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Job posted by JKU Linz (19/11/2012 11.21)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Position for a Marie-Curie postdoc at Linz, Austria

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The Institute of Applied Geometry at Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) has an opening for one 1-year postdoc position (experienced researcher 4-10 years experience) under an EU 7 FP People Programme Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP) on "Exact and Adaptive Modeling and Simulation of the Air Passage of Aircraft Engines" (EXAMPLE).


The interaction between the processes of design and analysis of mechanical components is at the core of industrial engineering. In particular, in the very specialized and competitive field of designing highlyefficient aircraft engines, a myriad of optimization loops are required to fully exploit the entire potential of efficiency with respect to various mechanical, aerodynamic and thermal objectives.

On the one hand, the design process is performed with the help of suitable software tools, which represent the field of Computer Aided Design (CAD). In aircraft engine design, a combination of commercial products with highly specialized in-house software tools is used. On the other hand, the analysis process relies on software from the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE).

The interaction of these tools, which is needed for optimizing the engineering design with respect to various criteria, is not very well supported by the currently used mathematical technology for geometric design and numerical simulation. The main objective of the EXAMPLE project is as follows:
Improve the design and analysis processes for the air passage of aircraft engines by enhancing the existing mathematical technology using the new approach of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA).
IGA which was proposed by T.J.R Hughes et al. in 2005.
This objective will be achieved by combing expertise of the academic partner JKU on IGA, which was acquired during a previous European project on IGA, with the experience on design and analysis of aircraft engines which is available at the industrial partner MTU.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Mathematics - Computational mathematics

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

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Recognised Researcher (R2)


The contract is governed by the Austrian "Kollektivvertrag für die ArbeitnehmerInnen der Universitäten".
In addition the employees will enjoy the benefits of the Marie Curie scheme (Mobility allowance).

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Eligibility requirements to the Marie-Curie IAPP scheme include that the candidates have not spent more than 12 months in Austria in the 3 years immediately preceding the appointment for this position.


Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Mathematics
Sub Research Field Computational mathematics
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
Required Education Level
Degree Field Mathematics
Additional Requirements
Experience with isogemetric analysis
Required Education Level
Degree PhD or equivalent
Required Research Experiences
Years of Research Experience 3
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JKU Linz

Applied Geometry
Altenbergerstr. 69
4040 - Linz
email monika.bayer@jku.at