Readvertiment: Postdoctoral fellowships in computational fluid mechanics

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of computational fluid and solid mechanics.

The fellowship will start on 15 June 2024, or as soon as possible after and is open for two years.

The fellowship will focus on reactive transport and flow in porous media and will be part of the ESS (European Spallation Source) lighthouse SOLID (, which looks to exploit the synergy in methods and sciences across materials science, geoscience, bone research, forensics and archeology. SOLID is a highly interdisciplinary research center that offers excellent opportunities to collaborate across a broad range of research areas.

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, and creative scientist interested in working in a strong interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate must have strong programming skills and preferably direct experience with the modeling and simulations of fluid or solid mechanics (for example by use of finite element/volume methods, discrete element methods or kinetic methods). Excellent English skills, both written and oral are required. The successful candidates must hold a PhD degree in either computer science, Earth sciences, mathematics, physics, or in related disciplines.

The transport of solutes and particles plays a key role in a broad range of natural and industrial porous media. In nature, porous flow controls the formation and weathering of rock, the erosion and deposition of soil, water transport through aquifers, etc. Single- and multiphase fluid migration in complex geometries may result in non-trivial dispersion mechanisms and surface reactions. The aim of this project is to use computer simulation to better understand the complexity of flow, surface reactions and non-trivial dispersion in porous media.

Our group and research environment
The successful applicant will be located at the Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen, in the Biocomplexity section. The section is a highly interdisciplinary environment, which offers fantastic scientific and social interactions with a large group of talented researchers. The postdoc also has a chance of interacting with master and PhD students to develop supervision and teaching experiences.

The postdoc’s duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Joachim Mathiesen (

Further information on the Department is linked at

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list

The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 March 2024, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 17-03-2024
Employment start: 15-06-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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