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FWF-Predoctoral Research Assistant


The Research Unit Operations Research and Control Systems (ORCOS), Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, TU Wien, invites applications for a

Predoctoral Research Assistant position beginning in April 2020 for 30h/week.

Terms of admission:
Completed master degree or equivalent, with distinction in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and apply methods of variational analysis to problems of optimal control of ordinary and partial differential equations. Preliminary knowledge of optimization, functional analysis, and differential equations (including numerical methods) is an advantage.

The successful candidate will conduct research for the project “Regularity properties of mappings and applications” funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The research is expected to result in publications and a PhD dissertation of the student. Cooperation with the Vienna School of Mathematics is expected.

The contract is for a 30h/week employment as a PhD candidate for a period of 3 years. The monthly salary is currently (in accordance with FWF) EUR 2.196,80 gross (14x per year).

Qualified female applicants will be given preference if equally qualified.

Application Information: The application should include the following documents:

•    Statement of Research Interests,
•    Curriculum Vitae,
•    Copies of academic credentials (with translation if not in English or German),
•    Contact information to a person (former supervisor) who may give a recommendation.

Please send your application documents as a single PDF file via e-mail to, including a brief cover letter in the main body of the email and subject: Application for FWF predoc position.

Application deadline: March 05, 2020

For further information, please contact the project secretary, M. Kainerstorfer ( or the project leader, Prof. V. Veliov ( 

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