Numerical Methods Engineer position

The Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University ( is a creative synergy of honorary professors, ambitious scientists, and students. In a decade of joint work, we have grown from a small laboratory into a large international scientific center, where the most relevant scientific directions are developed, and educational programs are implemented.

We are looking for a Physics and Mathematics spesialist with Python / C ++ programming skills and a specialization in computational physics or numerical methods. The vacancy is aimed at prospective graduate students of the department.


  • working with commercial packages and open source libraries;
  • development of individual methods and code for modeling physical problems in the field of optics and solid-state physics, solved in terms of the theoretical division projects of the department;
  • assistance to students, graduate students and researchers in creating and launching models both in commercial software and in codes of our own design;
  • preparation of scientific publications and applications for grants and project reports;
  • assistance in one of the training courses of the department.


  • Higher education in physics, mathematical physics, or numerical methods;
  • the ability to write effective code in Python or C ++;
  • the ability to work with scientific literature in English and write texts in the field of research on Russian and English;
  • a wish to develop and learn; 
  • share our principles and values.

Nice to have:

  • prior experience with the finite element method in challenges of wave propagation and diffraction;
  • multiprogramming skills;
  • prior experience with commercial packages in the field of modeling electromagnetic and transport phenomena (in particular, Comsol);
  • scientific work in the field of computational physics, numerical methods, or mathematical physics.


  • young and friendly team, charitable atmosphere;
  • communication with recognized experts in the subject area, professional competence of colleagues, international collaborations;
  • opportunity to suggest ideas and be heard;
  • participation in international scientific conferences;
  • work on high-tech modern laboratory equipment;
  • corporate English for employees;
  • work in the historical center of St. Petersburg;
  • corporate events;
  • opportunities for professional development and salary growth. 

When submitting a response via the website, please, attach one PDF which contain CV and a cover letter indicating your research experience and current research interests.