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Doctoral / Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) Research Training Group "Fracture across Scales"
Published(268 days ago)
Deadline for applications(203 days ago)
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)Metropolregion Nürnberg, Fürth, Erlangen
A new Research Training Group "Fracture across Scales" funded by the German Science Foundation will start on January 1st, 2019. FRASCAL aims to improve
understanding of fracture in brittle heterogeneous materials by developing simulation methods able to capture the multi scale nature of failure. The RTG 2423 offers
11 doctoral positions and 1 postdoctoral position. Project descriptions can be found at https://www.frascal.research.fau.eu/home/research/
The Central Institute for Scientific Computing (ZISC) is looking for
in the Metropolitan area Nürnberg/Fürth/Erlangen
What you can expect:
We will offer you the possibility to perform research within an interdisciplinary team in a highly innovative and active research area comprising mechanics, material sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Two principal advisors (PAs) will guide you as mentors through your research project. In addition to the research programme, FRASCAL‘s dedicated qualification programme will offer you mini lectures, soft skills training and RTG seminars, as well as RTG retreats, alumni & visitor workshops and mini symposia. For further details see https://www.frascal.research.fau.eu/qualification-programme/
Your work location is at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Remuneration is at E 13 TV-L (full-time) according to the German public service salary scale.
With one application, you may apply for up to three doctoral projects/the postdoctoral project within FRASCAL.
You are eligible to apply if:
you either hold or are about to obtain a M.Sc. degree/Doctoral degree in one of the following areas: mechanics, material sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, or in a closely related field
you are proficient in the English language; knowledge of the German language is welcome
you have strong interpersonal skills and are able to work in a team
letter of motivation (max. 1 page) including an order of preference for the projects you are applying for
copy of Master degree (if not yet available, please send Bachelor degree instead); if applying for the postdoctoral project: copy of Doctoral degree (if not yet available, please send Master degree instead)
academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
brief summary of Master‘s thesis/Doctoral thesis (max. 1 page)
letter/s of recommendation and publication list (if any)
Applications can be sent until 31st August, 2018 either by postal mail to:
In case of e-mail application, all the requested documents must be collected in a single pdf file that must not exceed 10 MB. If you have any questions concerning a specific project please contact the corresponding principal advisor.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!
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