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The Applied Mathematics: Institute for Analysis and Numerics at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill a position for a

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E13, 100%)

at the earliest possible date. We are offering the fixed-term full-time position 100% for one year. The advertised position within the research group of Prof Marlies Pirner is associated with the Institute of Analysis and Numerics and is part of a DFG-funded research project “Modeling and mathematical description of concrete physical applications in the context of kinetic theory using the Bathnagar-Gross-Krook equation.” This project focuses on mathematical research in analysis and mathematical modeling of a certain partial differential equation (Boltzmann type equations).

Research tasks in the project will include:

  • mathematical modeling of particular physical situations (inertial confinement fusion, re-entrance of a space shuttle)
  • analysis of the corresponding partial differential equations (existence of solutions, qualitative behavior of the solution, proof of physical properties)

Requirement profile:

  • a PhD degree in mathematics in the research area of “analysis for partial differential equations”
  • interest in rigorous mathematical analysis of partial differential equations
  • a high level of motivation and enjoyment in scientific work
  • good English communication skills. German language skills might be advantageous, but are not a requirement.


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.

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.

Are you interested? Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF-file (including a short motivation letter, CV, bachelor’s and master’s certificates and, if available, a copy of your master’s thesis) to The deadline for applications is 15 February 2023. If you have any questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Prof Marlies Pirner at