11 Early Stage Research Positions available in MSCA-ITN-EID project ROMSOC

ROMSOC is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) project in the programme Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and part of Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 programme. The ROMSOC EID Network brings together 15 international academic institutions and 11 industry partners and supports the recruitment of eleven Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). Each ESR will be working on an individual research project in the host institution with secondments related to their research in other academic and industrial partners of the network. The research is focused on three major topics: coupling methods, model reduction methods, and optimization methods, for industrial applications in well selected areas, such as optical and electronic systems, economic processes, and materials. The ROMSOC EID Network offers a unique research environment, where leading academics and innovative industries will integrate ESRs into their research teams for the training period, providing an excellent structured training programme in modelling, simulation and optimization of whole products and processes.

We seek excellent open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates who will get unique international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training in scientific and transferable skills by distinguished leaders from academia and industry.

The following positions are available:
RTC implementation of high-performance algorithms for adaptive optics control

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR01

Johannes-Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria


Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of coupled thermo-acoustic multi-layer systems for enabling particle velocity measurements in the presence of airflow.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR02

ITMATI, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


FreeForm Optics applications of Optimal Transport Solvers

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR03

INRIA, Paris, France


Data driven model adaptations of coil sensitivities in MR systems.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR04

University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Coupling of Model Order Reduction and Multirate Techniques for coupled heterogeneous time-dependent systems in an industrial optimization flow.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR05

Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany


Model order reduction for parametric high dimensional models in the analysis of financial risk.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR06

Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany and MathConsult GmbH, Linz, Austria


Integrated Optimization of International Transportation Networks.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR07

Friedrich-Alexaner Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany


Efficient computational strategies for complex coupled flow, thermal and structural phenomena in parametrized settings.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR08

ITMATI, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Numerical simulations and reduced models of the fluid-structure interaction arising in blood pumps based on wave membranes.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR09

Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


Coupled parameterized reduced order modelling of thermo-hydro-mechanical phenomena arising in blast furnaces.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR10

Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste (SISSA), Trieste, Italy


Optimal Shape Design of Air Ducts in Combustion Engines.

Reference number: ROMSOC-ESR11

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin, Germany


Eligibility criteria

The candidate recruited in the ROMSOC project must be in the first four years from the date when the candidate obtained the degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate (e.g. master degree). No doctoral degree has been awarded during these four years. The candidate must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. The candidate must work exclusively for the project during the employment contract. The candidate must fulfill the conditions to be admitted in the PhD programme indicated in the job vacancy. Tuition fees will be covered by the fellowship. These conditions must be fulfilled at the starting date of the contract. The starting date for each position is tentative.

Offer Requirements

Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
Technology: Master Degree or equivalent
ENGLISH: Excellent


See the project specific requirements in the specific job announcements. In general, the required qualifications are:

a Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Mathematical Engineering, Scientific Computing or other related disciplines.
Experience in numerical solution of differential equations and, possibly, model order reduction.
Programming skills in object oriented languages as well as Python/Matlab.
Strong interest in interdisciplinary scientific work.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong motivation to pursue a PhD degree.
Preferred qualifications include excellent grades, research talent (as proven by the master thesis), affinity with mathematical modeling and simulation in engineering applications, and personal ambition.
Excellent command of English, together with good academic writing and presentation skills.

Specific Requirements

Application: Applications (motivation letter, detailed CV, certificates, list of MSc courses and grades, copy of the master thesis, reference letter etc) with indication of the position reference number should be send to the contact indicated in the specific job announcement. Applicants that apply for more than one individual research project should indicate the order of preference (e.g. 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

To ensure the equality of opportunities we strongly encourage women with the appropriate qualifications to apply. If equally qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.

Contact and application information
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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