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PhD Position in Numerical Relativity

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in
the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its
research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research
institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and
more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a
cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The numerical relativity group at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena anticipates the availability of a
                                               PhD Position in Numerical Relativity
commencing in October 2022.

We offer a part-time position at 50% (20 hours per week), limited to 3 years.
The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Bernd Brügmann at the Institiute for
Theoretical Physics Jena.

Your responsibilities:

  • Work on your own scientific qualification project, .e.g. doctorate
  • Teaching for two hours per week during the semester

Your profile:

  • Applicants with a background in numerical relativity, especially in the area of gravitational
    wave science or associated computational and mathematical methods, are especially
    encouraged to apply.
  • Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science

We offer:

  • The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Bernd Brügmann at the Institute
    for Theoretical Physics Jena. There is the opportunity to participate in a wide range of
    research activities in the area of general relativity and related fields.
  • Flexible working hours (flexitime and, if applicable, teleworking)
  • A comprehensive further and continuing education programme and individual qualification
    and development measures
  • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
  • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family
    Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder)
  • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the
    Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale E13 — depending on the candidate’s personal
    qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and
Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one
PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 249/2022 by July 31, 2022, but applications will be considered until the position is filled to:

Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena

or by email to:

Since all application documents will be duly destroyed after the recruitment process, we ask you to submit only copies of your
For further information for applicants, please also refer to (in German)
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