Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position in Mathematics

(PhD: part-time 50 %, E 13 TV-L, 3 years; PostDoc: part-time 75 %, E 13 TV-L, 2 years)

Reference No. 2023/131. The start date is October 1st, 2023 or by agreement. The position is available initially for 3 or 2 years.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The position is available as part of a project studying moments and moment functionals. The project is mainly funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG and provides an exciting opportunity for candidates wishing to conduct frontier research on in mathematics. The research of moments has a strong interdisciplinary focus, at the intersection of partial differential equations, real algebraic geometry, and optimization. Depending on the qualification of the applicant we will focus on at least one research direction. The working language is English or German.

Your Responsibilities

    • Guided and independent research
    • Participation in research seminars
    • Preparation of a PhD-thesis (for PhD candidates) or a research grant proposal (for PostDocs)

Your Competencies

    • Masters degree in Mathematics
    • MSc in Mathematics (measure and integration theory, analysis and partial differential equations, real algebraic geometry)
    • Deeper training in at least one of the following fields: partial differential equations, real algebraic geometry or optimization
    • Good English language skills

We Offer

    • Good development opportunities, extensive
    • A professional infrastructure and an workspace for conducting research
    • Access to a pool for funding cooperative projects, travel and equipment purchases
    • The opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz's Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices
    • No teaching obligation, but an opportunity to do so in collaboration of the mathematics department of the University of Konstanz
    • Contact to international renowned mathematicians in several fields

Questions can be directed to Dr. Philipp di Dio via e-mail: or by phone: (+ 49 (0)7531 / 88 – 3096).

We look forward to receiving your application including the following documents:

  1. a letter of motivation,

  2. a complete curriculum vitae,

  3. a summary (max. two pages) of the Diploma / Master’s thesis, if applicable (otherwise a statement of research interests)/copy of Diploma or Master’s thesis,

  4. copies of academic certificates / diplomas,

  5. official degree transcripts, if available (otherwise evidence, from the relevant academic institution(s), of all degree courses taken and grades obtained),

  6. lists of courses taught and publications (if applicable),

  7. names and current affiliations of at least two referees, including the thesis advisor if applicable; and

  8. references/reference letters from those referees listed under 7

until August 15th 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

All complete applications received by the above deadline will receive full consideration; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (, +49 7531 88-4016).



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