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Research assistant positions

Our team has one immediate research assistant job opening for an initial period of 3 years in full time (100%). The salary is based on E 13 TV-L (if the personal requirements are met). Within the scope of the job, further scientific qualification (doctorate, possibly habilitation) at the TU Clausthal is intended.

Your core tasks include:

  • Development and analysis of novel numerical solution methods for a selected class of nonlinear optimization problems such as optimization with differential equations, optimization with complementarity constraints, semidefinite optimization, or distributed optimization.
  • Publication of research results
  • Presentation of research results at international conferences
  • Creation and maintenance of scientific software
  • Teaching support

You meet the requirements:

  • Excellent degree (MSc equivalent) in mathematics or a related subject with strong relation to numerical optimization
  • Independent, structured way of working and fast comprehension skills
  • Enjoyment of interdisciplinary application problems and exchange with scientists from other disciplines
  • Good programming skills with numerical codes in C/C++, Python, Matlab or Julia
  • Very good written and spoken English
  • German language skills are a plus

Equality with its facets equal opportunities, diversity, and family friendliness is an important concern for the TU Clausthal. People with disabilities are considered with priority if they are suitable. Applications from people of all nationalities are welcome.

Please send your applications (in German or English) with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by e-mail (in a single PDF file) to Prof. Dr. Andreas Potschka (


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