Scientific Assistant to the RICAM Director (f/m)

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz, Austria, is searching for a scientific assistant to the director of the institute. The position could be fully administrative in nature or could have a research component, and this can be adjusted according to the candidate.

A doctorate in applied mathematics or a closely related field is required. The applicant must be fluent in German or English and be highly proficient in the other. Applicants should further have excellent writing skills in at least one of these languages. Administrative duties of the position include support for the RICAM director with regard to: reporting of institute research activities, public outreach, proposal writing, and communication with governing organizations (such as the Austrian Academy of Science and the European Union). It is possible for this position to be a full-time (i.e., 40 hours per week, minimum 75%) administrative position; however, the position could also include a research component for up to 50% of the work time. After a successful evaluation, the position can be tenured. Three years after assumption of the position, there will be a review process. If the position holder is deemed to have been a good fit, the position will extended to be permanent.

For more information on the scientific side, please contact Prof. Dr. Ronny Ramlau ( and on the administrative side:

RICAM went into operation on January 1, 2003 and has built research groups in seven areas:

  • Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems
  • Inverse Problems and Imaging
  • Analysis and Numerics of PDEs in Cell Biology
  • Mathematical Methods in Biology and Medicine
  • Optimization and Optimal Control
  • Symbolic Computation
  • Transfer Group

The Institute is housed on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, a town of about 190.000 on the Danube, close to the Austrian Alps and half-way between Vienna and Salzburg. Further information is available under:

Applications with personal and scientific data and a compact statement about scientific interests and achievements should be sent by April 30, 2015, preferably by email, to:

Postal address: Johann Radon Institute der ÖAW

Altenbergerstraße 69

A-4040 Linz

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

We are approaching interested candidates, prepared to exercise the aforementioned duties within a 100% employment (40 hours per week) for a yearly gross salary of € 49.644,00.

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