PhD position in RTG 2224 on parameter identification/applied mathematics (2/2)

Research Training Group π³ :
Parameter Identification – Analysis, Algorithms, Applications

π³ is a collaborative project between mathematicians of the Center for Industrial Mathematics (ZeTeM); mathematicians in analysis, topology, and statistics; and applied scientists of the University of Bremen. We invite applications for a

PhD position (75% of a full position)

in the research area mathematical data analysis in the framework of the research training group π³ . This research training group, newly funded by the German Science Foundation DFG, focusses on problems in parameter identification which are at the core of a large variety of applications in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering as well as in industrial applications. This rich field of science presents a multitude of challenges in several fields of mathematical and applied research. More precisely, the endeavour to develop, analyse and optimise models and algorithms for deterministic parameter identification problems, which are formulated as high-dimensional minimisation problems for non-linear functionals, is the guiding principle of this RTG. We are searching for an enthusiastic and committed researcher with interest in mathematical data analysis as
well as in developing and applying new mathematical models and algorithms. Within the research training group, the PhD student will be part of the Industrial Mathematics group at the Center for Industrial Mathematics, working under the supervision of Prof. Peter Maass.

• M.Sc. or equivalent degree with excellent grades in mathematical sciences or related fields.
• Skills in scientific computer programming.
• Experience with methods for data analysis like matrix factorisation or clustering is advantageous.
• Industry or research internship is advantageous.
• Fluency in English.
• Desire to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. The position is filled as soon as possible. The salary is according to the German federal employee scale TV-L E13, 75% of a full position (i.e., approximately e 1600-1800 monthly net income). Applications are accepted until 10 January 2017. Applicants are invited to submit their letter of motivation, an extended CV including copies of certificates, a publication list (as far as applicable), one recommendation letter from a math professor, and contact information of two more scientists as possible referees. The recommendation letter should be sent by the math professor directly to us (, while the application file should only include her/his name and affiliation. All relevant application documents, quoting the official reference number A 147 / 16, should be send postally or
electronically as a single PDF file of maximum size 2 MB to the π³ -coordinator

Dr. Tobias Kluth
Center for Industrial Mathematics
Bibliothekstr. 1
28359 Bremen, Germany

The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Gender equality will be given special emphasis within this research training group. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications of academics with a migrant background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Further enquiries may be addressed to

Prof. Peter Maass
Center for Industrial Mathematics

Job location: 
Bibliothekstr. 1
28359 Bremen
Contact and application information
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Contact name: 
Tobias Kluth