Open Positions

Administrator for IT and Computer Systems Support

The research lab for Applied and Computational Mathematics at RWTH Aachen is looking for a skilled and motivated IT and computer system support specialist.

You will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting the lab's web servers, compute cluster, and other IT infrastructure, and resolving issues related to network, security, data backup, and performance. You will also assist the researchers and PhD students with web programming, hardware setup, and software development tasks.

To be successful in this role, you should have strong knowledge of Linux-based operating systems, but also know your way in Windows-Systems. You also have strong skills in at least two programming languages like C/C++, Python, PHP, JavaScript, and experience in further web/computer technologies. You should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with the lab members and other IT staff. You should have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and a passion for learning new technologies and tools.

You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects in computational engineering and applied mathematics domains, such as high-performance computing, simulation and visualization of technical systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning. You will also have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a supportive and diverse work environment.

English language required, knowledge of German not necessary.

Please send your CV, copies of your degree certificates, and a motivation letter to

If you have questions please contact Prof. Manuel Torrilhon.

PhD-Students and Post-Doc in Applied and Computational Mathematics

Research projects are available in the fields of mathematical modeling, numerical methods as well as inverse problems for non-linear partial differential equations with applications in fluid and plasma dynamics. The projects typically incorporate multi-disciplinary aspects ranging from analysis and engineering to implementation.

Ideal PhD candidates have completed a master or equivalent degree in Applied Mathematics or Computational Engineering with a very good academic record. Post-Docs should have an excellent PhD thesis in a related field. Experience in numerical methods, physical models, and/or programming are expected. Most important would be the interest in conducting research in transdisciplinary projects at the interface of mathematics and engineering.

Both PhD-Students or Post-Docs will be hired as research assistants. After successful completion of a PhD-thesis a doctoral degree in mathematics at RWTH Aachen can be awarded.

Responsibilities would include teaching tutorials in Mathematics and Computational Engineering at RWTH Aachen. English can be the teaching language in many courses, yet knowledge of German is appreciated.

Please send your CV, copies of your degree certificates, and a research statement with summary of your Master thesis electronically to

If you have questions please contact Prof. Manuel Torrilhon.