PhD Position in Mathematics at FAU DCN-AvH (2024)

PhD Position in Mathematics at FAU DCN-AvH (2024)

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

The “Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning, and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (FAU DCN-AvH),” led by Professor Enrique Zuazua, invites applications for one (01) open PhD position. The position is aimed at individuals with a strong background in Partial Differential Equations, Control and Machine Learning, and their Numerical Analysis and Computational counterparts.

Position Details

Duration: Initially one (1) year, with the possibility of extension by two/three (2-3) more years after a positive evaluation.
Starting Date: To be adapted to the availability of selected candidate.
Salary: Competitive international annual gross salary following the German TV-L (E 13) scale.
Location: The position is based in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany. Successful candidate will receive a competitive international annual gross salary according to the German TV-L (E 13) scale. While the primary focus is on research activities, collaboration in teaching and mentoring is encouraged.

Institutional Values

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is committed to international standards, transparent performance agreements, equal opportunity, inclusivity, support for under-represented groups, an inclusive culture, and diversity. The university also prioritizes the needs of dual career couples and is recognized as a family-friendly employer.

Application Deadline

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to by February 12, 2024 February 29, 2024.
* Subject of Email: FAU PhD Position 2024

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview, either in person or online.

Application Procedure

Please send a single PDF file (titled PhD_2024_candidateName_Lastname.pdf) with the following information:

a) Cover Letter:
• Brief description of the topic and results of your Master thesis.
• Brief description of last couple of years at university and the main courses you attended.
• Explanation of how your expertise relates to the research topics of the FAU DCN-AvH Chair.
• Description of your expectations from the doctoral position in our research group.

b) Curriculum Vitae:
• Including a list of publications and preprints, if any.
• Your transcript(s) of records, if any.

c) Research Proposal:
• One-page proposal aligned with the Chair’s research topics.

d) Reference Information:
• List of 2-3 professors (with contact information) who can provide a reference letter. Explain your connection to them. No recommendation letters are required at this stage.

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