29 Oct 2020

University Assistant (post doc) in Mathematical Cosmology

The University of Vienna invites applications for a post doc position associated with the chair for `data science in astrophysics’ of Prof. Oliver Hahn (email: oliver.hahn@univie.ac.at). We are looking for a highly qualified researcher with special interests in the mathematical modelling of the large-scale structure of the Universe using analytical and numerical techniques (Euler-Poisson, Vlasov-Poisson, Schrödinger-Poisson, blow-up and singularity problems) and a strong background in theoretical cosmology. The successful candidate is able to actively contribute to the research profile of both the Faculty of Mathematics and the Institute of Astrophysics, and to teach courses in applied mathematics and theoretical cosmology (max. 4 hours/week per semester). The candidate is expected to carry out mentoring of master and co-mentoring of PhD students and assist in the continuous assessment and development of the teaching programme.

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.

Duration of employment: 3 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

The application package should contain:
– letter of intent,
– scientific CV,
– description of future research plans,
– list of publications and talks,
– teaching record,
– the names and email addresses of three references who agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 08.11.2020, mentioning reference number 11435.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.