Doctoral or Postdoctoral Positions at University of Freiburg

We invite applications for two three-year junior scientist positions, to be filled either at a doctoral or a postdoctoral level at the University of Freiburg at the earliest possible start date. The positions are funded in a joint project by PIs Profs. Pastewka (Department of Microsystems Engineering) and Dondl (Department for Applied Mathematics) within SPP 2256 “Variational Methods for Predicting Complex Phenomena in Engineering Structures and Materials”. The project concerns the study of crystal dislocations from both an atomistic and a continuum perspective using computational as well as mathematical analytic tools. We are seeking candidates with a background in mathematics, physics or engineering.

• For the position in Mathematics, we a searching for a candidate with a strong interest in the calculus of variations and partial differential equations, including some stochastic aspects.
• For the position in Microsystems Engineering, we are searching for a candidate with a strong interest in molecular dynamics and lattice dynamical calculations. The candidate should have experience with software development, ideally in C++ and Python.

The University of Freiburg seeks to increase the number of female scientists and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position. The university is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace. Candidates for the doctoral researcher position are required have obtained a master's degree (or equivalent) at the start date, candidates for the postdoctoral researcher position need a doctoral degree.

We request applications in the form of a single PDF document to be sent to the email contact below. The deadline for applications is August 16. Please direct any questions regarding the research project to the respective PIs.

Please send all applications to the email address


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Contact and application information
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Contact name: 
Patrick Dondl