The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers within the division 'Numerical Methods of Plasma Physics' (NMPP) a postdoc position for computational scientist (m/f/d).
The NMPP division is developing the geometric gyrokinetic Particle-In-Cell Code GEMPICX based on structure preserving Finite Element methods for the field solvers. The code targets very large High Performance Computers and is written in C++ based on the AMReX framework. You will be involved in the development of this code both from the implementation and algorithmic viewpoints, involving the development and implementation of new numerical methods and models.
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.