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Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Mas­ter, and PhD programs in the focus areas Health, Mobility, and Diversity. Our principles are first class re­search and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world and is characterized by a truly intercultural community. Currently, more than 1,200 students from over 100 nations live and study on the residential campus.

The Mathematics group at Jacobs University, within the Department Mathematics & Logistics, invites applications for one or several

Postdoctoral fellows (m/f)
(part-time/full-time, for up to three academic years)


PhD Students (m/f)
(full-time, for up to three academic years)

for the research project

Holomorphic Dynamics connecting Geometry, Root-Finding, Algebra, and the Mandelbrot set (HOLOGRAM)

(Job ID JU-16-56)

funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for the period 2016– 2021; principal investigator is Prof. Dierk Schleicher, PhD.

This research project involves several interrelated themes connecting different areas of mathematics, including holomorphic dynamics, complex analysis, differential geometry, algebra, and numerical mathematics. Among the research foci of the project are

  • Thurston’s vision on 3-manifolds, surface automorphisms, and iteration theory;
  • Symbolic dynamics, classification results and parameter spaces in complex dynamics;
  • Iterated Monodromy Groups and their relations between dynamical systems and group theory;
  • Root-finding algorithms, especially Newton’s method as a dynamical system.

The ideal PhD student candidate has a strong university background in mathematics at the level of a Master’s degree or equivalent, and has a strong desire and outstanding promise for research in theoretical and/or applied mathematics on one or several aspects of this research project. The ideal postdoctoral fellow brings a proven record of research accomplishments in a research area related to this project.

The positions are expected to start at any time during the grant period. Applications are welcome at any time until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a let­ter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three potential referees as a single PDF attachment to Ms. Anja Müller at mathjobs [at] Please indicate Job ID JU-16-56 in your correspondence.

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Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.