University of Paderborn

Position ID: 2640-RA1 [#19713, 5160]
Position Title: Research Assistant (f/m/d)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen 33098, Germany [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/03/09, listed until 2022/09/09)
Position Description:    

In the Department of Mathematics at Paderborn University, which is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, the following position is to be filled as soon as pos-sible:

Research Assistant (f/m/d) (pay scale E13 TV-L)

with 100 % of the regular working time. Both doctoral candidates and postdocs are welcome.

It is a full-time qualification position to support a PhD-project in the field of Applied Mathematics. The initial contract is for three years but limited to the duration of the PhD-project. An extension to finish the PhD is possible in accordance with the rules of the WissZeitVG. For PostDocs, this is a qualifica-tion position in the sense of WissZeitVG, which is intended to contribute to qualification with regard to an academic career.

Area of responsibility: In the Applied Mathematics group of Prof. Dr. Sina Ober-Blöbaum there will be one scientific staff position to fill as soon as possible. The group's research topics are in the field of computational math-ematics and optimization with a particular focus on structure-preserving simulation methods and mod-ern engineering applications such as vehicle dynamics, space mission design or robotics. Current research projects include the areas of optimal control of differential equations, the development and analysis of numerical geometric integrators, the combination of mathematical methods with learning processes, and the use of symmetries in model predictive control.

Project description and area of responsibility • Development and analysis of modern numerical simulation methods • Participation in teaching, supervision of exercises and student work

Necessary requirements: • Scientific university degree (Doctorate or master's degree) in mathematics or related fields • Analytical thinking skills, teamwork and enthusiasm, independent work • Previous knowledge in the areas of differential equations, computational mathematics and optimization is advantageous • Programming knowledge in Matlab or a comparable programming language is advantageous • Good language skills in English

Since Paderborn University seeks to increase the number of female researchers, applications of women are especially welcome. In case of equal qualification and scientific achievements, they will receive preferential treatment according to the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Policy (LGG), unless there are cogent reasons to give preference to another applicant. Part-time employment is, in principle, possible. Likewise, applications from disabled people with appropriate qualification are explicitly requested. This also applies to people with equal status according to the German social law SGB IX.

Applications with the common material (cover letter, cv, certificates) must be received by Ref. No. 5160. Please send your application in a single pdf file by e-mail to:

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Contact: Prof. Dr. Sina Ober-Blöbaum
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Department of Mathematics
Paderborn University
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn
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