City:  Kaiserslautern
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Research assistant - development/application of leading simulation software

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research facilities in Germany and is the world's leading organisation for application-oriented research. Around 30,800 employees work on the annual research volume of 3.0 billion euros.  

The "Transport Processes" department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM is concerned with the modelling and efficient simulation of complex industrial problems for the design and optimisation of technical processes and products.

One focus is the development of the software tool MESHFREE for fluid and continuum mechanics applications, which has already been in productive use for several years with well-known industrial partners. Our goal: to make MESHFREE a permanent fixture on the market - with your support!


We present the exciting range of applications of our collaborative software development MESHFREE here:  MESHFREE Homepage


What you will do

  • Design and implementation of new algorithms in MESHFREE
  • Expansion of the software's quality management
  • Presentation and documentation of results
  • Acquisition and processing of projects with industrial partners or research institutions as part of a team 
  • Taking over individual topics after induction


What you bring to the table

  • University degree in mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science or similar 
  • Advanced programming skills in one or ideally several programming languages: Fortran, C/C++, Matlab and Python
  • Experience in scientific computing
  • Independent, creative and structured way of working 
  • High motivation, ability to work in a team, commitment and reliability
  • Very good German and English 



What you can expect

  • A varied, exciting job at the interface between research and application
  • Room for your own ideas and independent action
  • Personal development opportunities through a wide range of further training programmes
  • More good reasons to work at the Fraunhofer ITWM  can be found here Arbeiten beim Fraunhofer ITWM - Fraunhofer ITWM 


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Please contact us if you have any questions:

Dr. Jörg Kuhnert:

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM 


Requisition Number: 74764                


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