Software-Engineering Position (m/f/d)

Job Summary

Science Engineering
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
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Job Description

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg invites applications for a Software-Engineering Position (m/f/d), Ref. 355 in the Planet and Star Formation Department.

The successful applicant will develop a code module for the numerical software toolkit PLUTO working in the group of Dr. Mario Flock in collaboration with Prof. Andrea Mignone from University of Torino. Expertise in the development of grid codes for either fluid / plasma dynamics, intermediate / advanced knowledge C/C++ as well as publication in this field of research are highly appreciated.

The goal is to develop a dedicated adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) module for the PLUTO code. This includes a serial and parallel block structured AMR routine for both fluid and particle modules at different dimensions and geometries.

Applicants should have a Master Degree in astrophysics, physics, software engineering, mathematics or a closely related field. A PhD is desirable but not a requirement for employment. The appointment will be for a period of two years. Funds for publications, travel and computer equipment will be provided.

The preferred starting date is June 1, 2023 or after. We offer very challenging tasks in an international working environment. Remuneration is in accordance with TVöD, depending on qualifications and professional experience, level EG 13. Social benefits are granted in accordance with the regulations of the civil service. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. If required, we support our employees in finding suitable childcare options. For questions concerning equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees at MPIA, please contact our equal opportunity officers ([email protected]). Regarding disability guidelines and regulations, please contact Ralf Launhardt [email protected].

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, software/code repository and a brief statement of research/code development. They should also provide at least two contact information who can provide references upon request. If you are interested, please apply by January 31, 2023 exclusively online at the following link: ONLINE APPLICATION

For more information please contact Dr. Mario Flock, E-mail: [email protected].

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Jan 12
Application Deadline
2023 Feb 09
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Dr. Mario Flock