ERC-funded Postdoc and PhD positions at IST Austria

This year, a number of postdoctoral and PhD positions will be available in my research group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) on the outskirts of Vienna. The positions are funded by my ERC Starting Grant “Bridging Scales in Random Materials”.

The positions will be research-oriented positions without teaching load; for postdocs, a limited amount of teaching in the IST graduate school is possible, depending on the preferences of the postdoc. The initial appointments for postdocs will usually be for 2 years, with a possible extension to 3 years. PhD students must be admitted in the IST graduate school (see ) and will receive contracts for 4 years.

Possible research directions include but are not limited to:
-Quantitative homogenization of random materials and nonlinear PDEs, in particular for models from fracture mechanics or curvature-driven PDEs,
-Numerical methods for stochastic homogenization, homogenization beyond separation of scales, and uncertainty quantification for random PDEs,
-Stability properties of interface evolution problems (such as multiphase mean curvature flow) beyond topological changes and phase-field approximations.

Candidates for the positions should have a strong background in one of the following areas:
-Analysis of PDEs or calculus of variations, for postdocs ideally in the context of mathematical models for materials or interface evolution equations,
-Probability theory, stochastic analysis, and/or SPDEs,
-High-dimensional numerical methods for PDEs.

Information about the institute IST Austria and my research group may be found at and , respectively. For additional information on the positions or the institute, candidates may contact me directly by email ( ).

The starting date of the postdoctoral positions is flexible, with a preferred starting date between May 2023 and October 2023. Applications should be sent before — January 25, 2023 — to my email address .

Applications for the postdoctoral positions should consist of a research statement and a cv including a publication list; furthermore, candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to my email address .

Applicants for PhD positions must be admitted in the IST graduate school, with the next call deadline in — February 2023 — (see ); however, applicants interested in the ERC-funded positions in my group should contact me in advance by email.

May I kindly ask you to share this email with potentially interested candidates. Apologies for any duplicate emails some of you might receive.

Best regards,
Julian Fischer