Bavaria, Germany
Date Posted
16 Oct 2024

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PhD Project

PhD Position in Computational Rheology

Bavaria, Germany
16 Oct 2024

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Position Description

The newly established research group “Fluid Dynamics of Complex Biosystems” headed by Prof. Dr. Natalie Germann has an open PhD position in the field of computational rheology.


The research of Professor Germann’s fluid dynamics group focuses on the rheology of viscoelastic fluids that are of industrial relevance (e.g. wormlike micelles, polymeric solutions). The reason for the unusual rheological properties of viscoelastic fluids is their microstructural dynamics. To establish a more fundamental understanding of viscoelastic fluids, her research group investigates the relationship between their rheology and their microstructure. The research approach combines thermodynamic modeling and numerical simulation with laboratory experiments. More information about Professor Germann’s fluid dynamics group can be found at


We are looking for talented individuals who are excited about research. The applicant should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in applied mathematics or physics. He/she should have a solid background in fluid mechanics. The project will mainly involve the numerical solution and analysis of viscoelastic fluid models. Previous experience with numerical simulations is required. Programming skills in Fortran 95 are beneficial. Fluent spoken and written English is expected.


The Technische Universität von München (TUM) is one of the most renowned universities in Europe. We are offering excellent working conditions in a highly international research environment. The salary is in accordance to the Public Sector Collective Agreement on Länder (TV-L E13/50%). The position is available at the earliest possible date for an initial period of two years, the second year being contingent on satisfactory progress. Continuation of the appointment beyond this period of time is intended.

How to Apply

Please send your application by electronic mail and preferably in one single pdf-document to For full consideration, the application should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, copies of all educational certificates and transcripts of records, a summary of previous research, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline for application is December 31, 2014. Early applications are encouraged; applications may be processed as they are received. TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification. Prof. Dr. Natalie Germann Assistant Professor for Fluid Dynamics of Complex Biosystems Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan Technische Universität München Maximus-von-Imhof-Forum 2 Room O49 85354 Freising / Germany Phone: +49.8161.71.3785 Email: Website:

Position Category: Other. Position Type: PhD Project.