Open Positions 1
Time Span 01 Sep 2022 for 2 years
Application Deadline 14 Aug 2022
Type of Position
PhD - Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Applied Analysis
Description The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and
Stochastics (WIAS) is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
(FVB). The FVB comprises seven non-university research institutes in Berlin
which are funded by the federal and state governments. The research institutes
are members of the Leibniz Association.
WIAS invites applications for a
PhD student position (f/m/d)
in the Research Group
“Partial Differential Equations”
(Head: Prof. Dr. A. Mielke) starting not earlier than 1. September 2022.
This predoc-position is offered in project B09 of CRC 1114. The goal of this
project is the modeling and mathematical analysis of the onset and propagation
of delamination and fracture, which form evolving discontinuities in solids on
multiple scales. Inspired by geological observations we shall consider
hierarchies of fracture networks ranging from large scales down to micro-
scales. Using variational approaches and analytical tools for nonlinear,
nonsmooth partial differential equations and homogenization theory, the aim is
to deduce effective limit models as well as good approximative models reducing
the geometric complexity.
Applicants are expected to hold a university degree (Master or Diploma) in
Mathematics. The successful candidate will have profound knowledge in at least
one of the areas: functional analysis, nonlinear partial differential
equations, calculus of variations, numerical analysis for partial differential
equations (FEM, FVM). Willingness to interdisciplinary collaborations is
mandatory. Moreover, knowledge in stochastics (i.e. ergodic theory),
semigroup theory, and mathematical modeling in continuum mechanics is useful.
Please direct scientific queries to Dr. Martin Heida (Martin.Heida@wias-
berlin.de) or Dr. Marita Thomas (Marita.Thomas@wias-berlin.de).
This is a joint position with Freie Universität Berlin, first limited to two
years at WIAS with the possibility of an extension till 30.6.2026 at Freie
Universität Berlin. It is paid according to TVöD Bund, resp. TVöD Land. The
reduced working hours at WIAS are 29.25 hours per week.
The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly
encourage female researchers to apply for the offered position. Among equally
qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.
Please upload complete application documents including a cover letter,
curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates as soon as possible
and no later than 14.08.2022 via our online job-application facility
(https: // wias-berlin.softgarden.io/de/vacancies) using the button “Apply
online” (https: // short.sg/a/20344153).
We are looking forward to your application!
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