RWTH Aachen - Research Training Group "Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics"
Applications are invited for ten doctoral positions in mathematics within the Research Training Group "Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics" at RWTH Aachen University. The program will provide doctoral researchers with a high-quality education in analysis, modeling, and numerics in the fields of nonlinear partial differential equations and applied mathematics. Carefully selected research projects---tied together by the use of energy and/or entropy functionals and their dissipation mechanisms as a tool for understanding the properties of the system and the admissible dynamics---will introduce doctoral researchers to relevant and challenging topics at the forefront of current mathematical research.
Employment will be for three years, starting in October 2017 or later. Doctoral researchers will be employed in accordance with the collective agreement TV-L, which in particular specifies the salary. The positions are funded by Deutsche Forschungemeinschaft (DFG).
Doctoral researchers will work on a numerical or theoretical research project, participate in the activities of the Research Training Group, and pursue a doctoral degree.
Applications must be written in English or German and should be emailed to email@example.com containing in a single .pdf-file the
transcript (list of all courses including grades),
and copies of degree certificates.
Applicants are asked to inform themselves beforehand about the spectrum of possible Ph.D. topics (see https://www.eddy.rwth-aachen.de/projects/) and to state and explain their preferences in their cover letter. Additionally, two letters of recommendation by senior scientists, commenting on the applicant's qualifications, should be sent directly to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the Research Training Group aims to promote excellent female doctoral researchers, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
We are looking for highly motivated, excellent candidates with strong mathematical skills and interest in applied mathematics. Applicants must hold a master's or equivalent degree in mathematics or a related field. Knowledge in numerics of hyperbolic or kinetic equations and/or analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations is required, as is fluency in both written and spoken English.
What we offer:
The position is for 3 years and is to be filled by October 1, 2017. Funding is provided by Deutsche Forschungsgemeninschaft (DFG) via Research Training Group "Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics." This is a part-time position (75% of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees).
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
How to apply:
For further details, please contact
Prof. Dr. Michael Westdickenberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94569
Fax: +49 (0) 241 80-92323
Please send your application by September 9, 2017 to
Lehrstuhl für Mathematik (Analysis)
RWTH Aachen University
You can also send your application via email to email@example.com. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.