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.

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We are currently offering a full PhD/postdoc position associated with the excellence cluster "Internet of Production ", see

Your Profile

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

Within the excellence cluster there will be interdisciplinary cooperations with engineers on various topics in the fields of hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic partial differential equations,  machine learning and optimization. Therefore, the successful candidate will have strong analytical and computational skills.
Some familiarity, at least on a conceptual level, with some of the aforementioned topics 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 in an applied and interdisciplinary context.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will cooperate with colleagues from engineering and will work on applied problems. Advanced mathematical concepts shall be adapted to the problems at hand. Moreover, the successful candidate will also have teaching duties.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled by 1/1/2022 and offered for a fixed term 3 years.
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.
RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason.
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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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