Netherlands:PhD Position in Numerical Methods for Ultimate Turbulence Simulations at University of Twente.

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The Cluster of Applied Analysis and Computational Science (AACS) of the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, invites outstanding candidates to apply for this PhD position, to work on massively parallel numerical algorithms for simulating turbulent flows.
This project is part of a close collaboration with Physics groups at TUD, TUE and UT, aimed at experimental and computational analysis of ultimate regimes in turbulent flows. The PhD student will work under the guidance of Prof. Bernard Geurts (thesis promotor) and Dr. Mike Botchev.


The applicants are expected to have

  • MSc (or comparable) degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical, Chemical or Civil Engineering
  • strong background in Numerical Mathematics and Computational Science, high motivation in doing research in the field of Numerical Methods
  • excellent programming skills in Fortran 95/2003, experience with MPI.

Information and application:
Applications including your CV, list of grades, and a half-page page motivation why you want to work on this project, can be submitted by following the link “Klik hier om te solliciteren” below.
We will not consider incomplete or mass-mailed applications.
The application deadline is September 15, 2013.

If you have questions concerning the vacancy, please contact Prof. Bernard Geurts (b.j.geurts(at) or Dr. Mike Botchev (m.a.botchev(at)

Conditions of employment:

We offer a very challenging position in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. As a PhD candidate you will be offered a full-time (38 hours/week) position for four years, after which you should have completed your PhD thesis.

You will be employed by FOM. The employment regulations of FOM are laid down in the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Research Institutes  and the Implementation Regulations,  the gross monthly salary for a PhD increases from € 2062 in the first year to € 2638 in the final year plus a holiday allowance (8%), an end-year bonus (8.3% of the annual salary) and a number of additional benefits.

The University of Twente is a leading Dutch university and a member of the federation of the Dutch technical universities, with Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology as partners. It provides excellent campus facilities and offers an excellent international environment for developing young scientists both professionally and personally, including participation in courses and conferences.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies’ activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.

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