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Job Record #17173
TitlePhD position in computational flow physics
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerMax Planck Institute for Solar System Research
LocationGermany, Göttingen
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, December 31, 2021
The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany, 
invites applications for two PhD positions in Computational Flow Physics and Data 
Assimilation. The positions are available starting as early as 1 August 2021 for a 
period of three years. An extension to four years might be possible in special 
cases. The exact start date is negotiable.

Turbulence plays a very important role in many applications, ranging from 
geophysics and astrophysics to engineering. In our solar system, turbulence is 
often driven by thermal effect, rotation, and magnetic field. In this project you 
will use high-fidelity simulation tools, including direct numerical simulations, 
data assimilation, and machine learning, to study the physics of turbulence, 
focusing on convection and dynamos. Depending on the interest and qualifications 
of the candidates, the specific topic can be:
1. Turbulence simulations in the geostrophic regime.
2. Data-driven method for Navier-Stokes equations.

Applications will be reviewed constantly until the positions are filled. There is 
no specific deadline for the application. Remuneration is according to the German 
public salary scale TVöD E13 (65%). Social security benefits are in accordance 
with the public service regulations.

To apply for one of the PhD projects, you will be submitting an off-cycle 
application to the International Max Planck Research School for Solar System 
Science at the University of Göttingen. Please see the IMPRS Call 2020 
( for a full list of requirements. 

Please apply online via the IMPRS online application portal 
( Please first register then log in. 
In the "Funding line", please specify MPRG ComFyDA as the funding source.  In the 
"Project selection", please specify MPRG ComFyDA as the research group, and Dr. 
Zhu as the project advisor, and give us a very brief summary of what you would 
like to do in this project. Once your application is complete with two reference 
letters in, please send an e-mail to and info@solar-system- so we can start to review your application.

MPS is conveniently located on the North Campus of the University of Göttingen, 
next to the faculties of astrophysics, geophysics, and geosciences and within 
close distance to the faculty of applied mathematics and other Max Planck 
Contact Information:
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NameXiaojue Zhu
Email ApplicationNo
AddressJustus-von-Liebig-Weg 3
37077 Göttingen
Record Data:
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