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University Assistant Postdoctoral, Mathematics

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Academic Discipline
Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

56 Faculty of Mathematics
Startdate: 01.04.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 31.03.2027
Reference no.: 1896

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.

We are looking for open, innovative and productive colleagues who are willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Does that sound like something for you? Apply to join our team!

Your professional field of activity:

We are looking for a postdoctoral university assistant to complement the research team around Univ.-Prof. Ilaria Perugia, PhD. The focus of our research is in the area of Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations with emphasis on standard and non standard finite element methods and application to wave propagation problems. Further information about our research area and about our team can be found on our homepage at:

The start of the contract is negotiable. The employment period is three years from the beginning of the contract.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • Collaboration and research in the field of Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations:
    • Identifying and addressing research questions as part of Prof. Perugia's research group.
    • Innovative development, analysis and Implentation of numerical models.
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations:
    • Willingness to participate in international and interdisciplinary research.
    • Participation in international conferences and workshops.
  • Collaboration in teaching and administration:
    • Independent participation in the administration of the institute, teaching and research.
    • Independent participation in and teaching of courses in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

Required Qualifications/Position Requirement:

  • Completed doctorate in mathematics before starting the employment.
  • Emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing.
  • Research competence & initiative demonstrated through international publications in peer relevant media.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.
  • You are goal-oriented and have a high motivation to strive for scientific excellence.
  • You are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in connection with the admission process.

What we offer:

  • Work-life balance: The compatibility of work and private life or work and study is a particularly important concern for us. In consultation with the team and team management, you can therefore organize your working hours flexibly and in a family-friendly manner within the framework of the current flexible and family-friendly working hours and also work partially in a home office. Inspiring working atmosphere: You are part of an international team with excellent research infrastructure in a relaxed working environment.
  • Good public transport connections: Your new workplace is easily accessible by public transport.
  • Climate neutrality - sustainability: The University of Vienna contributes to the achievement of climate goals by means of an adopted sustainability strategy and aimes to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 through the reduction of resource consumption, resource-saving and sustainable procurements.
  • Fixed-term contract and adequate salary: The basic salary corresponds to the collective agreement for employees of the universities according to § 48 VwGr. B1 lit b basic level (postdoc): EUR 4.752,30 on a full-time basis (14 times per year). The actual salary is finally determined depending on professional experience and qualification. The gross salary covers all benefits of the employee in quantitative and qualitative terms (= all-in payment).
  • Internal training and coaching: We offer you ongoing opportunities to deepen your skills. Choose from an extensive range of courses free of charge.
  • Benefits: The University of Vienna also offers you numerous benefits, such as a company pension fund, travel allowances, low-cost parking, discounted IT (hardware and software), special rates for language courses offered by the university language center, advancement of women, diversity management and specific career advancement, inclusion, Papamonat, Flexible childcare, vacation care for children, health care, vaccination campaigns and fitness offers (special rates for USI sports courses) as well as discounts for employees at various companies.
  • Equal opportunities for all: We welcome every additional personality to the team!

Do we have attracted your interest? Would you like to take on this new challenge? To actively contribute to the current and future major scientific issues of the research team around Prof. Perugia and, above all, to become even better at what you can already do?

Then we are looking forward to you and your application:

  • with your letter of motivation,
  • a scientific CV, including a list of publications, talks, third-party funding and teaching activities,
  • contact details of three persons for references and
  • your certificate of a completed PhD program (necessary before the start of the contract)


  • via our job portal by clicking on "Create Profile - Login & Logout" in the header on the upper right, or
  • directly in this job posting by clicking the "Apply now" - Button on the bottom right side.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ilaria Perugia

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 03/11/2024 

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