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RWTH Aachen University
Department of Mathematics
Pontdriesch 14-16
52062 Aachen

The Department of Mathematics at RWTH Aachen University
( invites applications for a
PhD position in "Numerical analysis of stochastic differential
equations and data assimilation" under the primary supervision of
Håkon Hoel, Junior Professor at the Chair of Mathematics for
Uncertainty Quantification (MATH4UQ).

We offer a research-oriented position at an international and
stimulating work environment with highly skilled colleagues at MATH4UQ.
The position is funded for up to 3 years on the salary scale TV-L at
75%, and it comes with a teaching load of 3 hours weekly during the

The task and duties of the position consist of mathematical modeling,
analysis and development of numerical methods for solving practically
relevant problems in data assimilation, molecular dynamics and
mathematical finance with uncertainties in the forward model and/or
the measurement data. It is also expected that you will attend and
present recent research findings at international conferences.


• Master-degree or equivalent in mathematics or computational science,

• strong technical background in mathematics and computational

• good English language skills,

• good grades.

As an equal opportunity employer, RWTH particularly encourages
applications from groups that are underrepresented in
academia. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with
essentially the same qualifications.

Official announcement at RWTH:

For any further inquiries about the position, please contact Håkon
Hoel (

Application Instructions

The application should consist of the following documents put together
as ONE pdf file:

• a brief letter of motivation with a description of scientific
  interests (maximum 1 page),

• CV,

• transcript of bachelor- and master level studies,

• contact details of at least two references.

Please send the application to Håkon Hoel (

Deadline: for full consideration, please apply by November 15th 2020,
but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The
starting date is as soon as possible after November 15th 2020.

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Dr. Hakon Hoel