Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 112/2024
Closing date: 2024-06-30


Friedrich Schiller University 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 Department of Mathematics seeks to fill the position of a

Doctoral Research Associate
in mathematics – algebra/geometry

commencing on 1 October 2024.

The position is part of the DFG funded research project Lorentzian Polynomials and Equality in Log-concave Inequalities conducted by Hendrik Süß and Thomas Wannerer.

The project is part of the DFG priority program Combinatorial Synergies (

Your responsibilities:

    • Research in convex and/or algebraic geometry
    • Working under supervision towards a PhD degree
    • support in applying for and coordinating third-party funded projects as well as self-administration

Your profile:

    • Master’s degree in Mathematics
    • preferably (but not necessarily) background in convex and/or algebraic geometry

We offer:

    • Remuneration in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L) according to pay group E 13 including a special annual paymentResearch on international level / Participation in international conferences
    • Interesting and varied tasks at an international level/participation at international conferences
    • Graduate Academy for doctoral students and postdocs
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (JUniKinder)
    • University health promotion and a wide range of university sports
    • International working group
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24th and 31st

For more information on the research group, see and

We offer a three-year part-time position with 75% of the working hours of a full-time employee (40 hours per week).

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by 30 June 2024 using our online form.

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