PhD position in simulation sciences

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IBG-3 – Agrosphäre



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Your Job:


Set-up ensemble of TSMP-models over the African continent Further develop continental-scale data assimilation system Perform simulation runs including data assimilation analyzing the impact of land use land cover change, human water use and soil property uncertainty Perform extensive analyses of the simulation results using big data analytics methods Contribute to an international research team, publish in international journals and present results at international conferences

Your Profile:


Excellent university degree (Master) in either simulation sciences, applied mathematics, geosciences, physics, civil engineering or computer science as indicated, for example, by bachelor and master study transcripts and two reference letters Experience in modeling, data analysis Knowledge on inversion or data assimilation is a clear advantage Programming skills like Python, R, Fortran or C/C++ and experience with HPC-systems are also a clear advantage Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team; good communication and organizational skills Very good command of the English language: TOEFL or equivalent evidence of English-speaking skills Excellent communication and organizational skills


Our Offer:


HDS-LEE program with comprehensive training courses, e.g. in parallel computing, machine learning and deep learning, visualization, and scientific computing Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor Doctoral degree conferred by RWTH Aachen University Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme Pay in line with 100 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019D-121

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