Phd/doctoral Bielefeld, Germany Apply
Bielefeld University
IRTG 2235
Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld

The German–Korean International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2235 “Searching for the regular in the irregular: Analysis of singular and random systems” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), offers several PhD positions at Bielefeld University, starting October 1, 2022, or earlier.

The IRTG is a joint research program established by the Faculty of Mathematics at Bielefeld University, Germany, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Seoul National University, South Korea. In a truly international and competitive environment, doctoral students study singular and random systems.

The IRTG concentrates on advanced techniques from the mathematical field of analysis including geometric, stochastic and numerical analysis together with latest developments in neighboring fields such as mathematical physics and probability theory. The focus is on the mathematical analysis of problems which generically exhibit singular features or randomness. The topics include stochastic dynamics, stochastic partial differential equations, machine learning, nonlinear wave equations, integrodifferential equations, random matrices, generalized Dirichlet forms, analysis on manifolds and fractal metric spaces. The qualification program of the IRTG includes a structured course program in English and a six-months research stay at Seoul National University.

PhD students of the IRTG will be offered an E 13 TV-L (75%) position for up to 3 years.

Candidates should hold an excellent Master degree (or an equivalent degree) in Mathematics, Mathematical Physics or a neighboring field. Moreover, communication skills are important for a successful integration into the IRTG and the participating departments. Proficiency in English is required whereas prior knowledge of German is not mandatory.

Application Instructions

Please send all documents listed below as one single PDF document to Please mark your application with the identification code: Wiss21991.
Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered.

  1. Application form:
  2. Transcript of records, including:
    1. if applicable: transcript of additional university degree(s)
    2. 2nd university degree (e.g. Master, Diploma), or intermediate results if in progress
    3. 1st university degree or intermediate examination (e.g. http://B.Sc., Vordiplom)
    4. Copy of each publication (including Diploma / Master thesis)
    5. Letter of application stating your motivation, qualification, main scientific experiences, and a brief outline of your current and future scientific interests (1 page).
    6. One letter of recommendation from an experienced scientist. For reasons of privacy, the letter should be sent to us by the referee directly (to In the application form we ask you to name two further scientists who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation to support your application.
    7. Handicapped or severely handicapped persons can indicate this status on the application form. In this case, please enclose a corresponding certificate.

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