Friday, October 21, 2016

[DMANET] Scientific Coordinator at the Vienna Graduate School in Computational Optimization

The *Vienna Graduate School in Computational Optimization (VGSCO)*
offers a contract for a Scientific Coordinator (PostDoc Assistant). The
position is meant to provide a young scientist in the years after
obtaining a PhD with support to broaden and deepen his/her research
agenda. Applicants should have successfully completed their PhD in
Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field with
excellent results or close to it. He/she will complement research areas
pursued at VGSCO and will conduct original research independently.
He/she will participate in the Graduate School's teaching, research and
administrative activities and contribute to linking the Graduate School
with the national and international scientific community, cooperating
with other academic departments/institutions and supporting PhD
students. He/She administrates the series of guest lectures and
workshops and actively participates in the selection process of Visiting
Professors. Experience in teaching and administration at university is
of advantage. Employment (40 hrs/week) is based on a 3-year contract.

The Vienna Graduate School on Computational Optimization is a joint
initiative between the University of Vienna, the TU Wien and the
Austrian Institute of Science and Technology (IST) funded by the
Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The goal of the Graduate School is to give
the PhD candidates a comprehensive education in many aspects of
optimization including modeling, theory and implementation. It is
intended to cover by the research topics the broad scope of
Theory-Algorithms-Applications. In addition to the main scientific
goals, other skills will be trained such as efficient literature search,
writing scientific papers, presentation of results, the transformation
of mathematical ideas into working algorithms, understanding the
peculiar problems of application areas and putting them into a
mathematical formulation. In the long term we will foster collaboration
between the members and their respective institutions in order to make
Vienna a place of excellence in Computational Optimization. For more
information, visit our website at


The successful applicant has an excellent background in Computational
Optimization and should demonstrate a strong interest in research in
that field. He/She has a record of innovative research papers that aim
to be published in top general interest and field journals. He/She is
able to comprehend complex issues and communicate them in a structured
way. He/She likes to work in an international team and is interested
also transporting research standards to PhD students and introducing
them into the scientific network.

Required documents for a successful application include:

·Completed PhD thesis and degree (certificate and transcripts)

·Motivation letter expressing the candidate's visions and expectations

·CV including scientific interests, publications and scientific

·A minimum of 2 recommendation letters

·Excellent command of written and spoken English

(knowledge of other languages is an asset)

·Skype address for a possible interview

Applications should be submitted via email to

Deadline for applications is *November 25, 2016*.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Prof. Georg Pflug at the
Department of Statistics and OR, University of Vienna, at <>

As part of the university we pursue a non-discriminatory employment
policy and value equal opportunities, as well as diversity
( 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.

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