Doctoral Position in Numerical Analysis/Fluid Dynamics (f/m/d)

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    Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    16/12/2020 22:00 - Europe/Athens
    Germany › Bremen


Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in the focus areas Health, Mobility and Diversity. The guiding principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University’s goal is to prepare young talents from all around the world to take on the new challenges in today’s globalized workplace. Currently, more than 1,600 students from over 120 nations live and study on the residential campus.


The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, within the Department of Mathematics & Logistics, Focus Area Mobility, invites applications for a


Doctoral Position in Numerical Analysis/Fluid Dynamics (f/m/d)


Job ID JU-20-51

(75% time / limited for 3,5 years)


within the Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 “Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean” for a duration of up to 3.5 years. TRR 181 is a collaborative project between Universität Hamburg, Universität Bremen, Jacobs University, the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Bremerhaven, the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie Hamburg, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, and Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik, Kühlungsborn.


Physical oceanographers, meteorologists, and applied mathematicians are working together in the project

  1. to understand the energy transfers between the different dynamical regimes – small-scale turbulence, internal gravity waves, and geostrophically balanced motion – in both atmosphere and ocean,
  2. to develop, to test, and to implement new and consistent parameterisations in models, and
  3. to develop mathematical and numerical methods featuring consistent energetics.

The goal are energetically more consistent climate models for advanced climate predictions.


The position is associated with the Project M5 “Reducing spurious mixing and energetic inconsistencies in realistic ocean-modelling applications”. The successful candidate is expected to work on advanced numerical techniques aimed at improved preservation of water density structure in an unstructured-mesh ocean model in climate-relevant simulations (first advisor Prof. Sergey Danilov, Alfred Wegener Institute and Jacobs University). Ocean deep structure evolves slowly, and small truncation errors in numerical ocean models commonly lead to spurious mixing, influencing the long-term dynamics and creating energetic inconsistencies. The advanced numerical techniques are targeted at minimizing such errors.


Successful applicant will have the option to become a member of the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) and complete a PhD degree at Jacobs University.


Applicants are expected to have a Master degree in Mathematics, Physics or a related field with a good background and outstanding research promise in numerical methods, numerical analysis and/or fluid dynamics.


The successful applicant will collaborate with partner institutions within the TRR 181, in particular the Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven, and participate actively in the general network activities of the Collaborative Research Center.


The position will be funded from January 1, 2021, subject to pending approval of funding. An earlier or later starting date may be possible upon request and at the discretion of the network coordination. Employment is 75% time at the level of Research Associate at a salary equivalent to public payscale.


Applications should arrive by November 29, 2020. Applications received later will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications (if available), a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three potential referees as a single PDF attachment to trr-jobs@jacobs-university.de.


The Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching in this field and explicitly encourages women to apply.


For further information about TRR 181, please see http://www.trr-energytransfers.de/

Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.


For further information about Jacobs University please see http://www.jacobs-university.de/

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