27 Apr 2021


Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d – 75 %)
for the CRC 1173 doctoral thesis project “Numerical analysis of multiscale methods”

The Collaborative Research Center “Wave phenomena – analysis and numerics” (CRC 1173) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is currently seeking to recruit, as soon as possible, limited to three years, a doctoral researcher (f/m/d – 75%).

Nowadays a lot of new materials are artificially constructed and tailored to exhibit astonishing physical properties. These metamaterials are characterized by fine structures of different material components. Within mathematical models, this leads to partial differential equations with a coexistence of multiple spatial scales. However, standard numerical methods need to resolve all fine scales and thus have a prohibitive computational effort. Numerical multiscale methods in turn decompose the solution into a macroscopic and a fine-scale contribution allowing for an efficient approximation of the macroscopic solution on coarse meshes. In the project “Numerical analysis of multiscale methods (https://www.waves.kit.edu/AP5.php), we develop such schemes and prove a priori estimates for the discretization error. A main objective of this project is to develop and analyze multiscale methods for problems with nonlinearities, random perturbations, or multiscale dynamics.

More details about the position can be found here.
Applicants should have:
Excellent Master or an equivalent degree in Mathematics.
Strong background in numerical methods for partial differential equations and numerical analysis.
Programming skills (in MATLAB, python or C++) are beneficial.
We expect good writing and oral communication skills in English along with the ability to work independently within an international team.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s).

Please apply online via office@waves.kit.edu until May 28, 2021. For further information, please contact Dr. Barbara Verfürth, barbara.verfuerth@kit.edu, or Ms Laurette Lauffer, Laurette.lauffer@kit.edu.