Postdoctoral Research at Mathematics Münster

Establish your own research profile in our stimulating research environment amongst internationally renowned scientists and benefit from the career development opportunities to foster your scientific independence.

Mathematics Münster at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill up to five positions for

Postdoctoral Research Associates
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 100%)

to commence at the earliest possible date and no later than October 2023, in all fields of mathematics related to the work of the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: “Dynamics – Geometry – Structure”.

We are offering full-time positions (100%) for 3 years. Some of the positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), for example through the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster or the Emmy Noether grant “Satisfiability and group rings”, some by the European Research Council grant “Global Estimates for non-linear stochastic PDEs”, one by the applied analysis professorship on “Analysis of nonlinear PDEs and applications”, and some by the mathematical institutes of the University of Münster. The financial terms of the positions remain consistent regardless of the funding source. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.


Your contribution:

  • Establish your research profile in our stimulating research environment.
  • Contribute scientific research related to the Cluster’s research areas.
  • Actively engage in Cluster activities such as interdisciplinary exchanges and networking opportunities.
  •  Employees may be required to teach up to 4 hours per week during the semester depending on the source of funding.

Requirement profile and expectations:

  • A doctorate or equivalent in mathematics or a related field is required.
  • Good English communication skills are required. German language skills are not a requirement but a willingness to learn would be desirable.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team is expected.
  •  A high level of motivation and enjoyment in scientific work is expected.

Advantages for you:
As a member of the Mathematics Münster Postdoc Programme you will be a vital part of our international research community within the Cluster of Excellence. You are encouraged to establish your research profile in our stimulating research environment, amongst internationally renowned mathematicians, and benefit from the career development opportunities designed to foster your scientific independence. Guidance in your academic endeavours is provided by a mentor chosen among the professors of the mathematical institutes.

You profit from the amenities of the Cluster, including receiving financial and organisational support for

  • Conference travel, attendance at summer schools, networking opportunities and soft skill workshops.
  • Hosting guest researchers, for both short collaborations and longer stays within our Young Research Fellow programme.
  • Organisation of academic events, for example as part of the Young Mathematicians Conference Network (YMCN).
  •  Support regarding family matters, e.g. parent-child rooms, temporary child care, travel support, dual career opportunities.

Furthermore, the University offers infrastructural support and workshops on diverse topics like third party funding and professional training for your career development.

Application documents:

  • Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, copies of degree certificates (doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, or diploma), and a publication list.
  • A research plan associated with one or two of the Cluster’s research areas.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are required to include a two-page outline of their dissertation project including their results up to now.
  • Applicants should also nominate at least one potential mentor listed as an investigator from an associated research area at Mathematics Münster.
  • Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to before 1 November 2022.



Young Research Group

Applicants are invited to apply for four-year postdoctoral positions as members of a Young Research Group (YRG). A YRG consists of two members who will collaborate on a joint research project relevant to the research areas of Mathematics Münster. All group members must apply individually: please include the names of your collaborators in the application form and hand in one joint letter of motivation within the deadline to


The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions. Part-time options are generally available if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

If you have any questions, please contact

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 November 2022
via our online application form
(Please note that we cannot consider other application formats):



Application Postdoc Position

Personal information
First name:
Last name:
Date of Birth (
English speaking:
German speaking:
Desired starting date and duration:

Contact information
Email address:

Current Affiliation:
Current Position:

Date and institution of PhD
(Expected) Month/Year of PhD graduation:
PhD Institution:

Research area (see Projects)
Research area 1:
Research area 2 (if applicable):


Please name one investigator of the Cluster of Excellence as mentor with whom you would like to be associated. If you wish, you can name further investigators as potential collaborators.

The named investigators will be asked to review your application.

Investigator / Mentor:
Investigator 2 (optional):
Investigator 3 (optional):
Investigator 4 (optional):


Please upload your application as one single PDF-file (max. 100 MB).
The file should include cover letter, CV, and academic records (diplomas and transcripts). Please also attach a list of publications, a research plan and a thesis summary or outline of the dissertation project comprising the results up to now.

Please make sure that the PDF contains the following documents and check the respective box.
Cover letter:
Academic records:
Thesis summary or outline:
List of publications:
Research Plan:
Application (PDF):

Care time

The University of Münster and the Cluster of Excellence are family friendly employers and implement various measures to increase compatibility of family and career. We value, in particular, time devoted to childcare or care of relatives. At the applicant's discretion, such periods can be mentioned in the CV in order that they be taken into consideration when the application is reviewed.

Letters of recommendation

Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted by email. Please make sure that the letters are handed in before the application deadline. We can only accept letters sent to
Please state the name and affiliation of the persons you have asked to provide letters of recommendation.
Name, affiliation of referee 1:
Name, affiliation of referee 2:
Name, affiliation of referee 3 (optional):
Name, affiliation of referee 4 (optional):

Young Research Group
Application for Young Research Group (see above):
If you apply for a Young Research Group: Names of 1-2 postdoc collaborators for joint research (if applicable):

Additional comments (optional):
Consent: I agree that Mathematics Münster stores the data I enter into this form. It will be treated confidentially and only be used for the decision on positions of the cluster and preparing the work contracts. The data will be deleted as soon as the application round is finished. Should you wish to have your data deleted immediately or have any questions, please send email to All data is treated according to the privacy rules of the University of Münster.