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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 July-September 2018.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to conduct research for the project "Optimal control with finite control set and applications in Model Predictive Control" funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The research is expected to result in publications and a PhD dissertation of the student.
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 2.071,00 gross (14x per year).
The successful candidate will have a completed master degree or equivalent (e.g., Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Inf.), preferably with distinction, in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. Knowledge in optimal control, optimization, nonsmooth and variational analysis, and experience in programming with Matlab will be appreciated.  

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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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.

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



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