Junior Group Leader in Uncertain Systems

IWR, University of Heidelberg
Job Description: 

The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at
Heidelberg University is seeking a highly motivated


to establish a junior research group in the broad area of uncertainty
quantification in modeling, simulation and optimization.

The junior research group is expected to develop cutting edge
mathematical, statistical and/or algorithmic methodology at the
interface of the mathematical and computational sciences and one or more application
areas. Research collaborations within the IWR, the Heidelberg
Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the
Sciences (HGS MathComp) and the Faculty of Mathematics and
Informatics, as well as on and beyond Heidelberg Campus, and
participation in existing and future research networks, are strongly

The successful candidate holds a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics,
Computer Science or a related field and has relevant interdisciplinary
research experience combined with an excellent international publication
record. Teaching experience is of advantage.

We offer a five-year position at salary scale E14 or W1 for the junior
group leader, a merit-based option of a start-up professorship for another six years,
and a package of financial support that includes stipends for two PhD students.
The position is part of the Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the
Sciences (HGS MathComp) funded by the German excellence initiative.

The teaching load is anticipated to be one course per semester in

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a one page
synopsis of the planned research, a CV, a list of publications, a
reprint of a key publication, and contact details of 2-3 referees,
and should be sent to

Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen (IWR)
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
D-69120 Heidelberg

Email applications with a single PDF attachment are preferred and
should be sent to peter.bastian at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de no later than
Oktober 29, 2012.

Heidelberg University is committed to increase the proportion of women
in areas where they are underrepresented. Suitably qualified women
are invited to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given preference
if they are equally qualified. Please understand that application
materials will not be returned.

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application: 
Oct 29 2012