PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at ETH Zürich

ETH Zürich, Seminar for Applied Mathematics
Job Description: 

PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at ETH Zurich

Adaptive Discretizations of Linear Parametric Transport Equations

Parametric linear transport equations are a class of hyperbolic PDEs
stated on a 5-7 dimensional phase space. Their scope of applicability
ranges from nuclear physics to heat transfer, climate modeling, geodesy and
Due to the high dimensionality, as well as for other reasons, their efficient
numerical solution is extremely challenging.

This project is concerned with the development, implementation and theoretical
analysis of novel numerical discretization methods for such equations.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary according to the
standards of ETH Zurich as well as the opportunity to work in a stimulating
environment at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics. The project is embedded
in international activities and international collaborations are possible
and encouraged.
The projected duration will be
approximately 3 years. The position is financed by the funds allocated to my
group as Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich starting in October 2011.

Willingness to participate
in teaching is expected. Prerequisites are a familiarity with (or willingness
to learn) FE- and wavelet methods for PDEs and Applied Harmonic Analysis,
as well
as proficiency with MATLAB and C++.
Formally required are a
MSc degree in Applied Mathematics (or similar degree)
and the eligibility to work in Switzerland.

Please submit your CV, together with a motivation letter, a description
of research interests and letter(s) of recommendation electronically to

For further contact details and information regarding my research, please consult
my homepage.

Philipp Grohs, Zurich, June 2011.

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application: 
Dec 31 2011