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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 Associated Project “Nonlinear Helmholtz Equations and Systems”

Organizational unit

Institute for Analysis (IANA)

Job description

The Associated Project “Nonlinear Helmholtz Equations and Systems” aims to establish a solution theory describing oscillatory solutions of Nonlinear Helmholtz Equations and time-harmonic Maxwell's Equations in inhomogeneous media. One of the central tasks is the derivation of new Limiting Absorption Principles and resolvent estimates for the linear operators under investigation as well as their applications to nonlinear problems.

We seek for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with strong research interest in these or related research fields, which is preferably demonstrated by outstanding publications or preprints. Engagement in teaching is expected.

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

The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent PhD thesis and expertise in 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, links to your publications and your PhD thesis, a statement of research interest (not more than 2 pages), contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s) in one pdf-file.


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

Contract duration

limited to two years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Rainer Mandel, phone +49(0)721-608-46178, or Ms Laurette Lauffer, phone +49(0)721/608-42061,

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 3660.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 3660

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.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Ms Brückner
Phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe