RWTH Aachen University, Department of Mathematics

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Position Title: Research Assistant/ Associate (f/m/d) - Postdoctoral Position in Mathematics (Numerical Analysis)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
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 postdoctoral 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 postdoctoral researcher supported by the RTG will have an outstanding research and training opportunity. Positioned at the cutting edge of hot topics in applied and numerical analysis related to energy, entropy, and dissipation, the postdoctoral researcher will jointly identify and tackle problems in consultation with the PIs. They will explore questions that are close enough to their doctoral training to get off to a good „running start,“ but far enough away from their past training so that they will develop a new and significant research direction. The goal is to prepare the postdoctoral researcher for a future academic post. 

 The position is 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 university degree (Master or equivalent) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field. Knowledge in numerics of hyperbolic or kinetic equations, and/or other relevant areas as outlined on the RTG website is required, as is fluency in both written and spoken English. 

Your Duties and Responsibilities 

The postdoctoral researcher will carry out excellent research in the areas of the RTG with focus on numerics and network with other scientists in Germany and abroad. They will also participate in the training activities of the RTG, where their role will be symbiotic: On the one hand, they will further develop their own knowledge and skills; on the other hand, they will offer advice, encouragement, and a positive role model to the doctoral students. 

Applications must be written in English or German and should be emailed to

containing in a single .pdf-file the

- cover letter explaining motivation,
- curriculum vitae,
- summary of Ph.D. thesis.

 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 two years. An extension to three years is envisaged. 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 full-time 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

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