University Assistant Position at the Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery

One vacant position for a full-time University Assistant (m/f/d) at the Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery, in the Department Petroleum Engineering at the earliest possible date in a 4-year term of employment. Salary Group B1 according to the Uni-KV, monthly minimum salary excl. Szlg.: € 3.277,30 for 40 hours per week (14 x per year), actual classification is according to previous relevant experience.


Energy and environmental aspects of geoscience remain the greatest challenges that our society will face in the coming decades. To provide a numerical tool for energy transition (e.g. underground energy storage) and environmental protection (e.g. sub-surface integrity), we develop an open-source finite element code that enables us to simulate multi-physical processes in sub-surface such as fluid and heat transport, rock deformation and failure, and reactive transport. We are looking for a person who will further advance the method with either of the following topics:

  • crack propagation in porous materials
  • multi-phase/multi-component flow
  • multi-scale modeling


  • Engineering degree in one of the listed fields: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Science
  • Familiarity with numerical methods for solving PDE systems

Desired qualifications:

  • Good communication skills in English and team working capabilities
  • Experience in object oriented programming

And the link to the application website:$FILE/MBL%20042324%20-%20Stellenausschreibung_EN.pdf

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