Vacancy No. 1008/2020

Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) Project A12 “Dynamics of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation”

Job description

The CRC has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2015. Its goal is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics.

The Project A12 “Dynamics of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation” ( aims at the study of the dynamics of the (one-dimensional) Gross-Pitaevskii equation, including the stability issues for the soliton solutions, the long time dynamics under long-wave weak perturbation, as well as the separation of the internal and interaction dynamics. The Gross-Pitaevskii equation can be viewed as the defocusing cubic nonlinear Schroedinger equation but assuming nonzero boundary condition at infinity. It is completely integrable by means of inverse scattering method.

We provide an inspiring, attractive, interdisciplinary, and internationally recognized scientific environment with access to excellent facilities of the KIT, a wide scope of advanced training options within our integrated research training group, and flexible working time models. Our CRC aims at the implementation of equal opportunities, it promotes diversity and supports persons with childcare or eldercare responsibilities as well as persons with disabilities. Funds for travel and guests are available through the CRC.

Personal qualification

The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent Master or an equivalent degree in Mathematics
  • Strong theoretical background in the analysis of partial differential equations
  • We expect excellent writing and oral communication skills in English along with the ability to work independently within an international team.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of research interest, contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s).

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics (IANM)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to three years.

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact to Ms. Xian Liao, phone +49(0)0721/608-42616, or Ms. Laurette Lauffer, phone +49(0)721/608-42061.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1008/2020 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Brückner
phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.