Veronika Kovzel
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Working hours:
39 h/week

31 January 2021

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 191/2020 (1123)

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Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

CASUS Young Investigator Group Leader (f/m/d)

The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) is a German-Polish research center for data-intensive digital systems research. We combine innovative methods from mathematics, theoretical systems research, simulations, data science, and computer science to provide solutions for a range of disciplines – materials science under ambient and extreme conditions, earth system research, systems biology, and autonomous vehicles.

CASUS was jointly founded in August 2019 by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Wroclaw. CASUS is located in the heart of Görlitz at the border between Germany and Poland. The CASUS start-up phase is hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art.

CASUS is looking for a joint Young Investigator Group on Mathematical Foundations of Complex Systems Science or a candidate with broad interests and experiences in pure and applied mathematics.

Location of work is Görlitz, the working hours will amount to 39 h per week.

CASUS Young Investigator Group Leader (f/m/d)

The position will be open until filled. The employment contract is limited until 31 March 2022.


The successful candidate will be building up a CASUS Young Investigator Group (YIG) with an innovative scientific program on mathematical and algorithmic methods. This includes attracting young talents in this field of research as well as defining and executing a research plan for the YIG that complements and expands the existing expertise at CASUS. Candidates interested in the position are expected to hand in scientific CV, three letters of recommendation and a research plan that reflect the interests and expertise listed below. Candidates with a clear cooperation plan with at least two CASUS Research Teams will be preferred. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact CASUS to formulate their research plan well in advance.

  • Dynamical (Hamiltonian) systems and (stochastic) PDE theory,
  • Functional analysis and approximation theory, differential geometry & algebraic topology,

  • Computational mathematics, including but not limited to particle methods, finite element methods, numerical solvers for partial differential equations

  • Graph theory, network dynamics, reaction diffusion systems

  • High dimensional statistics & regression

  • Global optimization

  • Mathematics of deep learning, neural nets and compressed sensing


  • PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics or a related area
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and working experience
  • Strong motivation to work in a collaborative environment

  • A strategic approach to plan and execute an internationally recognized research program

  • A clear vision to set up an internationally competitive research team

  • Excellent communication skills in English (presentation of research results at scientific meetings, colloquial discussions, writing of manuscripts).

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • The employment contract is limited to three years with the possibility of longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund
  • 30 Vacation Days per year
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including a one-page cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.