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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology CRC 1173
Sonderforschungsbereich 1173
76131 Karlsruhe


The Collaborative Research Center “Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics” (CRC 1173), is currently seeking to recruit, starting November 1st, 2021, limited to four years, a

Junior Research Group Leader in Analysis (f/m/d)

with a research focus on Partial Differential Equations related to wave phenomena.

The CRC is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its goal is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics, see for a list of participating scientists and project descriptions.

The CRC promotes outstanding young scientists on their path towards a scientific career. The Junior Research Group Leader will independently develop her/his own research project. The successful candidate can apply to become a KIT Associate Fellow allowing to supervise doctoral researchers.

The position is endowed with a PhD position and includes a budget for travel and guests. It is temporary and guaranteed for four years. Depending on the success of the Junior Research Group Leader the position can be extended for another two years.

You must have a PhD in mathematics, some international research and postdoctoral experience, and you are in an early stage of your scientific career (ideally between two and about four years after having obtained your doctorate). You have demonstrated your scientific independence by excellent publications in Analysis of Partial Differential Equations.

We offer an attractive and modern workplace with access to excellent facilities of KIT, diverse and responsible tasks, a wide scope of advanced training options, supplementary pension with the VBL (Pension Authority for Employees in the Public Service Sector), flexible working time models, a job ticket (BW) allowance, and a cafeteria/canteen.

KIT is a family-friendly university with childcare and various support programs for families.

Further details can be found on our website:

KIT - The Research University in the Helmholtz Association

Application Instructions

Applicants provide one pdf document which includes a CV, a research part of max. five pages consisting of a research plan, potential collaborations within the CRC, and suggestions for a PhD project. The document is supplemented by contact information for at least one letter of recommendation, and web links to all publications including the PhD thesis.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If equally qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.

Please apply online via until June 25th, 2021. For further information, please contact Prof. Marlis Hochbruck, or Ms Laurette Lauffer,

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