Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beasiswa S3: PhD Position in Economics

Doctoral Position in Computational Mechanics

The successful candidate will work within a DFG-funded Emmy Noether research project on computational methods for adhesion with applications in biomechanics and composites. The aim of the project is the mechanical modelling, simulation, investigation and optimization of adhesion mechanisms as they occur for example in gecko adhesion. The topic offers a suitable doctoral project which can be completed within three years.

The requirement for this position is a diploma or masters degree in engineering, applied mathematics, physics or a similar subject. Desired are very good skills in mechanics, computational mechanics, numerical mathematics and finite element methods as well as a successful record of working independently.

The AICES graduate school was established under the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments to promote novel research and training in the field of computational engineering science. The school is a collaboration of 15 university institutes, the J├╝lich Supercomputer Center, and the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research. Aices organizes the doctoral education of ca. 80 students, as well as about 12 independent junior research groups. AICES provides excellent computational facilities and a dynamic service team. The working language is English.

The candidate will be employed as a regular employee. The candidate must meet required personal qualifications. The position is to be filled by 01.01.2010 and is for a fixed term until December 2012. The standard weekly hours will be 39,83 hours. Salary is according to TV-L E 13.

Application materials (personal statement, CV, transcripts,list of publications) should be sent to:

If electronic application is not possible, please send the application material to:

Docotral Position in Computational Mechanics
AICES, RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany

Applications will be considered starting November 1, 2009 until the position is filled. For further information, please contact:

Dr. Nicole Faber,, Tel. +49-241-80-99130.

Dr. Roger Sauer,, Tel. +49-241-80-99132.

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