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Postdoc (f/m) with focus on quality assessment in CFD-development and scale-resolving methods
The Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics (TFD) invites applications for a position as a
Postdoc (f/m) with focus on quality assessment
in CFD-development and scale-resolving methods
(salary scale 13 TV-L, 100 %)
to be appointed as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 5 years. A habilitation is possible.
The Postdoctoral position is part of the junior research group Multiphysics of Turbulent Flows which models the
influence of turbulence and transitional flows on the aerodynamics of turbomachinery. The group focuses on the
investigation of the physics of turbulence using scale-resolving numerical methods (DNS, LES) and on the application
of this knowledge to the development of physical RANS models for the turbomachinery CFD design-code TRACE.
The development of TRACE is conducted in close cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), MTU Aero
Engines AG, and university partners. Within the cooperation on TRACE, TFD coordinates the two-equation RANS
model development of all partners and assure the models‘ quality.
Responsibilities and duties
The postdoc will contribute to collaborative research projects by investigating turbulent and transitional flows over
rough surfaces with scale-resolving simulations. Contributions are expected to the development of the institute‘s
scientific agenda through high quality international scientific publications and through raising third-party funding.
The postdoc will be responsible for setting up a quality assessment process for the RANS model development in close
accordance with the partners, its implementation, and its execution.
The position requires a relevant doctoral degree and the ability to conduct high-level scientific research on the
specified subject. A proven track record in international scientific publishing is especially valued. Applicants should
have a documented experience in the development of CFD-methods. A strong background in the pyhsics of turbulent
flows and in scale-resolving methods will be a plus. The duties of the postdoc require excellent communicative skills
and cooperative work habits. Knowledge of the German language is beneficial. Very good knowledge of English
language is expexcted.
The postdoc will be part of a young and motivated research team with a coherent scientific agenda in turbulence
research and reduced-order model development for turbomachinery applications. Several compressor and turbine
test rigs provide ample opportunities for model validation under realistic conditions at TFD and particularly at the
new laboratory on "Dynamics of Energy Conversion" to be commissioned in 2019. We offer a unique mixture of
publicly funded basic research and a close collaboration with industrial partners.
Part-time employment is possible.
As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover intends to promote women and men in the context
of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified
applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.
For further information, please contact Dr.-Ing. Florian Herbst (Tel. 0511 762-17861), who will be pleased to assist.
Please send your application with the usual documents and papers by March 2, 2018 in electronical form to: Herbst@tfd.uni-hannover.de
or by postal mail to: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Turbomaschinen und Fluid-Dynamik (TFD)
Appelstraße 9, 30167 Hannover http://www.uni-hannover.de/jobs
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