Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Mathematics, Institute of Scientific Computing
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
2 Research Associates / PhD Students
At the Institute of Scientific Computing (IWR) and within the framework of the Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCMS), in the newly established interdisciplinary Mesoscale Material Modeling Group, two positions as Research Associate / PhD Student (Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L) are offered, with 75% to 100% of the full-time weekly hours starting preferably on March 1, 2021 for a total duration of 3 years. Extensions or variations of the total weekly hours may be considered. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualifications (e.g. PhD).
The position is framed within the project entitled “A mesoscale framework for the modeling of defects and interfaces in crystals”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG - Emmy Noether Programme) and headed by Dr. Marco Salvalaglio. This project addresses the mesoscale modeling of crystalline systems. It builds on the phase-field crystal (PFC) model and its amplitude expansion (APFC), which provide convenient coarse-grained descriptions of crystalline structures. It aims at i) delivering novel theoretical tools that bridge micro- and macroscopic features while studying crystals accounting for real material properties, ii) overcoming limitations of current state-of-the-art theoretical approaches in this field through new and hybrid approaches, iii) enabling applications to technology-relevant crystalline systems and related open problems in materials science.
Collaborations with internationally renowned researchers in the field are planned. Exchanges and short research stays abroad may be arranged. Within the DCMS framework, the PhD student will also have the possibility to choose the main subject for her/his PhD (within compatible ones). The activity will be mostly based at IWR, TU-Dresden. This university is among the top universities in Germany and Europe and one of the eleven German ”University of Excellence”. Moreover, Dresden is one of the most beautiful towns in Germany and evolved in recent years to both an internationally recognized scientific center and a renowned tourist destination. It uniquely combines an outstanding scientific environment, a vivid cultural scene, wonderful nature and affordable costs of living.