PostDoc and PhD positions

ExaHyPE - An Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine

(at Technische Universität München, University of Trento, Durham University, Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

ExaHyPE is a new project funded by the European Horizon 2020 initiative. ExaHyPE’s mission is to develop a novel simulation engine for hyperbolic PDE problems at exascale. Within the four-year project period, we tackle grand-challenge simulations in Seismology and Astrophysics. Applications include multi-physics earthquake events, exploration scenarios and seismic hazard assessment, as well as the collapse of a binary neutron star system with the anticipated gravitational wave signal. The underlying simulation engine will be based on high-order discontinuous Galerkin discretization on dynamically adaptive Cartesian grids

ExaHyPE brings together researchers in HPC, numerical mathematics, computational seismology and computational astrophysics on a highly interdisciplinary challenge. To join our ExaHyPE project team, we call for applications for the following positions:

Project Coordinator (PostDoc position):

In the ExaHyPE project, you will coordinate the joint research, software development and outreach, and you will work actively towards an interdisciplinary, networked, productive team. We are therefore looking for a postdoc researcher with excellent interdisciplinary background and strong motivation to drive cooperative research in an international team of young researchers. Ideally, you have worked with discontinuous Galerkin methods in HPC environments before, however, we see the ability and passion to integrate and learn new techniques as your most important qualification.

We offer an exciting four-year perspective of early-career research in an excellent international environment: we intend that the project coordinator will work two years at Technische Universität München and one year each at Durham University and at University of Trento.

Research Assistants:

At each of the university partners, we offer one or two positions as research assistant. All positions offer excellent research training opportunities to obtain a PhD degree. If you have earned your master degree (or will earn it in the near future) in a field related to computational science, high performance computing, seismology or astrophysics, please send your application to the ExaHyPE team (preferably as a single PDF document, to

The ExaHyPE partners are convinced that diversity in research groups (in terms of gender, nationality, etc.) helps to improve the quality of collaborative research – our joint recruiting procedure reflects this conviction. All partner universities and the ExaHyPE project provide dedicated support for researchers with families.


Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. To enable a project start at Oct 1, 2015, we request applications before June 30 (esp. for the coordinator position).

ExaHyPE Partners: