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Institution Faculty of Geosciences - Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Lehrstuhl Geophysik
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2022-10-31

About us:

The GeoComputing group at the Geophysics section of the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences is concerned with design, implementation and optimisation of simulation codes for high-performance computing to solve geophysical research questions. We investigate associated numerical techniques and the 3D visualisation of resulting datasets.

We are looking for you:

PhD / PostDoc position in GeoComputing / HPC (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

As part of the project Multi-physics Simulation for Geodynamics on Heterogeneous Exa-scale Systems (CoMPS) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research you will work on :

  • simulation of convection in the Earth’s mantle using finite element and particle methods
  • the development and efficient implementation of (matrix-free) numerical methods in the open source framework HyTeG
  • designing geodynamic benchmark simulations and executing them on high-performance supercomputers
  • dealing with uncertainties in models and data

Your qualifications:

  • holder of a master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, (Geo)Physics or a neighbouring discipline
  • very good programming skills in a language such as Fortran, C, C++ or Julia (preferably C++, as this will be the language used)
  • solid knowledge of numerical methods (experience with finite element techniques is a plus, but no essential requirement)
  • excellent mastery of written and spoken English
  • experience with either or both of the following is beneficial: computational fluid dynamics, parallel simulation


The CoMPS project is a collaboration of the GeoComputing Group with the Chair of Computer Science 10 (System Simulation) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Chair of Numerical Mathematics at the TU Munich and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre.
We offer you an interesting project in the area of scientific software development und parallel supercomputing for Geosciences, a friendly and accepting team of collaborators and constructive mentoring.
The position is a full-time TV-L E13 position limited to a maximum of 3 years.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


If you are interested please apply until 31. October 2022 through our online-portal.
Later applications will only be taken into account, if the position is not, yet, filled.
In case of questions please send an email with subject “CoMPS” to

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