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.
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 Forschungsgemeinschaft (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.
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 email@example.com.
Applications can be submitted anytime. The next selections will be made starting July 31, 2017.
As the Research Training Group aims to promote excellent female doctoral researchers, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please send your application by July 31, 2017 to
Lehrstuhl für Mathematik (Analysis)
RWTH Aachen University
You can also send your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.