Umfang: full time
Befristung: 3 years
Vergütung: EG 13 TV-L
Beginn: between 01.11.2019 and 01.02.2020

The Fluid Mechanics Groupe at Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany) invites applications for a three-year

research associate (f/m/d)

position (PhD or Postdoctoral researcher). The research is connected to the nationwide Priority Programme SPP 1881 on Turbulent Superstructures, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (see for further details) and set up to conduct interdisciplinary research on the large-scale structure formation in turbulent shear and convection flows.

Your tasks

  • The research focus can be either on the experimental investigation of turbulent convection in gases or water applying optical measurement techniques (such as particle image velocimetry and/or laser induced fluorescence) or numerical simulations of turbulent convection in large-aspect-ratio settings. Both research directions can involve data-driven analysis and model development. A part of the position includes the support of the scientific coordinator of the Priority Programme, such as website maintenance, news communication within the consortium and organisation of workshops and annual meetings.

  • Our expectations

  • We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious candidate with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken). The candidate should have a master/diploma degree or a PhD in mechanical or aerospace engineering, applied mathematics or physics. Experiences in one or more of the following fields is desirable: scientific computing, machine learning, flow measurement techniques or turbulence and dynamical systems. The opportunity to obtain a PhD degree is given.

  • Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if applicable) and two references.
    The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. She attaches particular importance to innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family. Technische Universität Ilmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality. Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected. Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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