[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant / PhD position in CFD simulations of turbulent surface winds over complex topography, University of Cologne
eric.parteli at uni-koeln.de
Mon Oct 23 03:09:56 MDT 2017
The Computational Geosciences group at the University of Cologne
invites applications for a
Research Assistant / PhD position in CFD simulations of turbulent
surface winds over complex topography
starting as soon as possible. The position is offered within the
research project “Optimization of aeolian soil erosion control with
sand fences”, funded by the German Research Foundation, and is
initially for 3 years with a weekly working time of 29.87 hours (75%
position). The salary is based on the German TV-L E13 scale if terms
and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.
The candidate will apply CFD simulations to model turbulent surface
winds over complex topography, in particular dunes in presence of
obstacles such as sand fences and other types of windbreaks. These
simulations shall be coupled to an existing continuum sand transport
model to predict the changes in topography due to wind-blown sand.
This is an interdisciplinary project in which the candidate will
collaborate closely with the Atmospheric Modeling group of the
Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, the Applied Geomorphology and
GIS & Remote Sensing groups of the Institute of Geography and the
Granular Matter group of the Physics Department and the DLR / Cologne.
Moreover, the candidate will have the opportunity to actively
participate in field experiments to validate the numerical simulations.
We expect excellent knowledge of Theoretical and Computational Fluid
Dynamics, and strong interest in computational and physical modeling
of turbulent surface wind flows over aeolian sediment landscapes.
Applicants should have a Master-of-Science-equivalent university
degree in geophysics, meteorology, physics, mathematics or computer
sciences, preferentially in the field of CFD, and strong background in
scientific programming. Preference will be given to candidates with
very good knowledge of C++ and experience with OpenFOAM. Candidates
must have excellent communication skills both in written and spoken
The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
and diversity supporting employer. Handicapped persons will be given
preference to other equally qualified applicants. Applications from
women are particularly welcome and will be preferred in case of equal
qualification and capacity.
Interested candidates should send a CV; a cover letter describing
background, training and research interests; certificates; and the
contact information of two referees as a single PDF to
eric.parteli at uni‐koeln.de. Please clearly indicate which position you
Review of applications will begin after Nov 30, 2017 and continue
until the position is filled.
For more information contact:
Dr. Eric Parteli
Department of Geosciences
University of Cologne
Email: eric.parteli at uni-koeln.de
Dr. Eric Josef Ribeiro Parteli
Lecturer für Computational Geosciences
Universität zu Köln
Albertus Magnus Platz
Tel: +49 221 470 7480
Fax: +49 221 470 1506
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