RWTH Aachen University, Department of Mathematics

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Position Title: Research Assistant/Associate (f/m/d) - Doctoral Position in Mathematics (Numerical Analysis)
Position Type: Student programs
Position Location: Aachen, Northrhine-Westphalia 52062, Germany [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Energy, Entropy, Dissipative Dynamics
Application Deadline: 2023/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/16, finished 2023/08/05, listed until 2023/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Our Profile

Applications are invited for one doctoral position in Mathematics within the Research Training Group   Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics (EDDy) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany),
starting January 2023 or as soon as possible. 

The program will provide the doctoral researcher with a quality education in analysis, modeling, and numerics in the fields of nonlinear partial differential equations and applied mathematics. Carefully selected research projects—tied together by the use of energy and/or entropy functionals and their dissipation mechanisms as a tool for understanding the properties of the system and the admissible dynamics—will introduce the doctoral researcher to relevant and challenging topics at the forefront of current mathematical research. Employment will be for three years. The positions are funded by   German Research Foundation (DFG)

Your Profile 

We are looking for a highly motivated, excellent candidate with strong mathematical skills and interest in applied mathematics. Applicants must hold a master’s or equivalent degree in Mathematics or related field. Knowledge in numerics is required and experience with numerics of hyperbolic equations is particularly welcome. Fluency in both written and spoken English is necessary. 

Your Duties and Responsibilities 

The doctoral researcher will work on a numerical research project, participate in the activities of the Research Training Group, and pursue a doctoral degree. Applications must be written in English or German and should be emailed to

containing in a single .pdf-file the 
• completed application form (download from
• cover letter explaining motivation, • curriculum vitae, 
• summary of master’s thesis, • transcript (list of all courses including grades), and 
• copies of degree certificates. 

The position is offered for either of the two topics "Efficient numerical methods for stochastic hyperbolic conservation laws" or "Flow solutions for transport equations" as outlined on the EDDy website. 

Applicants are asked to inform themselves beforehand about the possible Ph.D. topics and explain their interest in their cover letter. Additionally, two letters of recommendation by senior scientists, commenting on the applicant’s qualifications, should be sent directly to the email address above. 

Applications can be submitted anytime. 

Women and members of other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 

What We Offer 

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract. The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of 3 years. The fixed-term employment is possible as it constitutes one of the fixed-term options of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Fixed-term Scientific Contracts). This is a part-time position (75 % of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees). The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position. The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L). The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 TV-L. 


If you have any questions, please contact 

Doris Terzenbach 

Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94921 


Please send your application by January 31, 2023 to 

RWTH Aachen University 

Doris Terzenbach 

Mathematik 111810 EDDy 

Templergraben 55 

52062 Aachen


Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email to : For data protection reasons, however, we recommend sending applications via mail. 

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket. 

RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. 

RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason. As RWTH is committed to equality of opportunity, we ask you not to include a photo in your application. You can find information on the personal data we collect from applicants in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at

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Contact: Doris Terzenbach, +49 241 80-94921
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RWTH Aachen University
Doris Terzenbach
Mathematik 111810 EDDy
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen, Germany
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