For the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory of the Hamburg University of Technology for the earliest possible date, we are looking for a:

PhD STUDENT  (m/f/d)


Part-time (75%) for 36 months. The remuneration is in accordance with TV-L 13  .

No.: 2521WM8

The transfer of energy by the free-surface waves is important for the coupled atmosphere-ocean system and one focal aspect of the DFG-sponsored TRR 181 "Energy Transfer in Atmosphere and Ocean". The present collaborative project is concerned with experimental (WP1) as well as numerical (WP2) studies into unknown details of the energy transfer mechanisms in the vicinity of the ocean surface which will prepare a supplementary modelling of this energy transfer in general circulation models (WP3).


  • Your efforts will contribute to exploit and develop techniques to identify the physics controlling air-sea energy fluxes and quantify the mechanical energy budget within the coupled atmospheric/oceanic boundary layers.
  • We are looking for a researcher who will be responsible for the mathematical and numerical modelling in WP2 using advanced multi-phase flow techniques. The candidate is expected to closely collaborate with experimental efforts under the aegis of WP1 and participate in measurement campaigns.
  • Results will feed into an improved model of phase-averaged momentum equations in future circulation models.


  • Excellent Master Dregree in Mech. Engineering, Oceanography or Applied Mathematics or Scientific Computing, with a clear focus on computational fluid dynamics preferably using finite volume methods
  • Background and knowledge of High-Performance Computing methods in CSE; sound background in physics of fluids
  • Proven language capabilities and publication record as well as excellent communication and team working skills.
  • Experience in the use of HPC-Systems, Coding Competencies in FORTRAN, PYTHON, C++.


  • Academic qualification and opportunity to do gain doctorate
  • Participation in structured education and training programs
  • Inter-disciplinary/methodological collaborative research at the forefront of current scientific issues of relevance

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Rung

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability.

We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they are given priority with the same suitability, qualifications, and professional performance.

Please submit your transcripts, CV, your letter of motivation and one or two letters of recommendation to the application portal indicated below. Please submit your transcripts, CV, your letter of motivation and one or two letters of recommendation to the application portal indicated below. We look forward to receiving your online application by 27.01.2021

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