PhD position - Mathematics and / or computational science

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

JSC – Jülich Supercomputing Centre



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful computer systems for scientific and technical applications in Europe and makes it available for research purposes to scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany, and throughout Europe. Important fields of the work of the “mathematics and education” department at JSC include mathematical modeling and the development and optimization of innovative numerical methods and algorithms on massively parallel supercomputers.


Your Job:



  • Develop new mathematical methods and theory for solving stochastic partial differential equations to high accuracy in arbitrary dimensions

  • Solve related inverse problems for parameter estimation

  • Apply these methods to problem in biology, economics & finance, engineering, and/or physics

  • Make use of state-of-the-art HPC facilities at JSC

Your Profile:

  • Master degree in the field of mathematics and/or computational science
  • Strong background in mathematics such as stochastics (maximum-likelihood estimation, Ito calculus, martingale theory) and/or numerical analysis (partial differential equations, numerical integration)
  • Good programming skills in either C/C++ or Python
  • Social competence and good communication skills for collaborative work in and with interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, command of German is helpful

Our Offer:

  • PhD degree in 3 years: comprehensive supervision and a focused work plan in cooperation with one of our partner universities
  • Embedding of the topic into an interdisciplinary and international research setting, e.g. in the context of the Joint Laboratories for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC)
  • Potential to develop your personal strengths, e.g. by comprehensive training in the field of high-performance computing (MPI and OpenMP) and numerics (parallel algorithms)
  • Options for flexible working hours, support with childcare, and solutions suited to your individual Situation
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments
  • Pay in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund). Pay higher than the basic pay may be possible
  • Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019D-242

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