2-3 Computational Scientists (m/f/d)

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 22/032

Job offer from June 09, 2022

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers within the division 'Numerical Methods of Plasma Physics' (NMPP) 2 or 3 postdoc positions for computational scientists (m/f/d).
The NMPP division is contributing to the development of geometric gyrokinetic Particle-In-Cell Codes based on structure preserving Finite Element methods for the field solvers. The codes target very large High Performance Computers and are written in C++ and/or Fortran. You will be involved in the development of one of these codes both from the implementation and algorithmic viewpoints.

Your tasks

  • Contribution to the development and optimization of a gyrokinetic PIC code.
  • Derivation and implementation of new structure preserving numerical methods
  • Publication and communication of scientific results
  • Participation in the general tasks of the division

Your profile

  • PhD in mathematics, physics, computational science and engineering or a related discipline
  • Experience in the development and implementation of numerical algorithms for partial differential equations
  • Good programming skills in particular in C++ and/or Fortran
  • Fluent in English language spoken and written
  • Knowledge of structure preserving numerical methods and Particle-In-Cell algorithms is a plus

We offer

  • An interesting job working on one of the largest scientific projects
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and further education opportunities
  • Company pension scheme
  • Family service & childcare facilities on the company premises
  • Other social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets)
The position is initially limited to 2 years. The salary is according to the TVöD Bund grade E13.
The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

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Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 15.07.2022.
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