Research Assistant (w/m/d)

Applied Mathematics



Michael Herty


0241 - 80 94510



Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Mathematik

Our Profile

At the Institute for Geometry and Applied Mathematics of RWTH Aachen University, scientists are involved in a variety of topics in numerical mathematics ranging from analytic foundations to applications in engineering and natural sciences.

For further details see:

We are currently offering a full PhD/postdoc position associated with the research project "Development of a flexible property-controlled open-die forging process", see This is part of the
interdisciplinary Priority Programme SPP 2183 "Property-controlled metal forming processes", see, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Your Profile

University degree (Master or equivalent) in mathematics  or PhD.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical and computational skills.
Some familiarity, at least on a conceptual level, with Hamilton-Jacobi equations, control and uncertainty quantification will be helpful.
Good programming skills in C/C++ are highly welcome. The primary qualification is however a sincere interest in learning new concepts and skills.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

The main concern of this project is the prediction of the micro structure evolution in a work piece using a stochastic level set formulation.

For this purpose, a stable controller is to be developed and implemented that allows for the quantification of uncertainties.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term 2 years.
An extension of 1 year is planned for doctoral students.
The fixed-term employment is possible as it constitutes one of the fixed-term options of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Fixed-term Scientific Contracts).
This is a full-time position.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of E 13.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. We also offer a comprehensive continuing education scheme and a public transportation ticket available at a significantly reduced price.
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Application deadline:30/11/2021
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Mathematik
Prof.Dr. Michael Herty
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
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