PhD Position in Geometry

At the Institute of Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena the following position is available from October 1, 2020:

PhD Position

This PhD position is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) research grant "Curvature Measures in Convex and Integral Geometry". The topics of the possible projects lie at the interface of convex geometry, differential geometry and representation theory.


Your responsibilities

  • you work both in a team and independently on research projects, the results of which you present at scientific conferences and publish in international journals.

  • you are working on your doctorate in an international and dynamic research environment

  • you participate in the organizational tasks of the chair, the institute and the faculty


Our requirements

  • Master's degree in Mathematics with very good results

  • excellent command of English

  • previous knowledge in the fields of convex geometry, differential geometry, or representation theory is desired.


We offer:

  • attractive staff benefits, for instance, contributions to the employee savings plan, season ticket loans for public transport, pension scheme (VBL)

  • an exciting line of work with considerable leeway

  • a university scheme for promoting your health and well-being, and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working options

  • remuneration in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) depending on the personal qualifications up to salary scale 13.

The contracts will initially be for three years. The position is within the TV-L E 13 German public sector pay scale and is offered at a 75% base.



In case of equal qualifications, applicants with disabilities will be favoured over the others.


Please send your application with complete application documents (including the master's thesis), preferably by e-mail, providing the vacancy ID 99/2020 by June 30, 2020 to:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wannerer
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Professur für Differentialgeometrie
Ernst-Abbe-Platz  2
07743 Jena





Job location: 
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena
Contact and application information
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Contact name: 
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wannerer
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