Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d) in Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

with a research focus related to wave phenomena

Job description

The Collaborative Research Center “Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics” (CRC 1173) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its goal is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics. See www.waves.kit.edu for a list of participating scientists and project descriptions.

The CRC promotes outstanding young scientists on their path towards a scientific career. As a successful candidate, you will independently develop your own research project and you can apply to become a KIT Associate Fellow allowing you to supervise doctoral researchers. The position is endowed with a Ph.D. position and includes a budget for travel and guests. It is temporary and guaranteed for four years.

Personal qualification

You must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, some international research experience, and you are in an early stage of your scientific career (ideally between two and about four years after obtaining your doctorate). You have demonstrated your scientific independence through excellent publications in Analysis of Partial Differential Equations.


Salary category 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

 we offer

Become a member of staff of the only German University of Excellence that conducts large-scale research on the national level. Work under excellent working conditions in an international environment. Benefit from specific training when starting your job and from a wide range of further qualification offers. Use our flexible working time models (flexitime, work from home), our sports and leisure offers, as well as our child and holiday care services. We also pay a share of EUR 25/month in the Job Ticket Baden-Württemberg. Enjoy a large variety of dishes, snacks, and beverages at our canteens.

Organizational unit

Institute for Analysis (IANA)

Starting date

October 2024 or earlier

Contract duration

Limited to four years

Application up to

June 30, 2024

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reichel.


Please provide one pdf document which includes a CV, a research part of max. five pages comprising a research plan, potential collaborations within the CRC, and suggestions for a Ph.D. project. Please supplement your document with contact information for at least one letter of recommendation, and web links to all publications including your Ph.D. thesis.

Please apply online: office@waves.kit.edu