PhD and PostDoc Opportunities in Chemo-Mechanical, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Europe

PhD in Germany, International Max Planck Research School

PhD and PostDoc Opportunities: Join the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in advancing the understanding and design of nanostructured materials through chemo-mechanical modeling. Explore the world of materials science, phase transformations, and fracture while collaborating with academic and industrial partners on groundbreaking research.

Designation: PhD and Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Area: Chemo-Mechanical Modeling

Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Europe


  • Hold a master’s degree in engineering or physics with a focus on materials science, mechanical engineering, or numerical modeling.
  • Possess knowledge in materials science, phase transformation, thermodynamics, and solid mechanics.
  • Practical programming experience.
  • Ideally, have knowledge in one or more of the following fields: dislocation theory, materials for energy storage, numerical methods, Fortran, Python + NumPy, or Julia, and electrochemistry.

Job Description:

PhD and PostDoc Opportunities in Chemo-Mechanical Modeling with DAMASK

  • Develop a chemo-mechanical model incorporating phase transformation and fracture for implementation in the Düsseldorf Advanced Material Simulation Kit (DAMASK).
  • Investigate hydrogen embrittlement in steels using the new simulation tool.
  • Collaborate with academic and industrial partners from Europe.
  • Project duration: 4 years.

What We Offer: In total, three positions are available, and the work distribution and contract duration will be determined based on the candidates’ expertise.

The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality, welcoming applications from all backgrounds.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can contact:

For inquiries or to apply directly, please provide a motivation letter, transcript of records, and CV.

Last Date for Apply: Open until positions are filled

Join us in pushing the boundaries of chemo-mechanical modeling and make a meaningful impact on materials research. Your expertise can contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in the field. Apply today and be part of our dynamic, collaborative team.



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