Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

5 PhD positions in DFG Research Training Group "Interfaces, Complex Structures and Singular Limits in Continuum Mechanics"

created by garcke on 25 Oct 2023

Deadline: 15 dec 2023

The Research Training Group "Interfaces, Complex Structures, and Singular Limits in Continuum Mechanics" (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2339) announces the opening of five doctorate positions (75 %, TV-L 13, for 3 years) at the Department of Mathematics of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (four positions) and at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Regensburg (one position).

The Research Training Group focuses on the development of new mathematical tools in modeling, analysis, and numerics with the perspective to understand complex phenomena observed in fluid mechanics, materials sciences, biological systems, and other applied sciences. Typically, modelling approaches will involve nonlinear partial differential equations.

The doctoral programme offers a structured course programme in partial differential equations, calculus of variations, numerical analysis, scientific computing, mathematical modeling, and professional skills. Doctoral researchers of the Research Training Group benefit from numerous possibilities of scientific exchange both on the national and on the international level. Compatibility of family and work is promoted at both universities. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Equal opportunity is an essential element of our personnel policy. Applications from handicapped or equated applicants are welcome.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, copies of certificates of academic qualifications held, a study track record, a copy of a degree thesis, and a statement of the scientific interests. Applications should be sent electronically to and