Doctoral Scholarships and Postdoc Positions at Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg

Two postdoc positions and four doctoral scholarships, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg/Germany
The IWR offers:
* 2 postdoctoral positions and
* 4 positions for doctoral students
within projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF), BASF AG, and the Helmholtz Association.

The research work involves:
* the development of optimal control and optimization methods,
* of algorithms for nonlinear optimal experimental design and parameter estimation
* in Systems Biology, Reaction Kinetics and Chemical Engineering.

The algorithms will be designed and implemented in collaboration with scientists from the application fields in academia and industry.

The positions are available for a period of three years, starting on November 1, 2007 and January 1, 2008.

Post-doc positions:
The salary is regulated by the German TV-L contract according to TVL-13.

Doctoral positions:
Scholarships of approx. 17.400 EUR per year are available. There are no tuition fees. The research work should result in a PhD in Applied Mathematics within three years.

The ideal candidates have a solid background in numerical methods for nonlinear constrained optimization problems in differential equations and respectively discretization methods for large-scale differential-algebraic equations.

Experience in the specification and implementation of user friendly application software including programming skills in C resp. C++ are necessary. Interest in interdisciplinary research is a must. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of German could be helpful.

For the post-doc positions, a doctoral degree in Mathematics or Computer Science is required. For the doctoral positions, an above-average master’s or diploma degree in Mathematics or a neighboring field with a strong Scientific Computing part or an equivalent qualification is required.

Applications including a detailed CV, list of publications, photograph, copies of diploma, the names of 3 possible referees, and an abstract of the PhD resp. master’s or diploma thesis should be sent (preferably electronically) to:

Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Georg Bock
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

email: SciCom[ at ]

Deadline: September 15, 2007.