Zum Hauptinhalt springen

PhD Position R2-2

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 adaptive finite element methods for multi-scale PDEs in the framework of project R2-2: Efficient numerical methods for optimisation of multi-scale models.

Industrial processes like grinding have strong multi-scale effects, where equations and parameters in macroscopic models are based on the microscopic situation. Important tasks are parameter identification in the micro- and macroscopic models and subsequent (process) optimisation of the macroscopic model. Efficient numerical approaches like adaptive methods are needed for the utilisation of multi-scale models in process simulation and optimisation. Additional challenges are given by time dependent or/and statistically perturbed data like domain boundaries, material properties etc. in the microscopic model.

We are searching for an enthusiastic and committed researcher with interest in finite element methods and multi-scale models for time-dependent PDEs as well as in developing and applying new mathematical models and algorithms. Within the research training group, the Ph.D. student will be part of the Numerics of PDEs group at the Center for Industrial Mathematics, working under the supervision of Prof. Alfred Schmidt.

 

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree with excellent grades in mathematical sciences or related fields.
  • Skills in scientific computer programming.
  • Experience in the fields FEM and multi-scale models is advantageous.
  • 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 1 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 to PhD project R2-2, 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. Alfred Schmidt

Center for Industrial Mathematics

alfred.schmidtprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

 

Applications may be addressed to: 

Dr. Daniel Otero Baguer

Zentrum für Technomathematik

Bibliothekstr. 5

28359 Bremen

pi3-applicationprotect me ?!math.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de