PhD position in Environmental Simulation for climate-adapted planning via EURAXESS

VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality

Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹


We offer a position for a PhD-student (f/m/d) who will support our research and development in the field of environmental simulation. The results will be integrated into the VRVis Software Visdom which is a proven solution for decision support in climate change adaption and disaster management. More information about us and Visdom on our website

You will join our Integrated Simulations R&D-team of highly motivated researchers and software engineers who enjoy finding innovative solutions in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.

Your job

  • Research for fast simulation methods on a microclimate scale (water, heat, wind)
  • First year: Modelling of blue-green climate adaptation measures and adding a water quality simulation component to our 2D shallow water solver

More Information


  • Flexible working hours, home office option, well-equipped workplace
  • Working on one of the most pressing challenges of our time, contributing to climate change adaption and disaster management, by providing society with simulation tools for a better understanding of future scenarios and the impact of decisions to be made
  • Option of conference travel to present your work
  • Location: Vienna / Austria, office easily accessible by means of public transport (U1 subway stop VIC)
  • Salary according to collective labor agreement (IT-Kollektivvertrag) including bonus for 13th and 14th month (monthly min. FT 2635, – EUR) with overpay depending on qualification and previous professional experience
  • Supportive atmosphere in an inclusive team
  • Option to start your PhD at our scientific partner TU Wien if you should not yet participate in a PhD program

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Offer Requirements


Your background

  • A master’s degree in mathematics, physics, environmental engineering, computer science, or a related field with a focus on numerical problem solving, modelling, and simulation
  • Practical knowledge of numerical schemes to solve partial differential equations
  • Good understanding of the mathematical theory behind fluid dynamics
  • Good programming skills
  • Good knowledge of English in speaking and writing; German is appreciated, but not required

Nice to have

  • Experience in applying AI-techniques
  • Experience with GPU programming (CUDA)
  • Experience in microclimate modelling





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development