November 30, 2022

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At the University of Graz, researchers and students work across a broad disciplinary spectrum to enlarge our knowledge, and find strategies to deal with challenges our society is confronted with and to shape tomorrow’s world. The University of Graz is a place which combines high quality academic research and teaching, where achievement is rewarded, careers are promoted, and social diversity is encouraged – all within a modern, award-winning working environment. Our motto: We work for tomorrow. Join us!

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is looking for a

University assistant with doctorate (m/f/d)

40 hours a week fixed-term employment for 6 years* position to be filled as of now

At the university location Graz with three universities, there is an established interdisciplinary cooperation network of several research groups in the areas of Inverse Problems, Machine Learning, Optimization and Medical Image Processing. The advertised faculty position is part of the research group “Mathematics of Data Science” at the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the University of Graz, and is closely integrated into this cooperation network. The position focuses on research in mathematical foundations and interdisciplinary applications of machine learning and inverse problems. In addition to cooperation in the group “Mathematics of Data Science”, the position is characterized by a high degree of autonomy; there is the possibility to conduct independent research, apply for third-party funding projects, teach courses, and supervise theses.

Your duties

  • Autonomous and collaborative research in the field of Applied Mathematics, with a focus on machine learning and inverse problems
  • Participation in projects conducted by the research group on “Mathematics of Data Science”
  • Conceptualisation and implementation of autonomous research projects and contribution to acquisition of the necessary third-party funding
  • Independent implementation of courses and proportionate holding of examinations in the field of Applied Mathematics
  • Support of students
  • Participation in organizational and administrative tasks as well as in evaluation measures

Your profile

  • Completed doctorate or PhD in the field of Mathematics
  • Solid knowledge in the analysis and the numerical solution of research problems in Applied Mathematics
  • Solid knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Machine Learning, Inverse Problems, Optimization, Variational Image Processing, Calculus of Variations (desirable)
  • Programming skills (e.g. in Python, C++)
  • Ability to integrate into the research profile of the institute and especially into interdisciplinary cooperation projects
  • Ability to teach in English and to teach in German within 24 months
  • Enjoyment of scientific work and dealing with students
  • Sense of personal responsibility and ability to work with others
  • Communication skills and ability to work in a team

Our offer

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum Salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 56.861,00 gross/year (for full-time employment). This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application deadline: 21.12.2022

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

The protection of our students and staff is very important to us! For this reason, preference is given to persons who can provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, assumed that they have the same professional qualifications.For further information, please refer to our general application regulations.

* Please note the limitations of § 109 UG (university act), especially in the case of short contract terms. For further information, please refer to our general application regulations.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Holler

Please note that in order to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we can only accept applications via our web-based applicant tool for this vacant position.


With numerous research institutes on campus and targeted support of collaborative projects, Saarland University provides an ideal environment for innovation and technology transfer. The Department of Mathematics at Saarland University encompasses the full spectrum of mathematics and forms a joint faculty with the Department of Computer Science, with which it collaborates closely.
The Department of Mathematics is inviting applications for the following tenure-track position commencing at the earliest opportunity:

(W2 with tenure track to W3)
for Applied Mathematics
(m/f/x; reference number W2177)

This position will initially be a fixed-term public sector position (‘Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit’) for a maximum of six years. If after completing the quality-assured evaluation process the appointee has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, the position will be upgraded to a permanent professorship at the W3 salary grade (tenured full professorship).

The successful candidate will have exceptional research and teaching skills, international visibility and a research focus in numerics; additional knowledge in scientific computing or mathematical modelling is welcome. The candidate will complement existing activities in applied mathematics and demonstrate potential for collaboration. The person appointed will also be expected to have experience in the acquisition of third party funded projects, independently acquire external funding and to be willing to contribute to joint research proposals to strengthen the department, faculty and university. Teaching duties cover the full range of courses for mathematics students (including those studying for teaching qualifications) as well as service courses for other departments. Courses are taught in German and English.

At Saarland University, we view internationalization as a process that spans all aspects of University life. We therefore expect members of our professorial staff to engage in activities that promote and foster further internationalization. Special support will be provided for collaborative work with existing international partners such as the ‘European University Transform4Europe’ and the ‘University of the Greater Region’, which we would like to further develop.

The appointments will be made in accordance with the general provisions of German public sector employment law. Candidates must have experience in and an aptitude for academic teaching. They will have a PhD or doctorate in an appropriate subject and will have demonstrated a proven track record of independent academic research (e.g. as a junior or assistant professor, or by having completed an advanced, post-doctoral research degree (Habilitation) or equivalent academic activity at a university or research institution).

In accordance with the objectives of its affirmative action plan, Saarland University is actively seeking to increase the proportion of women in professorial positions and applications from qualified female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged. Preferential consideration will be given to disabled candidates of equal eligibility.

To apply for this position, please submit your application no later than December 2, 2022 via Saarland University’s online applications portal: Please complete the online synopsis (brief applicant profile) and upload your completed application documents as a single PDF file (max. size: 10 MB). Please include the following: a letter of application, which should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Prof. Jürgen Steimle, and should include your private address, phone number and email, your CV/résumé including details of academic teaching duties and research history, a complete list of publications, a statement of your previous and planned research and teaching activities, your record in acquiring external funding, and electronic copies of your certificates. For questions about this position, please contact Prof. Roland Speicher (email:

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