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Location: Jena, Germany

PhD Position in Relativity at Jena

Applications are invited for a PhD position within the SFB/Transregio 7 Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. The successful candidate will work on analytical and numerical methods for solving Einstein’s field equations of general relativity.

The gravity group at Jena includes Marcus Ansorg, Bernd Brügmann, Reinhard Meinel, and Gerhard Schäfer, and also involves applied mathematician Gerhard Zumbusch. There is the opportunity to participate in a wide range of research activities offered by the SFB/Transregio grant on “Gravitational Wave Astronomy”, see

As an equal opportunities employer, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena wishes to support women in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Please send your application with a curriculum vitae and a description of your research interests compiled in one single pdf document to Marcus.Ansorg[at] In addition, we request two letters of recommendation.

Applications are invited to arrive before February 1, 2012, although later applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For further questions please contact:
Professor Marcus Ansorg
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
Max-Wien-Platz 1
07743 Jena, Germany