Doctoral Researcher (75%, 3 years)

In the context of the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of Professor Giuseppe Savaré to the TUM Institute of Advanced Studies, the Department of Mathematics of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the research program in “Optimal Transport in Science, Technology, and Society”, we are announcing the opening of an international position as

Doctoral Researcher (75%, 3 years)

to be started not later than October 1, 2019. The Doctoral position will be co-supervised by Professor Giuseppe Savaré (Univ. Pavia, Italy) in collaboration with Professor Massimo Fornasier and Professor Daniel Matthes (TUM, Germany).

Ideal candidates have the following profile:

• an outstanding degree in Mathematics with Master thesis on a theme of mathematical analysis,
• some introductory knowledge of optimal transport, calculus of variations, or nonlinear PDEs is appreciated,
• good command of the English language (knowledge of German is not required).

We offer an interesting, varied, and challenging position within an experienced international team located both at the Garching Campus of the TU Munich in Germany and at the University of Pavia in Italy. The position is paid according to the Civil Service rates of the German States “TV-L”, E13 (if suitably qualified) and it will be complemented by a competitive research grant, which allow for covering research expenditures (such as research visits, attendance to conferences or doctoral schools). The doctoral study will be performed with research stays both at TU Munich (Germany) as main location, and at the University of Pavia (Italy) as international host institution. The contract is limited to a three-year period. For further information please contact Giuseppe Savaré ( or Massimo Fornasier (

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

Job location: 
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching
Contact and application information
Monday, September 30, 2019
Contact name: 
Prof. Dr. Massimo Fornasier