University Assistant (post doc)

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students)  the position of a

University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics

is vacant.


Identification number of advertisement: 4919

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna is the largest Austrian institution of mathematical research and tertiary education in the mathematical sciences. It consists of active research groups in a wide range of fields, starting from logical foundations, bridging all classical core subjects, and up to concrete applications in industry. As part of the Faculty, the Institute of Mathematics represents the entire discipline of mathematics in research and teaching, without making an arbitrary separation into pure and applied fields.

Duration of employment: 4 years

Starting: 01.09.2014

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
The advertised post doc position is associated with the chair for Numerics of Partial Differential Equations of Prof. Ilaria Perugia (email: We are looking for a highly qualified researcher with special interests in Finite Element approximation of Partial Differential Equations, or related fields. Topics of current interest to the group include non standard finite element methods, such as Discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite elements with operator-based (Trefftz) approximating spaces, and mimetic/virtual element methods, for problems arising in acoustics, electromagnetics, elasticity and reaction-diffusion. The job holder's responsibilities include independent research and holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement and the usual administrative duties.

A Doctoral degree / PhD or similar qualification is required for all candidates as well as experience in teaching and research. Past research should be documented by publications in recognized scientific journals.

Additional qualifications:
- high teaching skills,
- dedication to scientific excellence and goal orientation,
- international experience preferable.

The application package possibly in a single pdf file should contain:
- letter of intent,
- scientific CV,
- description of future research plans,
- list of publications and talks,
- teaching record,
- letter of recommendation.

Applicants will not be entitled to any refund of expenses incurred because of the application process.

Research fields:

Main research field: Mathematics, Computer Sciences

Special research fields: Analysis; Numerical mathematics

Importance: MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (English) should be sent via Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 06.08.2014 and be referenced to  the identification number 4919.

For further information please contact Rindler, Harald +43-1-4277-50600, Ben Salem-Schedlberger, Waltraud +43-1-4277-50651, Kretzschmar, Gudrun +43-1-4277-56001, +43-1-4277-50601, Weisgram, Martina +43-1-4277-50610, Griesmayr, Elisabeth +43-1-4277-56002, Perugia, Ilaria +43-1-4277-50798.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 4919



Job location: 
Contact and application information
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Contact name: 
Prof. Ilaria Perugia