Open PhD Positions in the Doctoral Program
Basic Information on the Open PhD Positions
We offer employment contracts for PhD students for the maximum duration of three years. The first year of employment will be a probationary year. A DK contract guarantees a yearly gross salary of EUR 28,350.00 (net salary: approx. 20,000.00) for full employment including a social and health insurance at the Austrian insurance agency for public employees.
Depending on the project, your place of work will either be at the JKU campus in Linz, or the RISC Institute at Hagenberg. There are students' accommodations near both places. An hourly shuttle bus is commuting between JKU and Hagenberg.
Projects with Open Positions
 DK4: Nonstandard Finite Element Solvers for SecondOrder Elliptic Boundary Value Problems
Supervisor: Prof. Ulrich Langer
 DK6: Computer Algebra Tools for Special Functions
Supervisor: Prof. Peter Paule
 DK13: Multivariate Symbolic Asymptotics
Supervisor: Prof. Manuel Kauers
The goal of this project is the development of computer algebra algorithms for obtaining asymptotic information of functions and sequences in several variables. In view of recent developments in the interesting open questions ranging from rather theoretical considerations to very concrete applications connecting to other parts of mathematics and engineering.  DK15: Extension of Algorithms for Dfinite functions
Supervisor: Dr. Veronika Pillwein
The goal in this project part is to extend existing algorithms for the symbolic treatment of functions defined by linear ordinary differential equations with polynomial coefficients (Dfinite functions) to more general classes of functions and to implement those algorithms. In particular we consider (a) closure properties for Dfinite functions and algorithms introduced in the holonomic systems approach by Zeilberger (and subsequent work), and (b) certified arbitrary precision evaluation (and related topics such as uniform approximation or factorization) as recently investigated by Mezzarobba et al. (based on work of Chudnovsky & Chudnovsky, van der Hoeven,etc.). As the first more general class we consider DDfinite functions, that is, functions defined by linear ODEs with Dfinite coefficients. This project combines both symbolic and numeric aspects.
Applications are welcome until June 30th, 2015. Start of the PhD project: October 1, 2015.
About Linz and Hagenberg
Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and the thirdlargest city of Austria. It is located in the north centre of Austria on both sides of the river Danube. Linz offers a perfect blend of cultural pursuits and fine sightseeing options, e.g. the Landstraße, the pilgrimage church on the Pöstlingberg hill, the Brucknerhaus (concert hall), and the Lentos Art Museum.
About 20 km north of Linz, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Mühlviertel, you can find the village Hagenberg, where the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) is located. There is a direct bus connection between the RISC institute and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz.
Application Requirements and Procedure
In order to apply for a position in the Doctoral Program a candidate has to provide the following information/documents:

A letter of application stating clearly his/her background and why he/she is applying,

A curriculum vitae including a photo of the applicant,

The project(s) of the Doctoral Program that is/are of interest to the applicant,

A list of all courses that the applicant has taken during his/her university studies, including the number of hours credited and the grades,

Two recommendation letters (to be sent to office@dkcompmath.jku.at),

The diploma or master thesis.
For applying for a PhD position register online on this homepage.
In case of technical problems when submitting, please turn to hemmecke@risc.jku.at.