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Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) for the CRC 1173 Project “Mixing and resonances in magnetic fluids”
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Organizational unit

Institut für Analysis (IANA), Institut für Angewandte und Numerische Mathematik (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.

Stability and the asymptotic behavior are central questions in the study of fluid dynamics and partial differential equations. Here in particular mixing effects have become a prominent field of research. On the one hand, mixing effects introduce very fine scales which pose major challenges for the modeling and stability analysis. On the other hand, these rapid oscillations also lead to cancellation and homogenization which has a stabilizing effect on the velocity field of a fluid — a phenomenon which is known as inviscid damping. Building on results for the Euler and the Vlasov-Poisson equations, a main objective of the project “Mixing and resonances in magnetic fluids” will be to extend these results to include magnetic interactions in fluids.

We seek for an ambitious doctoral researcher (f/m/d) with an interest in partial differential equations and fluid dynamics. You will study the dispersive properties of mixing and learn about resonance effects in magnetic fluids. You will have the opportunity to attend 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

The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent Master or an equivalent degree in Mathematics.
  • Strong background in one of the following fields: partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, mathematical physics.
  • We expect good writing and oral communication skills in English along with the ability to work independently within an international team.


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

Contract duration

limited to three years.

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Christian Zillinger,, or Ms. Laurette Lauffer,


Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, a statement of research interest, contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s) in electronic form to:

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.