PhD position in Applied Mathematics: "Space-time methods for the computation and analysis of coherent families"

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We are searching for a research assistant for the project „Space-time methods for the computation and analysis of coherent families„, which is situated in the DFG Priority Programme 1881 „Turbulent Superstructures“. The aim of the project is the development and implementation of model- and data-oriented transfer operator methods for the computation of large-scale superstructures in turbulent flows. The project is going to be conducted in the group of Prof. Dr. Christof Schütte at the Freie Universität Berlin, and the applicant will be given the opportunity to obtain his/her PhD.

Job description

It is expected that the successful applicant will
  • contribute to theoretical and applied aspects of the project, and conduct research in interdisciplinary collaboration with the other projects in the DFG Priority Programme; „Turbulent Superstructures“
  • publish the results in peer-reviewed journals and present them at international conferences;
  • participate in the supervision of B.Sc. and M.Sc. students.
  • Candidates should hold a Diploma or M.Sc. in mathematics or a related field, and should be able to work independently at a high scientific level
  • Good programming skills (MATLAB or related programming language)
  • Theoretical and practical experience in one or more of the following fields: dynamical
    systems, numerical mathematics, partial differential equations, probability theory
  • Basic knowledge in the field of functional analysis is of advantage
  • Good command of English language (oral and written), while German language skills are an advantage
  • 67% TV-L E13 (approx. 35.000€ p.a., depending on experience)
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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, FU Berlin explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

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PhD Project
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Germany (Berlin)
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14195 Berlin
Area of expertise
Mathematics, Physics

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