Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 124/2024
Closing date: 2024-07-03


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.

At the Institute of Mathematics, a position as

PhD Student in Mathematics - Differential Geometry

is to be filled on a part-time basis (75% / 30 hours per week) starting October 1, 2024.

The research group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Wannerer is engaged in, among other things, the investigation of generalizations of the classical isoperimetric inequality. Recently, significant progress has been made in the study of these inequalities using methods from convex geometry, differential geometry, and spectral theory ( Possible doctoral projects will continue these investigations. Further information about the research group can be found at

Your responsibilities:

    • Research at the intersection of convex geometry, differential geometry, and spectral theory.
    • Teaching responsibilities amounting to three semester hours per week.
    • Participation in the tasks of the research group, such as assisting in the organization of scientific conferences.
    • Working on your PhD thesis.

Your profile:

    • Successfully completed Master's degree with a focus on Mathematics.
    • Interest in questions at the intersection of geometry and analysis.
    • Ideally, you already have basic knowledge in differential geometry.

We offer:

    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at / up to salary scale E 13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • PhD in an internationally successful research group
    • Participation in international conferences
    • Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
    • A family-friendly work environment with a variety of services for families: University Family Office (JUniFamilie) and flexible childcare (JUniKinder)
    • A wide range of university sports offerings
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

The position is offered as a fixed-term position for 3 years.

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

Have we sparked your interest? Then apply by July 03, 2024, via our online form.

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