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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - the Insti­tute of Sci­en­ti­fic Com­pu­ting and the Insti­tute of Nume­ri­cal Mathe­ma­tics offer wit­hin the frame­work of the DFG Rese­arch Unit “Vec­tor- and Ten­sor-Valued Sur­face PDEs”

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD), as a Uni­ver­sity of Excel­lence, is one of the lea­ding and most dyna­mic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in the coun­try. Foun­ded in 1828, today it is a glo­bally ori­en­ted, regio­nally ancho­red top uni­ver­sity as it focu­ses on the grand chal­len­ges of the 21st cen­tury. lt deve­lops inno­va­tive solu­ti­ons for the world's most pres­sing issues. In rese­arch and aca­de­mic pro­grams, the uni­ver­sity unites the natu­ral and engi­nee­ring sci­en­ces with the huma­nities, social sci­en­ces and medi­cine. This wide range of disci­pli­nes is a spe­cial fea­ture, faci­li­ta­ting inter­di­sci­pli­na­rity and trans­fer of sci­ence to society. As a modern employer, it offers attrac­tive working con­di­ti­ons to all employees in tea­ching, rese­arch, tech­no­logy and admi­nis­tra­tion. The goal is to pro­mote and deve­lop their indi­vi­dual abi­li­ties while empowering ever­yone to reach their full poten­tial. TUD embo­dies a uni­ver­sity cul­ture that is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by cos­mo­po­li­ta­nism, mutual appre­cia­tion, thri­ving inno­va­tion and active par­ti­ci­pa­tion. For TUD diver­sity is an essen­tial fea­ture and a qua­lity cri­ter­ion of an excel­lent uni­ver­sity. Accord­in­gly, we wel­come all app­li­cants who would like to com­mit them­sel­ves, their achie­ve­ments and pro­duc­tivity to the suc­cess of the whole insti­tu­tion.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent (m/f/x)

At the Faculty of Mathe­ma­tics, the Insti­tute of Sci­en­ti­fic Com­pu­ting and the Insti­tute of Nume­ri­cal Mathe­ma­tics offer wit­hin the frame­work of the DFG Rese­arch Unit “Vec­tor- and Ten­sor-Valued Sur­face PDEs” a joint posi­tion as

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent (m/f/x)
(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

star­ting as soon as pos­si­ble. The posi­tion com­pri­ses 75% of the full-time wee­kly hours and is limi­ted for 3 years. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).
The topic of the rese­arch unit is mode­ling, ana­ly­sis, and simu­la­tion of vec­tor- and ten­sor-valued par­tial dif­fe­ren­tial equa­ti­ons on sur­faces. The sub­pro­ject asso­cia­ted to this posi­tion spe­ci­fi­cally deals with finite ele­ment dis­cretiza­tion sche­mes that incor­po­rate sym­me­try, length, and tan­gen­tial cons­traints. The focus is on the nume­ri­cal ana­ly­sis of the deve­lo­ped methods as well as simu­la­tion in the area of sur­face liquid crys­tal models. Dr. Hanne Har­de­ring (Insti­tute of Nume­ri­cal Mathe­ma­tics) and Dr. Simon Prae­to­rius (Insti­tute of Sci­en­ti­fic Com­pu­ting) are the PIs of this sub­pro­ject. As a mem­ber of two mathe­ma­ti­cal insti­tu­tes of TU Dres­den as well as the lar­ger rese­arch unit the suc­cess­ful can­di­date has the chance to par­ti­ci­pate in a variety of joint semi­nars, work­shops, and other activi­ties. For examp­les and more details see

Working field:

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will con­duct nume­ri­cal ana­ly­sis and imple­ment simu­la­ti­ons based on finite ele­ment sche­mes for vec­tor fields on sur­faces that are sub­ject to addi­tio­nal geo­metric cons­traints.


uni­ver­sity degree in mathe­ma­tics; a sound know­ledge of the theory and app­li­ca­tion of finite ele­ment methods; expe­ri­ence in pro­gramming (pre­fer­a­bly C++ or python); lan­guage skills in Eng­lish; inte­rest in inter­ac­tion with other rese­ar­chers and in the pur­suit of own ideas is highly wel­come

How to apply:

TUD stri­ves to employ more women in aca­de­mia and rese­arch. We the­re­fore expressly encou­rage women to apply. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties. If mul­ti­ple can­di­da­tes prove to be equally qua­li­fied, those with disa­bi­li­ties or with equi­va­lent sta­tus pur­suant to the Ger­man Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive prio­rity for employ­ment.
Please sub­mit your com­pre­hen­sive app­li­ca­tion inclu­ding the usual docu­ments March 22, 2023 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies), pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to or to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Mathe­ma­tik, Insti­tut für Wis­sen­schaft­li­ches Rech­nen, z. Hd. Herrn Dr. Simon Prae­to­rius, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

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