German-Korean research Group invites invites applications for several PhD positions - University of Bielefeld, Germany


The German-Korean International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2235 “Searching for the regular in the irregular: Analysis of singular and random systems” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) offers several part-time PhD positions starting April 1st, 2021 (or earlier) (E13 TV-L, non-permanent positions)

The IRTG is a joint research program established by the Faculty of Mathematics at Bielefeld University, Germany, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Seoul National University, South Korea. In a truly international and competitive environment, doctoral students study singular and random systems.

The IRTG concentrates on advanced techniques from the mathematical field of analysis including geometric, stochastic and numerical analysis together with latest developments in neighboring fields such as mathematical physics and probability theory. The focus is on the mathematical analysis of problems which generically exhibit singular features or randomness. The topics include stochastic dynamics, stochastic partial differential equations, machine learning, nonlinear wave equations, integrodifferential equations, random matrices, generalized Dirichlet forms, analysis on manifolds and fractal metric spaces.The qualification program of the IRTG includes a structured course program in English and a six-months research stay at Seoul National University.

PhD students of the IRTG will be offered an E 13 TV-L (75%) position for up to 3 years.

Candidates should hold an excellent Master degree (or an equivalent degree) in Mathematics, Mathematical Physics or a neighboring field. Moreover, communication skills are important for a successful integration into the IRTG and the participating departments. Proficiency in English is required whereas prior knowledge of German is not mandatory.

Application Procedure

For full consideration, your application should be received via either post (see postal address below) or email (a single PDF document) sent to irtg@math.uni-bielefeld.de by December 15th, 2020. Please mark your application with the identification code wiss20238. Please do not use application portfolios and send only photocopies of original documents because all application materials will be destroyed at the end of the selection procedure. Further Information about Bielefeld University can be found on our homepage at www.uni-bielefeld.de. Please note that the possibility of privacy breaches and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be excluded when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. Information on the processing of personal data is available.

Application documents

  • Application form (https://irtg.math.uni-bielefeld.de/_media/doctoral_positions/application_form_irtg2235_2020.pdf)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records, including:
    • 1st university degree or intermediate examination (e. g. B.Sc., Vordiplom)
    • 2nd university degree (e. g. Master, Diploma), or intermediate results if in progress
    • if applicable: transcript of additional university degree(s)


  • Copy of each publication (including Diploma / Master thesis)

  • Letter of application stating your motivation, qualification, main scientific experiences, and a brief outline of your current and future scientific interests (1 page)

  • One letter of recommendation from an experienced scientist. For reasons of privacy, the letters should be sent to us by the referees directly (to IRTG@math.uni-bielefeld.de). In the application form we ask you to name two further scientists who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation to support your application.

  • Handicapped or severely handicapped persons can indicate this status on the application form. In this case, please enclose a corresponding certificate.

    Postal Address:

    Universität Bielefeld

    Fakultät für Mathematik

    Herrn Prof. Dr. Moritz Kaßmann

    P.O. Box: 10 01 31

    33501 Bielefeld


    Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family friendly university. The university explicitly welcomes applications from women. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes. Applications from suitably qualified handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

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