Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Applied Mathematics

The Chair of Applied Analysis - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Department of Mathematics of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), in Erlangen (Germany) led by Professor Dr. Enrique Zuazua, is looking for outstanding candidates to fill several

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Applied Mathematics

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst u. a.

In the broad area of Applied Mathematics, the Chair develops and applies methods of Analysis, Computational Mathematics and Data Sciences to model, understand and control the dynamics of various phenomena arising in the interphase of Mathematics with Engineering, Physics, Biology and Social Sciences.

We welcome applications by young and highly motivated scientist to contribute to this exiting joint AvH-FAU effort. Possible research projects include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PDE).
  • The interplay between Data Sciences, numerics of PDE and Control Systems.
  • Control of diffusion models arising in Biology and Social Sciences.
  • Modelling and control of multi-agent systems.
  • Hyperbolic models arising in traffic flow and energy transport.
  • Waves in networks and Markov chains.
  • Fractional PDE.
  • Optimal design in Material Sciences.
  • Micro-macro limit processes.
  • The interplay between discrete and continuous modelling in design and control.
  • The emergence of turnpike phenomena in long-time horizons.
  • Inversion and parameter identification.
  • Recommendation systems.
  • Development of new computation tools and software.

Wünschenswerte Qualifikation

We look for excellent candidates with expertise in areas of applied mathematics, PDE analysis, control theory, numerical analysis, data sciences and computational mathematics who enjoy interdisciplinary work.


The Chair contributes to the development of a new Center of Research at FAU, in the broad area of "Mathematics of Data", conceived as a highly visible interdisciplinary research site, an incubator for future collaborative research grants and a turntable for the key research priorities of FAU. The recruited candidates will have the added opportunity to participate in this challenging endeavour.

How to apply:

Applications, including cover/motivation letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research and two or three names of experts for reference should be submitted via e-mail as a single pdf file to before April 30th
, 2020.

Any inquiries about the positions should be sent to Professor Dr. Enrique Zuazua ( Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

FAU is a member of "The Family in Higher Education Institutions" best practice club and also aims to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particulary encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications, candidates with disabilities will take precedence.

For more detailed information about the Chair, please visit [Chair of Applied Analysis - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship]




Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Applied Mathematics
Besetzung zum

E13 (je nach Qualifikation und persönlichen Voraussetzungen)
Teilzeit / Vollzeit

Kontaktperson für weitere Informationen
Prof. Dr. Enrique Zuazua
Telefon: 09131 85-67135
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Analysis (Alexander von Humboldt-Professur)
Cauerstr. 11
91058 Erlangen Bayern

Für alle Stellenausschreibungen gilt: Die Friedrich-Alexander-Universität fördert die berufliche Gleichstellung der Frauen. Frauen werden deshalb ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben.

Schwerbehinderte im Sinne des Schwerbehindertengesetzes werden bei gleicher fachlicher Qualifikation und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt, wenn die ausgeschriebene Stelle sich für Schwerbehinderte eignet. Details dazu finden Sie in der jeweiligen Ausschreibung unter dem Punkt "Bemerkungen".

Bei Wunsch der Bewerberin, des Bewerbers, kann die Gleichstellungsbeauftragte zum Bewerbungsgespräch hinzugezogen werden, ohne dass der Bewerberin, dem Bewerber dadurch Nachteile entstehen.

Ausgeschriebene Stellen sind grundsätzlich teilzeitfähig, es sei denn, im Ausschreibungstext erfolgt ein anderweitiger Hinweis.