Research Assistant - 0.75 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen DFG funded position for PhD candidates

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Technische Universität Berlin
Street Line 1: 
Hardenbergstraße 36
Job Announcement Text: 

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - 0.75 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen DFG funded position for PhD candidates
under the reserve that funds are granted

Fakultät II - Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik
Reference number:
II-154/22 (starting at the earliest possible / until 30/04/25 / closing date for applications 31/07/22)

Working field: Performing analytical studies and hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical simulations of expanding superbubbles, in particular the Local Bubble. Calculations of the time-dependent evolution of the magnetic field structure for realistic background media, taking into account all physically relevant processes, which have significant influence on the distribution of the magnetic field, including instabilities. Subsequently, the implications for the transport of cosmic rays should be analysed.
Publications in peer-review journals as well as presentations on international conferences are an essential part of the tasks.

Requirements: Successfully completed university degee (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in Physics, Geophysics, Applied Mathematics or comparable disciplines; intensive knowledge of scientific programming and advanced skills in high-level programming languages like FORTRAN, C, Python or equivalents; very good knowledge of basics in astrophysics, electrodynamics and hydrodynamics; good knowledge in German and/or English required; willingness to learn the respective lacking language.

Desiderata: Experience in numerical modelling, specifically in compressible hydrodynamics, knowledge in the physics of the interstellar medium.

Please send your application with the reference number and the appropriate documents (letter of motivation, containing a description of your own research focus and interests, curriculum vitae, copies of your university certificates, as well as the names and data of two referees who are willing to provide a letter of reference) in a single pdf file, max 5 MB) by email to [email protected] and [email protected].

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: or quick access 214041.

To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - , Fakultät II, Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Prof. Dr. Dieter Breitschwerdt, Sekr. EW 8-1, Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin

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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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