The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2200 people.

For the Computational Fluid Dynamics Group, Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow (CFD specialist)

Your tasks

  • Development of (1) a numerical modelling for boiling and condensation which can be coupled with VOF method, and (2) a thin film model on a wall
  • Implementation of the developed models into the in-house unstructured finite volume CFD code T-Flows
  • Perform simulations of radio-nuclide transport in gas flow and at the liquid metal-gas Interface, for the EU project LESTO
  • Participate in the research project sponsored by swissnuclear

Your profile

  • You have a PhD degree related to CFD
  • You have experience of coding of CFD in C++ and/or Fortran language
  • You are highly motivated, you can work independently and strive to contribute with new ideas
  • You like to collaborate, enjoy teamwork and can clearly communicate in English with people from different backgrounds

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years, with the possibility for extension of maximum to 4 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Yohei Sato, phone +41 56 310 26 66.

Please submit your application online by 30 June 2024 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 7103-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland