W1-Juniorprofessor for Numerical Methods for Descriptor Systems

The Faculty of Mathematics at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg invites applications for the following position:

“W1-Juniorprofessor for Numerical Methods for Descriptor Systems”,

with a start date of April 1st, 2018.

The position is initially for three years. Subject to positive evaluation, it will be extended by further three years, according to the § 41HSG LSA. The position will be combined with a team leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg.

Candidates must have previous experience in numerical methods for simulation and control of differential-algebraic equations. The research focus will be on the numerical development of efficient numerical methods for high-dimensional descriptor systems.

The candidate will be expected to hold a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences or a related subject, to have experience as a PostDoc and in teaching undergraduate courses.

Candidates should have advanced, demonstrable expertise in at least two of the three following areas:
development of numerical methods for high-dimensional descriptor systems;
functional analysis, discretization and active control of incompressible and compressible flows;
robust control of descriptor systems. Candidates are also expected to be experienced in the development of mathematical software.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching courses on the Master level of the Faculty of Mathematics. Previous teaching experience in the analytical and numerical treatment of differential-algebraic equations is desirable.

For further information regarding the post please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Benner (benner@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de).

In the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise, applications from disabled candidates will be given priority. The Otto-von-Guericke-University aims to increase the proportion of female researchers within the university and specifically encourages women to apply.

Applications including curriculum vitae, details of the scientific career, certificates/transcripts, a list of publications with copies of three relevant publications and two suitable references should be sent no later to December 7th, 2017 to
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik
Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Grunau
Postfach 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany

Job location: 
Fakultät für Mathematik
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. Postfach 4120
39016 Magdeburg
Contact and application information
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Contact name: 
Peter Benner