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Senior scientist position with doctorate (all genders welcome)

as a member of the coordinator team of the doc.funds doctoral school

Scientific Staff | Full time
Application deadline: 5 August 2020
Reference code: 432/20


The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce a

Senior scientist position with doctorate (all genders welcome)

as a member of the coordinator team of the doc.funds doctoral school

Modeling - Analysis - Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems

funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the University of Klagenfurt. The doctoral school is embedded into the well-established doctoral programme in mathematics at the University of Klagenfurt. It provides a vivid, friendly, and research-oriented environment. In our research we aim to solve mathematical problems by creating synergies from a multi-perspective view, combining the knowledge of several mathematical sub-disciplines. Further information on the doctoral programme and the doc.funds doctoral school can be found here:

The University of Klagenfurt is a young and innovative university at the intersection of three cultures. Since its foundation in the year 1970, it has established itself as the leading academic educational institution in the region, and as a hub for the acquisition, exchange, and transfer of knowledge across the entire Alps-Adriatic region.

Future-oriented degree programmes, outstanding achievements in teaching and research, numerous

co-operations at home and abroad, ideal conditions for the advancement of young researchers and a one-of-a-kind campus nestled between a Renaissance city and Lake Wörthersee give the university its distinctive character. The global QS World University Ranking Top 50 Under 50 ranks the University of Klagenfurt among the best 150 young - under the age of 50 - universities worldwide.
Around 12,000 students pursue their studies and research on the campus, including around 2,000 from 100 different nations across the globe.

Our offer

The successful candidate will be employed at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Departments for Mathematics and Statistics (double affiliation). The position is a 100 % (40 hours/week) full-time position, limited to 4 years (Uni-KV: B1 lit.b,, non-tenure track. The monthly gross salary is € 3,889.50, paid 14 times per year and can increase to a maximum of € 4,309.30 (lit.c) by taking previous experience into account. The starting date is negotiable, but preferably October 1, 2020.

Area of responsibility

  • Autonomous scientific work in mathematics within the scope of the doc.funds project
  • Autonomous teaching in mathematics and/or statistics in German or English
  • Active participation in the research activities of the doctoral school and at international conferences
  • Assistance in public relations activities of the two institutes and the faculty
  • As part of the coordinator team of the doc.funds doctoral school: support of the coordinator in handling the project, in particular (but not exclusively) with the organisation of workshops and schools, hearings, and project reports, acting as a contact person for the PhD students, as an active researcher in the field of the project, acting as a role-model for the PhD students


  • PhD degree in mathematics
  • Strong publication record in mathematics
  • An interest in multi-perspective research combining different mathematical sub-disciplines
  • Extensive teaching experience
  • Experience in the (co-) supervision of PhD students
  • Experience in the application of third party funded projects and hence in dealing with funding organisations
  • Experience in academic self-governance
  • Experience in the organisation of scientific conferences or workshops
  • Experience in mentoring young researchers and/or students
  • Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, SageMath, Maple, Mathematica, C/C++,...)
  • Experience in gender and diversity management
  • Fluent in German and English

Candidates must provide proof that they meet all the requirements for the appointment by August 5, 2020 at the latest, or else provide appropriate supporting documents at the time of application.

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a team
  • High communication and dissemination skills

Additional information

The senior scientist will work in a team with the coordinator and the co-coordinator of the doc.funds doctoral school as well as its faculty members (of whom 45 % are female) and PhD students.

The principles of diversity, gender mainstreaming, health and well-being, sustainability, and compatibility of family and career build the basis for the achievement of our goals. Hence, the senior scientist will have access to the university's career development programme including a special offer for female researchers.

It is our declared goal to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and therefore we encourage qualified women to apply for the position. In case of equivalent qualification, women will receive preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who fulfil the requirements are particularly encouraged to apply.

General information for applicants is available at For further information, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral school, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Szölgyenyi (

We welcome applications comprising a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a statement describing in the way in which the candidate fulfils the requested qualifications.

Applications must be submitted online no later than August 5, 2020 via the job portal in the category "Scientific Staff" by pressing the button "Show vacancies", indicating reference code 432/20 and selecting "Apply for this position".

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

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