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PhD position in the field of Turbulence in Active Matter (m/f)

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It performs both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and currently employs about 250 people.

In the Max Planck Research Group “Theory of Turbulent Flows” we seek to fill a
PhD position

in the field of Turbulence in Active Matter.

We are looking for excellent, highly motivated early-career researchers to join our research team.

The research of the independent Max Planck Research Group focuses on fundamental aspects of turbulent flows with analytical and computational methods. We are offering excellent working conditions in a highly international research environment and close collaborations with experimental groups.

The PhD position is limited to three years. The starting date is flexible, preferably May 1, 2016.

The PhD candidate should have a Master’s degree (or comparable) in physics, applied mathematics, or in a related field. The ideal candidate should have a background in complex systems, fluid dynamics and statistical physics. Programming skills as well as experience in the numerical simulation of nonlinear partial differential equations, parallel programming, and scientific visualization are highly welcome. Fluency in English is a requirement.

In close collaboration with the Georg August University, a structured PhD program is offered in the graduate program on the Physics of Biological and Complex Systems.
Salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society furthermore seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

If you are interested in joining our group, please send your CV, a motivation letter, publication list, and two letters of reference, quoting reference no. 01/2016 by email in one pdf file to Applications received before April 15th, 2016 will be given full consideration.

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Dr. Michael Wilczek
Am Faßberg 17, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Dr. Michael Wilczek
Am Faßberg 17, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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About Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation

Das Institut wurde in 1924 unter Leitung von Ludwig Prandtl gegründet, in 1969 erweitert und umstrukturiert durch Hinzunahme von drei molekularphysikalisch orientierten Abteilungen. 1993 Schließung der strömungsphysikalisch orientierten Abteilung. 1996 Berufung von Theo Geisel und Eröffnung der Abteilung Nichtlineare Dynamik. 1996 Schließung der Abteilung...

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