Vacancy No. 3647

Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d) in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 »Wave phenomena: analysis and numerics«

(75 – 100 %)

For the Institute for Analysis (IANA) and the Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics (IANM), the Collaborative Research Center “Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics” (CRC 1173), is currently seeking to recruit, as soon as possible, limited to three years, four Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d) (75 – 100 %) in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 »Wave phenomena: analysis and numerics« 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.

Job description

We seek ambitious doctoral researchers to work in the area of wave phenomena, in particular on the analysis or numerics of partial differential equations. For detailed information on the projects please visit

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. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops, and summer schools. 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 background in analysis or numerical analysis of partial differential equations,
  • We expect good writing and oral communication skills in English along with the ability to work independently within an international team,
  • For a project with emphasis on numerics, programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or C/C++ are highly beneficial.

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 E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Analysis (IANA), 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 Ms. Laurette Lauffer, phone +49(0)721/608-42061 or


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 3647 .
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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.