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PhD Positions (75%)
DFG Research Training Group “Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces” (RTG 2229)

Organizational unit

Institut für Algebra und Geometrie (IAG)

Job description

The DFG Research Training Group “Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces” (RTG 2229) is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and jointly run by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Heidelberg University.

Its research focus is the systematic study of geometric spaces with regard to their asymptotic invariants and their behavior under deformations, degenerations, and taking limits. It provides a structured framework for a cross-boundary PhD training in geometry.

The PhD students (f/m/d) will benefit from a variety of qualification programs including advanced and tailor-made courses on the topics of the RTG. An intensive visitor's program, frequent workshops and PhD schools will contribute to a vibrant scientific environment. In addition, we offer professional skills modules.

Starting date

October 2021

Personal qualification

We are seeking PhD applicants (f/m/d) with an excellent master degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or theoretical physics. The applicant should show a high engagement and have a strong theoretical background in one of the research topics of the RTG. A good command of English language is required.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13.

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to

July 10th, 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Sauer, Tel. +49(0)721 608-46325.


Please submit your application as a single pdf file to:

Only complete applications will be considered including CV, motivation letter, Master thesis with extended abstract, copies of academic degrees and transcripts of records. Further, we ask for two recommendation letters which can be included in the application or sent directly to the email address above.

vacancy number: 2037/2021

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

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.