Research Assistant / Associate (f/m/d) - Postdoc



Raul Tempone


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Lehrstuhl für Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification

Our Profile

The Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification (MATH4UQ) of Prof. Raul Tempone at RWTH Aachen invites applications for several postdoctoral positions. The successful candidates will perform mathematical and computational research and become an active part of an international research network with a wide scope and high visibility.

Your Profile

  • Ph.D. degree in mathematics, computer science, computational engineering sciences, or related fields as well as a university degree (master's or equivalent)
  • Successful candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: uncertainty quantification, machine learning, data science, numerical analysis, stochastic optimal control, stochastic optimization, optimal experimental design, inverse problems as well as stochastic simulation and approximation.
  • High motivation, the ability to carry out research independently as well as to work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Experience in performing collaborative research.
  • Experience teaching in German, proficiency in written and spoken German.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Applications must contain a letter of motivation.
  • CV including a list of publications, and copies of degree certificates, along with contact details of at least two academic referees. 

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • The main scope of the MATH4UQ Chair is to develop efficient numerical methods for solving forward and inverse problems, including optimal control and optimal experimental design, involving stochastic and random differential equations.
  • The position comes with a teaching duty.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of 2 years.
The fixed-term employment is possible as it constitutes one of the fixed-term options of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Fixed-term Scientific Contracts).
This is a full-time position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 TV-L.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket.
RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason.
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Application deadline:15/04/2023
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification
Prof.Dr. Raul Tempone
Pontdriesch 14-16
52066 Aachen
Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email. For data protection reasons, however, we recommend sending applications via mail.