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Universität Bremen
FB 3 / Research Training Group 2224
Bibliothekstr. 5
28359 Bremen

8 x 75% PhD Researcher

Research Training Group 2224
“π3: Parameter Identification – Analysis, Algorithms, Applications”

This research training group at the University of Bremen, funded by the German Science Foundation DFG, invites applications for

8 PhD positions (A297/18)
German federal employee scale TV-L E13, 75% of a full position,
for 3 years, starting October 1st, 2019.

The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for  appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

The RTG π3 offers:

  • Collaborative research projects between mathematicians of the Center for Industrial Mathematics, mathematicians in analysis, topology and statistics, and applied scientists.
  • Research topics including inverse problems, direct optimisation, mathematical data analysis.
  • A multifaceted qualification programme in applied mathematics and scientific computing, including research stays at partner institutions abroad, summer schools, and training workshops.

Requirements for PhD candidates:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree with excellent grades in math sciences or related fields.
  • Experience in one of the research topics of this RTG.
  • Skills in scientific computer programming.
  • Industry or research internships are advantageous.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Applicants should enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.

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The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Gender equality will be given special emphasis within this research training group. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications of academics with a migrant background are explicitly welcome. Disabled  persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.


Application Instructions

Applicants are invited to submit

  • their letter of motivation,
  • their reference to relevant PhD projects (application to more than one PhD project is possible),
  • an extended CV including copies of certificates,
  • a publication list (as far as applicable),
  • one recommendation letter of a math professor, and
  • contact information of two more scientists as possible referees.

The recommendation letter should be sent by the math professor directly to us ( The application file should only include her/his name and affiliation.
All relevant documents, quoting with the official reference number A297/18, should be submitted by May 15, 2019, -- preferably electronically as a single PDF file to -- to the π3 coordinaton


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Contact Person
Ms. Dörte Mindermann