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1 PhD Contract in Dynamic Control (DyCON)

Estado de la convocatoria: Cerrado

Plazo de solicitud: Hasta el 6 de julio de 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DyCon – DynamicControl”, coordinated by Enrique Zuazua, aims to develop a multifold research agenda in the broad area of Control of Partial Differential Equations (PDE) and their numerical approximation methods to contribute with new key theoretical methods and results and computational software.
This project identifies six key topics around which it is articulated: control of parameter dependent problems; long finite time horizon control; control under constraints; inverse design of time irreversible models; memory models and hybrid PDE/ODE models, and the links between finite and infinite-dimensional dynamical systems.


The chosen doctoral candidates will enrol the Mathematics PhD Program of “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)” and carry out mathematical and computational research on some of the main scientific priorities of DyCon, in a multidisciplinary and international academic and technological environment, with excellent facilities.
The duration of the contract is 36 months.
The project team has a dual location, both at UAM and DeustoTech-Bilbao (Basque Country-Spain), the later offering added opportunities for interaction with Computer Sciences and Industry. Applicants should directly write to the PI of DyCon, Professor Enrique Zuazua, to the email “address”, including the following documents in pdf format: 

  • Letter of presentation describing the academic trajectory of the candidate, scientific interests and motivation for the present DyCon call.
  • Curriculum Vitae. Academic certificates and qualifications.
  • Two recommendation letters (they should be sent directly by the reference persons).

Research Fields

Mathematics - Computational mathematics – Control theory – Scientific Computing

Career Stage
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs. (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Starting date is October 1st, 2018 or earlier, if possible. Starting salary is approximately 1500€/month. Full-time doctoral candidates are expected to complete their theses in three-four years. The contract includes Spanish Social Security and healthcare public plans.

UAM-Madrid reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position vacant, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.


Organo Gestor y Contacto

For more information please visit the DyCon webpage (, and those of the Department of Mathematics ( and UAM (
Please contact Prof. Enrique Zuazua (,) for additional information on the research topics or any other query.