The consortium of the CRC/Transregio 154 is looking for highly motivated and qualified PhD students looking for a doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, specifically on Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization Using the Example of Gas Networks.

Where: Department of Mathematik. Cauerstr. 11, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Time limit: 3 years
Starting at: Earliest possible
Working time: 75%, remuneration according to the salary rules of the public sector in Germany (TV-L E13)

THIS CALL IS OPEN! (until position filled)

The main aim of the Transregio-CRC is to provide certified novel answers to mathematical challenges arising in this context, based on mathematical modeling, simulation, and optimization. In order to achieve these goals new paradigms in the integration of these disciplines and, in particular, in the interplay between integer and nonlinear programming in the context of stochastic data have to be established and brought to bear.

The CRC 154 is financed by the German Science Foundation, the third funding phase lasts from July 1 st , 2022, until June 30 th , 2026.


You are eligible to apply for a position within the CRC 154, if

• You either hold or are about to obtain a M.Sc. degree by the starting date of the doctoral project, in one of the following areas: Mathematics, Computer Science, or in a closely related field
• You are proficient in the English language
• Knowledge of the German language is not a must

Once recruited, you will perform research in a highly relevant research area in applied mathematics that is centered around the “turnaround in energy policy”, in particular in the context of gas networks.


Once recruited, we will offer:
• The possibility to perform research with us in mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization in a highly innovative and active research area in applied mathematics.
• Remuneration is at E 13 TV-L (75%), according to the German public service salary scale).
• Apart from the individual research project, your research program will include trans-regional summer and winter schools, regular lectures and block courses given by guest researchers as well as lecture series that at each site are specifically designed for the main research fields of the CRC 154.
• You will be assigned two mentors that are PIs in the CRC 154 who will guide you through your doctoral research project.

We aim at an equal representation of women and men at all levels. At each of the member sites, gender equality offices are at the CRC’s disposal that offer different services for its university members. Furthermore, the CRC 154 has financial resources with which it finances gender mainstreaming, for example courses that increase the career chances of young female researchers. The CRC also finances measures for improving the compatibility of work and family life, which includes contingents of child care places, emergency and holiday care for children and care-dependent relatives. Further details: View more.

How to apply

Please apply this position by uploading at EasyChair into a single pdf file the following documentation:
a) Application form
b) Cover letter (max. 1 page letter of motivation)
c) Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
d) Brief summary of Master’s thesis (max. 1 page)
e) Short CV including letter/s of recommendation and publication list (if any)

Please include your data for “author 1” and tick the “corresponding author” box.
As title and as abstract, please choose “Application for CRC 154”.
As keywords, please give the same ranking of the CRC 154 subprojects you apply to as you have given in the application form.

NOTE: Just applications uploaded at EasyChair will be considered.


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