Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Research Software Engineering

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg

Type of Job


Complex Systems Computer Science Mathematics

Job Code: MaRDI2

Job offer from September 10, 2021

The Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg is inviting applications as a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d).

Job description

The position is part of the third-party funded NFDI Consortium “Mathematical Research Data Initiative” (MaRDI), representing the field of mathematics in the German National Research Data  Initiative (NFDI). The designated goal is to realize the FAIR Data Principles across the entire field of mathematics and its applications. The aims and scope of the open position are the  description and design of FAIR Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) workflows.

Type of position

Full-time position as researcher (m/f/d) / research software engineer (m/f/d)

Starting date

As soon as possible but no earlier than January 1, 2022.


The position is limited until December 31, 2023, with the option of a 2-year extension.

Expected requirements

We expect

  • An above average PhD in mathematics or a related field,
  • Ability to perform independent scientific work, problem solving, and presentation of results,
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the areas of
    • Research data management and research software engineering,
    • Knowledge of partial differential equation numerics and CSE.

We offer

A warm working atmosphere in an international and interdisciplinary team with challenging research questions and access to high quality software and hardware resources. In addition, we offer opportunities for work-life balance and health promotion.


The payment corresponds to the guidelines of the collective agreement for the public service (E13 TVöD-Bund) including corresponding social benefits.


Applicants please send their documents (preferably by E-Mail) with the reference " MaRDI2 " to the following contact:

Prof. Dr. Peter Benner
Sandtorstraße 1
39106 Magdeburg


The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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