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Research expert COOLFluiD Leuven Belgium,  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 26 August 2017

Project Description


For the Plasma-astrophysics Section we are looking for a research expert to
  • manage the further development and optimization of COOLFluiD;
  • complement and maintain the documentation of the code, incl. the maintenance of the website, open source repository, Twitter account, etc.
  • promote the project worldwide and conduct active networking;
  • manage the user group of COOLFluiD, provide training sessions for users, provide technical support to users in the different applications;
  • contribute to the reporting and dissemination of the research results, incl. scientific publications and presentation on international meetings;
  • take the lead in the detection of new validation opportunities and write project proposals to attract funding (ESA, NASA, AFRL, PRACE,...);
  • manage the COOLFluiD based research projects.


The candidate must have a profound knowledge of COOLFluiD and the numerical techniques implemented in it as well as other relevant numerical techniques. He/she must have ample experience in programming, providing technical support, supervising PhD and postdoctoral researchers, and project management. He/she should have leader capacities, be a team player and have networking skills.


A function as research expert as a research management staff member at KU Leuven. This is an academic staff (BAP) category that allows staff members
to develop a full career at the university as specialists in a particular research area.


3000 Leuven, Belgium

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