Technical University of Munich, Centre for Mathematics

Position ID: TUM-EUCEDOC [#16073]
Position Title: Doctoral researcher (3-year)
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Garching, Bayern 85748, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: dynamical systems, stochastic processes, scientific computing or PDE
Application Deadline: 2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/07/09, updated 2020/11/17)
Position Description:    

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The research group on Multiscale and Stochastic Dynamics at the Technical University of Munich seeks candidates for the position of doctoral researcher (3-year) in applied mathematics, starting as soon as possible. Interested candidates should have a background in (at least one) of the following areas: dynamical systems, stochastic processes, scientific computing or PDE.

The position is funded within the interdisciplinary CriticalEarth project (see description below) with a duration of up to 36 months. The successful candidate will join the research activities of the Multiscale and Stochastic Dynamics group at TUM and contribute to the development of the CriticalEarth project with a focus on dynamics of differential equations and related applications in the geosciences.

The salary scale is an EU-ITN contract, i.e., a standard doctoral position. The project is carried out in collaboration with several groups within the CriticalEarth Project Team located across Europe. The position will be based in Munich.

There is a mobility requirement: You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Further Requirements:

• Master-degree or equivalent (completed already or to be completed till January 2021)

• strong technical background in mathematics or physics

• general interest in climate/geoscience and related applications

• good English language skills (written and oral)

• excellent grades

Application Materials

• CV + publication list

• transcript(s) for bachelor-/master-level studies

• names and full contact addresses of at least two references

• brief statement of scientific interests / motivation

should be sent as ONE PDF file with the subject line "Critical Earth" to Christian Kühn:

Evaluation of applications may start immediately, the main application deadline is: January 31st 2021 (extended deadline). However, applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Once the position is filled, this will be announced on the webpage:

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university's research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

About the CriticalEarth project: The objective of CriticalEarth is to train a cohort of exceptional young scientists, and to advance our understanding of tipping points and assess possible connections between tipping elements in the climate. Fundamental development of the mathematics involved in such multi-scale problems and methods for exploring rare events and critical transitions in computationally heavy state-of-the-art climate models are in focus. The dynamical behavior of complex systems such as the climate in terms of bifurcations and the dependence on stochastic fluctuations as well as the feedbacks involved in the physical processes causing critical transitions will be subject of the research. [This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 956170]

Informal enquiries regarding the position should be directed to:

Research Group on Multiscale and Stochastic Dynamics, Department of Mathematics, Technical University Munich

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Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Kühn
Postal Mail:
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching
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