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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Mar 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Turbulence, Complex Flows & Active Matter
Description In the Max Planck Research Group “Turbulence, Complex Flows & Active Matter” we seek as soon as possible to fill a

PhD position (m/f/d)
in the field of 'Statistical modeling of
atmospheric turbulence'

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It provides an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment performing both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and currently employs about 300 people.

The research
The research of the independent Max Planck Research Group focuses on fundamental aspects of turbulent and complex flows. The aim of the PhD project is the investigation of atmospheric turbulence using analytical and numerical methods.

Our offer
The PhD position is limited to three years. The salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists. The salary is 2/3 of E13 TVöD-Bund. In close collabo-ration with the Georg August University, a structured PhD program is of-fered in the graduate program on the Physics of Biological and Complex Systems.
Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services.

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individu-als with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepre-sented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application
To apply, please follow this link with the reference no MPIDS-W033: and submit a cover letter, your CV, publication list as well as contact information of two references. Your cover letter should briefly describe your past and current research interests and why you are interested in joining our group. Applications received before February 15th 2019 will be given full consid-eration.

Written applications will not be sent back.

Please contact Dr. Michael Wilczek,
should you have further questions.

Requirements Your profile
We are looking for excellent, highly motivated early-career researchers to join our research team.
The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in physics with 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 a requirement. Fluency in English is expected.
Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Others : contact information of two references
More Information


Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation • Turbulence, Complex Flows & Active Matter
Dr. Wilczek Michael
Am Faßberg 17
37077 Göttingen