Deadline: 1 dec 2017
PhD Position in the Max Planck Research Group "Rigidity and Flexibility in PDEs"
We are seeking one PhD student for three years (the payment is based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD) corresponding to 50 percent of Pay Group 13) to join the new Max Planck Research Group ‘Rigidity and Flexibility in PDEs’ at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig (https:/www.mis.mpg.de).
The main focus of the research group will be on different types of rigidity and flexibility properties in PDEs including:
- nonlocal PDEs with an emphasis on unique continuation problems, regularity theory and applications to inverse and control problems,
- elliptic and parabolic free boundary problems of obstacle type,
- non-convex problems in the calculus of variations and in elasticity, in particular motivated by problems arising in the modelling of shape-memory alloys.
The earliest possible starting date for the positions is January 2018 (but is flexible else). Please upload your application documents (CV, transcripts, copy of master thesis, two letters of recommendation by academic teachers) at
by 01.12.2017 (we will however consider applications until the posts are filled).