Saturday, December 1, 2007

PhD Position at ETH Zurich in Computational Science, Switzerland

PhD position at ETH Zurich, Institute of Computational Science, in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Large Research Facilities Division.

A PhD positioned is offered in the context of a 3-year Swiss NSF research grant. The goal of the project is the development of a large-scale finite element code for the simulation of resonant lossy electromagnetic structures (antennas, waveguides). This is the continuation of a project in which a code was developed for the design of particle accelerator cavities.

Applicants should have a university degree in Computational Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Electrical Engineering with strong programming skills (C++). Previous exposure to computational electrodynamics and the finite element method would be beneficial.

Please send applications by e-mail to Prof Peter Arbenz (arbenz[at] Applications must include a CV (with list of publications and contact information of two referees), grades of all university classes, and a one-page statement of your background and research interests.

For questions contact the above or Dr Benedikt Oswald (benedikt.oswald[at]