PhD Position for Microclimate Simulations in Climate-Adapted Planning
VRVis, Austria’s largest research institute for Visual Computing, is looking for a skilled and creative mind! We offer an open-ended position for a computational scientist (f/m/d) developing and integrating fast microclimate simulations in the context of practical climate-sensitive planning. The results will be integrated into the software Visdom, VRVis’ simulation software solution for decision support in climate change adaptation and disaster management.
You will join our Integrated Simulations R&D-team of highly motivated researchers and software engineers who enjoy finding innovative solutions in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.
Research for fast numerical methods for microclimate simulation (heat, wind, water) for real-world use cases
Couple solutions with our existing water simulation in a decision support system
Publish your research results at renowned scientific venues
A master’s degree in computational science, mathematics, physics, environmental engineering, or a related field with a focus on numerical problem solving, modelling, and simulation
Good understanding of the mathematical theory behind fluid dynamics
Practical knowledge of numerical schemes to solve partial differential equations
Good skills and practical experience with programming in C++
Good knowledge of English in speaking and writing; German is appreciated, but not required
Nice to have
Experience with programming high-performance algorithms on parallel architectures
Open-ended contract, 40 hours per week, negotiable
Flexible working hours, home office option, well-equipped workplace
Working on one of the most pressing challenges of our time, contributing to climate change adaptation, e.g. by improving heavy rain and flood hazard maps in collaboration with domain experts and end users
Location: Vienna / Austria, office easily accessible by means of public transport (U1 subway stop VIC)
Salary according to collective labor agreement (IT-Kollektivvertrag) including bonus for 13th and 14th month (monthly full-time min. 2.854 EUR) with overpay depending on qual. and previous professional experience
Supportive atmosphere in an inclusive team
VRVis being an equal opportunity employer, would like to counter the lack of female researchers in the visual computing field. Therefore, we highly encourage female candidates to apply.Selection will take place on a rolling basis. We particularly invite female candidates to apply.
Your application should include:
Publication list, including talks, master thesis, projects that are available online, etc.