The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Basel, Switzerland, is seeking applicants for a 3-year Ph.D. position in mathematics. The successful candidate will get the oppurtinity to work in the areas of nonlinear partial differential equations and/or mathematical physics. More specifically, the intended Ph.D. project will investigate analytic aspects of nonlocal nonlinear equations, which is a topic of strong current interest. The ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. in mathematics or theoretical physics (with strong emphasis on mathematics) and has solid knowledge in analysis with aspiration to a scientific career. The Ph.D. student will be also given the opportunity of spending a short period as a guest student at the department of mathematics at CalTech, Pasadena, USA. Applicants will be part of an international workgroup and an English-speaking environment. Teaching assistant duties are included in the position, where some knowledge of German is desirable but not mandatory in the beginning. Resources for conference travel and computer equipment are available.
Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications by email (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position should start April 1, 2013, but the starting date can possibly be negotiated.
The University of Basel was founded in 1460 and has a distinguished tradition in mathematics that dates back to Jakob and Johann Bernoulli, Daniel Bernoulli, and Leonhard Euler. The city of Basel is situated at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. Health care, quality of life, and public transportation meet the highest international standards. Please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com for further inquiries. We are looking forward to your application!