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University Postdoctoral, Mathematics

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
EUR 4,752.30
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

56 Faculty of Mathematics
Startdate: 01.09.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 31.08.2028
Reference no.: 2197

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 an open, innovative, and productive colleague who enjoys working 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 University Assistant Postdoc to join the dynamic research team led by Prof. Henk Bruin, PhD. Our ideal candidate has a background in ergodic theory, dynamical systems or related fields, and a pronounced interest and strong track record in non-uniformly hyperbolic dynamics, topological dynamics, and stochastic aspects of dynamical systems. The successful candidate will support and complement existing research efforts of our team, while further developing and shaping their own research profile in collaboration with the group.

The start of the contract is negotiable. The employment period is 4 years from the beginning of the contract.

The focus of our research is on the field of ergodic theory, dynamical systems or related fields. More information about our research area and about our team can be found on our homepage at: As a team, we understand the importance of a positive, inclusive, and respectful working environment. We regularly exchange ideas about current topics and projects in our group meetings.

Your future tasks:

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

  • Collaboration and research in the field of ergodic theory:
    • You identify and address research questions in the field of ergodic theory.
    • You contribute to the innovative development of analytical, numerical, or data-driven methods or measure-preserving systems, in particular joint projects on low-complexity systems.
    • You become an active team member of the “Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems group” research group.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration:
    • You participate in international scientific collaborations, as  well as international conferences and workshops.
  • Collaboration in teaching and administration:
    • You participate in the administration of the institute, teaching and research.
    • You hold courses and examinations in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement and you (co-)supervise students.

Required Qualifications/Position Requirement:

  • Completed doctorate in mathematics or a related field
  • Emphasis in one or more of the following areas: zero-entropy (Cantor) systems, interval exchange transformations and their extensions
  • Research competence & initiative demonstrated through international publications in peer relevant media
  • Experience abroad
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken
  • You are a team player with high social and communicative competence.
  • 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!

Does this spark your interest? Would you like to take on this new challenge as part of the research team around Prof. Bruin?

Then we are looking forward to you and your meaningful application:

  • with your letter of motivation,
  • a scientific CV, including a list of publications, talks, third-party funding, and teaching activities (if applicable)
  • a statement of past research achievements and future research interests and plans (max. 4 pages)
  • 2-3 letters of reference to be sent directly to mentioning the applicant’s name and the job ID 2197


  • 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:

Hendrik Bruin

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: 06/10/2024 

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