Scientific Coordinator (Post Doc) at the Vienna Graduate School in Computational Optimization

The Vienna Graduate School in Computational Optimization offers a contract for a scientific coordinator. The duty of the coordinator is to support the college assistants (PraeDocs) on all matters (visa and local registration, organization of meetings, travel organization, contact with visiting professors etc.). Experience with coordination activities are of advantage.

Apart from that the coordinator should also conduct original research in Computational Optimization, preferably in Optimization under Uncertainty.  

The Vienna Graduate School in Computational Optimization is a joint initiative between the University of Vienna, the TU Wien and the Austrian Institute of Science and Technology. Candidates should have a PhD or a comparable grade.

Applicants should write to


For a successful application, the following is required:

  • PhD thesis and degree as well as other publications have to be included.
  • A minimum of two recommendation letters is mandatory.
  • Fluency in the English language has to be proven.
  • A motivation letter should express the candidate‘s visions and expectations.
  • For a possible interview, the skype address should be provided.

The contract duration is 3.5 years, the gross salary is EUR 62.500 per annum. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2016. Start of work is possible in June/July 2016.

As part of the university we pursue a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The university lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.


Job location: 
Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna
Contact and application information
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Contact name: 
Georg Pflug
Contact email: 
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