Jan Schröer

Funded projects

SFB/Transregio 45

  • I'm PI of the project M07-3: Representation theory of Jacobian algebras which is part of the SFB/TR 45 (3rd funding period from 2/2015 - 1/2019).

Funding for PhD students

I only accept students with a top Master degree and with an excellent background on the representation theory of algebras and quivers or on closely related topics.

You can apply to the BIGS (Bonn International Graduate School) to get a PhD fellowship. Please ask me if I want to be your PhD supervisor before you apply there.

About half of my Master students want to do a PhD as well. I have to turn down lots of these requests, but if you are a good student, I can provide a list of alternative representation theory supervisors at other universities. Please note that I will only write reference letters for your PhD applications if I'm convinced that you should do a PhD.

Funding for postdocs

A postdoc is no longer a PhD student. Postdocs need to come to Bonn with their own research ideas. Bonn offers an excellent research environment. It is the job of the postdoc to use this opportunity in the best possible way.

If you want to be a postdoc in our research group (working on representation theory of finite-dimensional algebras and quivers), there are several types of positions:

  • Wissenschaftlicher Assistent: 2-7 years, postdoc position with some (easy) teaching duties. You need at least medium level German language skills for this. I usually have one assistant.
  • HCM Postdoc: 1-2 years, sometimes a 3rd year is possible. Please ask me before you name me as a mentor in your application. See the HCM webpages for details.
  • SFB/TR 45 Postdoc: Usually 1 year, sometimes an extension is possible. I have one position in my SFB project.
  • Max-Planck Postdoc: 1 year is realistic, sometimes a 2nd year is possible. See the webpages of the Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn for details.
  • Bonn Junior Fellow: 5 years, W2 Professor, reduced teaching. This is not a postdoc position, but rather a temporary professorial position. See the HCM webpages for details.
  • Come to Bonn with your own grant money: Also in this case the following general rule applies: We only accept people who provide added value to our research group.