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Research associate (f/m/d) for the project “Stability of nonlinear waves”
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Organizational unit

Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics (IANM)

Job description

The Collaborative Research Center “Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics” (CRC 1173) has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2015. Its goal is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics.

The proposed doctoral project focuses on the stability and long-term dynamics of nonlinear waves with the goal to handle couplings between dispersive and dissipative systems.

We seek ambitious doctoral researchers with an interest in analysis and partial differential equations. Within the project, you will learn about the stability theory of nonlinear waves. You will have the opportunity to attend courses, conferences, workshops, and summer schools. Engagement in teaching is encouraged.

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. 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

  • Excellent Master or an equivalent degree in Mathematics.
  • Strong background in analysis and partial differential equations.
  • We expect good writing and oral communication skills in English along with the ability to work independently within an international team.
  • 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).


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

three years

Application up to

January 31, 2022

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Björn de Rijk, email: or Ms. Laurette Lauffer, email:


Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, and all certificates/references in electronic form to: Laurette Lauffer, email:

vacancy number: 2220/2021

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.