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January 17th, 2018. We currently search for some doctoral researchers in different projects and one post-doc in project A7.

Current job advertisement

Doctoral Researchers (75%-100%) in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 »Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics« / Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics

Job description

The Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics at KIT has a strong research focus on Partial Differential Equations and cooperates with the CRC 1173 'Wave Phenomena'.

The CRC is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its goal is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics. See http://www.waves.kit.edu for a list of participating scientists and project descriptions.

You work in the following areas:

  • Numerics of partial differential equations
  • Scientific computing
  • Analysis of partial differential equations

The PhD student will work on her/his research project. As a member of the integrated Research Training Group (iRTG) she/he benefits from a variety of qualification programs including for example advanced and tailor-made courses on the topics of the CRC. The PhD student will attend conferences, workshops and summer schools. Teaching opportunities can be offered, too.


Candidates hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics / Physics and have a strong background in the analysis or numerics of partial differential equations as well as either

  • time integration methods
  • finite-element/boundary-element methods
  • functional analysis/operator theory

They are open minded, active and have a good command of English language.


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

Contract details

  • Duration: limited, 3 years
  • Starting date: as soon as possible

Further information

For further information please contact Tanja Hagedorn (admin∂waves.kit.edu).

Applications (CV, cover letter, certificates, names of two referees) should be sent in a single PDF file until January 19, 2018 to Tanja Hagedorn (admin∂waves.kit.edu).

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.

Still in progress

For the Institute for Analysis at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), we announce as soon as possible

2 Postdoctoral Positions (f/m)

in Mathematics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics.

Job description

We seek two postdoctoral researchers for CRC 1173 »Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics« for projects A6 »Time-periodic solutions for nonlinear Maxwell equations« and B4 »Effective characterization of optical metamaterials beyond a local response«.


Candidates hold a doctoral (PhD) degree in Mathematics for A6 and in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics for B4. They have a strong background in partial differential equations, are open minded, active and have good English language skills.

The position is limited for two years. The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13.

KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy and encourages women to apply. Furthermore, in case of equal qualification preference is given to applicants with disabilities.

Applications indicating the desired project (CV, cover letter, certificates, the names of two referees) should be sent until September 10th, 2017 in a single PDF file by email to Christian Knieling.

For further information please contact:

Project A6
  Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reichel or Prof. Dr. Roland Schnaubelt
Project B4
  Prof. Dr. Michael Plum or Prof. Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl
  • duration: limited, 3 years
  • starting date: as soon as possible