Open Positions


The International Research Training Group (IRTG) „Modern Inverse Problems: From Geometry and Data to Models and Applications“ (MIP) at RWTH Aachen University offers doctoral positions for a three-year structured program.

The positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the payscale TVL 13 (100%).

Funding is for 3 years, with the second cohort starting in 2022.

MIP currently offers open positions in the research fields of:

Already filled positions in the research fields of:

The IRTG builds on a partnership between the Aachen Institute of Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science at RWTH Aachen University, and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Because of this, long research visits at The University of Texas at Austin are planned.


  • A Master degree (or an equivalent degree) in a relevant field
  • Transcripts for the Bachelor and Master’s degrees
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of German is not expected.


All applications must include the following documents.

  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of purpose including your research interests
  • transcript(s) and certificate(s) from universities previously attended
  • at least two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL score or other evidence of English skills(100%).

Please submit your application as a PDF via e-mail with subject “IRTG 2379 Admission” and your preferred research topic to:

Successful candidates are provided guidance, office space, and access to the research facilities of the participating faculties.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a “Family-Friendly University”. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.