ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation


Department Materials Informatics and Data Science


Postdoctoral position (f/m/d)

Micromechanical analysis of dislocation networks at dynamic ɣ/ɣ’ interfaces

Research group of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Markus Stricker

The Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in the field of material science in Germany. The RUB draws its strengths from the wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines located at a single coherent campus and thus providing an excellent infrastructure for interdisciplinary research projects. This highly dynamic setting provides a leverage effect enabling students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

From the next possible date until 31 December 2023, we offer a postdoctoral research position at the in a subproject of the collaborative research center “SFB TR103 from atoms to turbine blades – a scientific basis for a new generation of single crystal superalloys”. The subproject is situated at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) in the group of Prof. Stricker (Materials Informatics and Data Sciences) and aims to improve the understanding of the interactions of dislocations with dynamic ɣ/ɣ’ interfaces.

To study the dynamic interaction of dislocations with interfaces, the candidate will use Discrete Dislocation Dynamics coupled to a phase field code. Simulation outcomes will be assessed in close collaboration with experimental groups.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with the following qualifications. At least two out of the following three are required, supported by an appropriate track record.

  • Background in computational materials science with applications in plasticity, ideally based on Discrete Dislocation Dynamics and/or Phase Field modeling
  • Experience in programming with compiled languages (FORTRAN/C++)
  • Proficiency in deriving physical models and their implementation in computer code

Preferable skills include

  • Experience with the Python programming language
  • Experience in coupling mixed language codes
  • Experience with Linux/Unix environments
  • Experience in modeling diffusion

Apart from professional skills, fluent English, both written and oral, is strictly required.

Please send your complete and informative application documents (informative cover letter, 1 page motivational letter, CV with certificates, 3 publications) as one pdf file to Jun.-Prof. Dr.- Ing. Markus Stricker markus.stricker@rub.de until the 30th of September 2021.

Please note that travel expenses, accommodation costs and loss of earnings for interviews are not reimbursed.

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Contact details

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Markus Stricker
Location: ICAMS, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 3229377