Doctoral Research Associate in Analysis and Numerics

University of Münster Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science


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The Applied Mathematics: Institute for Analysis and Numerics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/ Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin
(part-time 75%, salary level TV-L E 13)

at the earliest possible date. The position is available for the duration of three years and the successful candidate is expected to commence in summer 2021. Currently, the regular working time in Germany for full-time (100%) employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. Full-time employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.

The position is in Prof André Schlichting's research group and focuses on mathematical research in the dynamics of complex systems. Towards this goal, methods of partial differential equations and stochastic analysis are combined and optionally complemented by numerical analysis. The research will be suitable for a PhD thesis topic. The successful candidate will benefit from the stimulating environment and facilities of the Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure".

Requirement profile:

  •  a master's degree in mathematics (or a comparable degree)
  •  good skills in at least two of the fields of partial differential equations, stochastic analysis, calculus of variations, or general dynamical systems
  •  interest in the rigorous mathematical analysis of dynamics of complex systems, basic knowledge of optimal transport, large deviations or interacting particle systems and some programming skills would be welcomed
  •  ability to work independently and in a team
  •  a high level of motivation and enjoyment in scientific work
  •  good English communication skills
  •  German language skills are not a requirement but a willingness to learn would be desirable

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF-file (including the usual documents such as motivation letter, CV, bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates, names of possible referees) to The deadline for applications is 14 April 2021, but the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able to .

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