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PhD position in Applied Analysis and Calculus of Variations - University of Münster

created by zeppieri1 on 03 Jun 2020
modified on 24 Jun 2020

Deadline: 15 jul 2020

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position (75% TVL13) in the group of Caterina Zeppieri (Applied Mathematics - WWU Münster, Germany) within the framework of the DFG (German Research Foundation) priority program:

Variational Methods for Predicting Complex Phenomena in Engineering Structures and Materials (SPP 2256)

The candidate shall have a Master degree in Mathematics (or in a closely related field). Applications from candidates who are are about to finish their Master program are also welcome.

The successful candidate will benefit from the stimulating environment and the facilities of the Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster: Dynamics - Geometry - Structure"

The expected starting date is October 1, 2020 although a later starting date is also possible.

Candidates are invited to apply by sending an email to

The email shall include the following documents as a single pdf attachment: a cover letter, a CV (including a transcript of records), a copy of the master thesis (or an extended abstract if the thesis is not available at the time of the application). The application can be written in English, German, or Italian.

In addition, candidates shall contact two referees who will send their reference letter directly to

The application deadline is July 15, 2020 but the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Therefore you are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able to.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women in academia. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

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