bachelor and master theses

We provide you the possibility to prepare your PhD thesis during this employment.

Starting date


Personal qualification

What you should bring with you:

  • You hold a completed university degree (Diploma (Uni)/Master) in mechanical, process or marine engineering, applied or technical mathematics as well as physics or a comparable field of study

  • Initial experience with numerical methods is desirable

  • Ideally, you already have knowledge of parallel data processing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

  • Knowledge of the programming languages C++ and Python is an advantage

  • Very good language skills (English / German), both written and spoken

In addition, we consider initiative, the ability to work in a team and creativity, as well as conceptual and strategic thinking to be very important.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

three years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Denev, phone +49 721 608-25771.

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 755/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 755/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources
Mr Meschar
Phone: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany