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Technische Universität München
Department of Mathematics
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching

In the context of the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of Professor Giuseppe Savaré to the TUM Institute of Advanced Studies, the Department of Mathematics of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the research program in “Optimal Transport in Science, Technology, and Society”, we are announcing the opening of an international position as Doctoral Researcher (75%, 3 years) to be started not later than October 1, 2019. The Doctoral position will be co-supervised by Professor Giuseppe Savaré (Univ. Pavia, Italy) in collaboration with Professor Massimo Fornasier and Professor Daniel Matthes (TUM, Germany).

Ideal candidates have the following profile:

·      an outstanding degree in Mathematics with Master thesis on a theme of mathematical analysis,

·      some introductory knowledge of optimal transport, calculus of variations, or nonlinear PDEs is appreciated,

·      good command of the English language (knowledge of German is not required).

We offer an interesting, varied, and challenging position within an experienced international team located both at the Garching Campus of the TU Munich in Germany and at the University of Pavia in Italy. The position is paid according to the Civil Service rates of the German States “TV-L”, E13 (if suitably qualified) and it will be complemented by a competitive research grant, which allow for covering research expenditures (such as research visits, attendance to conferences or doctoral schools). The doctoral study will be performed with research stays both at TU Munich (Germany) as main location, and at the University of Pavia (Italy) as international host institution. The contract is limited to a three-year period. For further information please contact Giuseppe Savaré ( or Massimo Fornasier (

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

·      a complete Curriculum Vitae,

·      copies of degrees / university transcripts,

·      a motivational statement (at most one page) explaining the applicant's interest in the position as well as their relevant skills and experience,

·      name and email address of at least one Professor who may provide a letter of recommendation directly to the hiring committee.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to: Please indicate “Research Position OT-STS” in the subject line.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

The review of applications will begin on May 15, 2019 and continue until this position is filled.

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Prof. Massimo Fornasier
0049 89 289 17485