Vacancy Notice  265/2021

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) is an internationally oriented and regionally networked university with a strong research profile.


The Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering seeks to fill the following vacancy at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics:

Post-Doctoral Researcher or Research Associate (PhD candidate) (m/f/d)

Salary Scale:
13 TV-L
Date commencing:
next possible date
Fixed term until:
36 months
Contract status:
100 %

A three-year research project financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will strengthen further the competences of our research group regarding Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of solid/fluid multiphase flows on High-Performance Computers. For this purpose, we are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with strong experience in the field, or alternatively for a highly motivated PhD student bringing competences relevant for this research project.

Main responsibilities:

  • Further development of the in-house Lattice Boltzmann solver ALBORZ regarding two-phase particulate flows, particle collision detection and modeling, Immersed Boundary Methods, parallelization
  • Integration of suitable models for describing particles of arbitrary shape
  • Porting and optimization of the code on High-Performance Computers, systematic simulations and analysis of the results
  • Preparation of corresponding reports, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at international conferences

The possibility of scientific qualification is given and is promoted accordingly.

Requirements for the position:

  • Master degree or equivalent in Process, Energy, or Mechanical Engineering; additionally with completed PhD for post-doctoral candidates
  • Excellent competences in the field of Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Computer Simulations, and Numerical Methods
  • Proven experience concerning the coding of complex algorithms in C++ using MPI for parallelization
  • Good command of the English language

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dominique Thévenin by Phone +49 391 67-58570 or E-Mail: thevenin(at)

In addition to all the usual social benefits of the public sector, we have more to offer, such as the possibility of flexible working hours. Modern working conditions, a wide range of training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment that is highly valued by our employees distinguish us as an employer. We also offer a wide range of sports and leisure activities, extensive catering in our canteens and cafeterias as well as workplace health promotion.

Otto von Guericke University is a signatory of the German Diversity Charter. We welcome your application, regardless of gender, cultural and social background, age or sexual orientation. Applications from severely disabled people or people with an equivalent impairment will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise.

Please note the information for storage of personal data:

Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, references) by October 25, 2021 (date of receipt of application) using the online application portal.

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