JOB OPENING: postdoctoral position in computational plasma physics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

November 18, 2020, from Natasha Jeffrey

The Institute for Theoretical Physics I of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Bochum, Germany) invites applications from candidates (m/f/d) with interest in multi-scale plasma processes (magnetic reconnection, turbulence, instabilities) in the heliospheric environment, and in innovative numerical methods for the simulation of plasmas.

The ideal candidate (m/f/d) should be very familiar with at least three of the following items:

plasma physics, space physics
numerical methods for plasma simulations: kinetic (preferentially PIC) or MHD
computer programming in Python, C and/or C++
High Performance Computing, parallel programming
solar, magnetospheric and/or solar wind data analysis (simulation and/ or observations)

The candidate (m/f/d) is expected to work well in an international environment and to participate in the teaching activities of the group.

For more information, please contact Maria Elena Innocenti at and refer to

To apply, please send a CV, list of publication and statement of research interest (~ 1 page) to

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they are underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome


A Ph.D. in space physics or similar discipline is required

Ad data

Type of employment
Full time
Period of employment
three years
E13 in the German salary scale
Application deadline
Thursday, 3rd of December 2020 – 11:59PM
Application mail