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PhD Position R1-3

The RTG π3 is a collaborative project between mathematicians of the Center for Industrial Mathematics (ZeTeM); mathematicians in analysis, topology, and statistics; and applied scientists of the University of Bremen. We invite applications for a Ph.D. position (75% of a full position) in the area of dynamics of waves in nonlinear partial differential equations in the framework of project R1-3: Identification and control of domain wall motion in spintronic nanowires.

Domain walls are fundamentally important structures in spatially extended micromagnetic devices and models, whose mathematical understanding regarding the existence, dynamical properties, interactions, and controllability remains a challenge, especially for models of spintronic nanowires.

The approach should build on recent results for single domain walls and include methods from the field of nonlinear waves transferred to and expanded in the setting of domain walls.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed researcher with a strong interest in nonlinear waves and dynamical systems, as well as in mathematically rigorous techniques, complemented by numerical computations. Within the research training group, the Ph.D. student will be part of the Applied Analysis group in the Institute of Dynamical Systems, working under the supervision of Prof. Jens Rademacher.



  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree with excellent grades in mathematical sciences or related fields.
  • Skills in scientific computer programming.
  • Background in the mathematical theory of nonlinear waves or nonlinear PDE
  • Industry or research internships are advantageous.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Desire to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.


The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. The earliest starting date for each position in the research training group is the 1st of October 2022. The salary is according to the German federal employee scale TV-L E13, 75% of a full position (i.e., approximately € 1.900 – 2.100 monthly net income). This call is open until all positions are filled.

Applicants are invited to submit their letter of motivation including a reference Ph.D. project R1-3, an extended CV including copies of certificates, a publication list (as far as applicable), one recommendation letter from a math professor, and contact information of two more scientists as possible referees.

The recommendation letter should be sent by the math professor directly to us (pi3-applicationprotect me ?!mathprotect me ?!.uni- bremen.de), while the application file should only include her/his name and affiliation.

All relevant documents, quoting the official reference number A 106/22, should be submitted by April 25, 2022,

– preferably electronically as a single PDF file to pi3-applicationprotect me ?!math.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de – to the π3-coordination: Dr. Daniel Otero Baguer, Zentrum für Technomathematik, Universität Bremen, Bibliothekstr. 5, 28359 Bremen.

The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Gender equality will be given special emphasis within this research training group. Applications from female candidates, international applications, and applications of academics with a migrant background are explicitly welcome.

Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.


Further inquiries for this position may be addressed to:

Prof. Jens Rademacher




Applications may be addressed to: 

Dr. Daniel Otero Baguer

Zentrum für Technomathematik

Bibliothekstr. 5

28359 Bremen

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