The Institute of Applied Geometry ( of the Johannes Kepler University, Linz/Austria, is looking for a research assistant (PhD student, fixed-term contract for up to 4 years).

The position is part of the FOR 5492 network project "Polytope Mesh Generation and Finite Element Analysis Methods for Problems in Solid Mechanics", led by RWTH Aachen University (Germany). The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue a PhD.

Applicants are encouraged to apply if they have a strong background in at least one of the areas of geometric modelling and numerical analysis. Expertise on Computational Geometry is particularly welcome.

A master-equivalent degree in mathematics, computer science, or a closely related field is required. The working language is English.

The city of Linz, Austria's third largest city with a population of 210,000, is located on the Danube, 80 km from the Austrian Alps.

Please send your application with personal and scientific data and a compact statement about scientific interests and achievements to:


Postal address:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bert Jüttler

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Institut für Angewandte Geometrie

Altenberger Strasse 69, 4040 Linz, Austria


Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

The yearly gross salary in accordance with the collective agreement amounts to \EUR 34.507,20 (as of 2023) for a Ph.D. student (working time 30 hours/week).

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities.

These applications will be given special consideration.

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