At the Chair for Numerical Mathematics of the RWTH Aachen University we offer a full ph.d. / postdoc position in the field of Numerical mathematics.

In our group we work on the analysis, implementation and application of numerical simulation methods for partial differential equations.

Main research topics are on numerical methods for two-phase incompressible flow problems and for partial differential equations on surfaces.

More information on these topics can be found on here and here.

You must have a master degree in mathematics, computational engineering or a related field and optionally a doctorate / Ph.D. and have a solid background in numerical methods for PDEs.
Research will be on a topic in the field of numerical methods for partial differential equations, e.g. discretization methods for two-phase incompressible flow problems or for PDEs on evolving surfaces.
The candidate has to participate in covering the teaching obligations at the Chair for Numerical Mathematics.

The position is limited to 2 years and is to be filled by April 1, 2020. An extension by two more years is possible. The standard weekly hours will be 39,83 hours.

The opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position is given, if the successful candidate does not already have a Ph.D..

The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

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For further details, please contact
Prof. Dr. Arnold Reusken
Tel.: +49 (0) 241-8097972

Please send your application by February 1, 2020 to
Prof. Dr. Arnold Reusken,
Lehrstuhl für Numerische Mathematik,
RWTH Aachen University,
52056 Aachen,

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