Hiring Policy

The Chair of Fluid Dynamics regularly offers open positions to be filled by post-graduate students and post-docs. If you have a Master or equal degree or rather a PhD in the fields of mechanical engineering, physics or mathematics and you have excellent knowledge in mechanics/fluid mechanics, physics and mathematics it is strongly recommended to send a speculative application.

We ask for your understanding that we may only consider complete applications, which are within the topical spectrum of the Chair of Fluid Dynamics. Note that we only conduct theoretical and numerical fluid flow research. Experimental fluid dynamics is outside of our scope.

Applications may be submitted in written form as well as electronically to . It is absolutely mandatory to have ALL the following documents attached to the application:

  • Degree certificates (final Bachelor and Master or equivalent degree and transcripts of ALL semesters); foreign certificates need to be approved in some cases once the decision for the position is made, however not for the first application; grades need to be clearly identifiable.
  • Complete and detailed CV including relevant special knowledges; if applicable list of publication, pre-prints of publications, reports and list of attended conferences
  • Addresses of three possible referees including e-mail addresses; referee reports may not be attached; we may contact them if necessary.
  • The faculty of Mechanical Engineering has decided that all foreign students need to qualify for the PhD program through a WES certificate (Course-by-Course evaluation, www.wes.org). This is to guarantee equivalence with German degrees. Without this certificate you may not be enrolled. For the first application the WES certificate need not be attached.

Once a preliminary decision for a position in the Chair of Fluid Dynamics is made we will contact you in order to fix your starting date.

Please send electronic documents as pdf or doc files only.

We are looking forward to your application.