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Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d) in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 »Wave phenomena: analysis and numerics«
(75 – 100 %)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

Organizational unit

Institute for Analysis (IANA), Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics (IANM)

Job description

We seek ambitious doctoral researchers to work in the area of wave phenomena, in particular on the analysis or numerics of partial differential equations. For detailed information on the projects please visit

We provide an inspiring, attractive, interdisciplinary, and internationally recognized scientific environment with access to excellent facilities of the KIT, a wide scope of advanced training options within our integrated research training group, and flexible working time models. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops, and summer schools. Our CRC aims at the implementation of equal opportunities, it promotes diversity and supports persons with childcare or eldercare responsibilities as well as persons with disabilities. Funds for travel and guests are available through the CRC.

Starting date

as soon as possible

Personal qualification

The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent Master or an equivalent degree in Mathematics,
  • Strong background in analysis or numerical analysis of partial differential equations,
  • We expect good writing and oral communication skills in English along with the ability to work independently within an international team,
  • For a project with emphasis on numerics, programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or C/C++ are highly beneficial.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s).


Salary category E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited to three years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Ms. Laurette Lauffer, phone +49(0)721/608-42061 or

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

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 3647.

Personnel Support is provided by

Ms Brückner
Telefon: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe