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[Met-jobs] Numerical developer/scientist for avalanche simulations - BFW Innsbruck, Austria

From JT Fischer <>
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Date Wed, 4 Mar 2020 09:37:27 +0000

Dear Met-jobs members,

We are looking to appoint a "Numerical developer/scientist for
avalanche simulations".

The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) is a federal,
multidisciplinary research and education centre. It currently employs
approximately 300 people and consists of six departments, which cover a
broad array of topics. The Department of Natural Hazards in Innsbruck
has 30 staff members and is dedicated to the development of practice-
oriented methods for the sustainable protection of settlements and
infrastructure against Alpine natural hazards. In the Snow and
Avalanche Division, we investigate the properties of the snow cover and
dynamics of avalanches on different scales. In cooperation with the
Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control (WLV) seek to
fill a position as:

Numerical developer/scientist for avalanche simulations

within the project “AvaFrame - The open avalanche simulation
framework”. We aim at developing and providing the next generation mass
flow simulation tool for avalanches.

As a numerical scientist in the AvaFrame project, you will foster and
expedite the use and implementation of existing and novel numerical
methods to solve the equations of avalanche motion for scientific and
practical applications.

Job Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development of a novel simulation software for
gravitational mass flows
- Develop and implement numerical schemes and solvers
- Design, develop, test and debug numerics and applications for
operational use
- Publish and present your work in scientific journals and at
international conferences

Job Requirements:
- University degree in computer science, mathematics or a related field
of natural sciences
- High coding skills in Python, C++ or similar
- High proficiency in handling, analysing and communicating /
visualising complex data
- Base knowledge about modern code administration / software
- Experience with mathematical modelling big data and/or application
- Experience with mathematical solvers in the framework of
computational fluid dynamics / continuum mechanics (PDE / EOM /
Transport-Equations / Shallow-Water)
- (Optional) Experience in the setup and administration of open source
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, very good language
skills in written and spoken English; German language skills beneficial
(at least the readiness to acquire them)
- Strong team skills, flexibility and readiness to initiate and work
within international collaborations and liaising with other scientists
and practitioners

We offer a challenging position in a stimulating environment and the
opportunity to develop your research career in the small and
fascinating field of snow and avalanche research. Fixed term
appointment for 3 years. Salary starting from € 2.917,2, - (minimum
depending on prior experience, full-time, labour grading v 1/1),
according to the Austrian Contractual Employee Act.

If you any additional information regarding the position or the
project, please contact: Dr. Jan-Thomas Fischer or Mag. Felix Oesterle
(tel. +43 512 573 933 5102 / +43 512 58 42 00-43, email / Submit your
application including CV and motivation letter via email ( until 1.03.2020.

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