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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). 

Research Assistant/Associate

Work­ing field:

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.

How to ap­ply:

For fur­ther details, please con­tact
Prof. Dr. Michael West­dick­en­berg
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94569
Fax: +49 (0) 241 80-92323
Prof. Dr. Michael Herty
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94510
Fax: +49 (0) 241 80-92515

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please visit our web­site at:

Applications must be writ­ten in Eng­lish or Ger­man and should be emailed to con­tain­ing in a single .pdf-file the

  • com­pleted applic­a­tion form (down­load at,
  • cover let­ter explain­ing motiv­a­tion,
  • cur­riculum vitae,
  • sum­mary of mas­ter's thesis,
  • 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 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

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
Tem­pler­g­raben 55
52062 Aachen

You can also send your applic­a­tion via email to 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.