Positions for PhD students and early post docs

The new EU-funded Initial Training Network SAGA www.sintef.no/saga (contract signatures pending) is looking for promising candidates to fill its available positions. These positions include

- 1 individual 3-year PhD position and

- 1 early Post Doc position, 1 year maximum

which are available at the Institute if Applied Geometry, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria (www.ag.jku.at).

SAGA aims at advancing the mathematical foundations of CAD technology, which can be greatly enhanced by exploiting new techniques from many different mathematical fields such as Algebraic Geometry, Symbolic Computation, Numerical Analysis, Approximation Theory.

SAGA offers an environment of researchers from different areas with a common vision, and tailor-made opportunities to learn geometric modelling both from the industrial and the fundamental mathematics perspective.

The consortium consists of universities from Norway, Austria, Spain, Greece and Lithuania, research institutes from Norway, France and Italy, and CAD industry partners from France and Austria.

Each individual research project will incorporate a longer stay at a cooperating partner from a different sector (i..e. if the project is hosted by a university, the cooperating partner is a research institute or industry, and vice versa). The training program also incorporates training in complementary skills, such as presentation skills, proposal writing, project management, etc., and annual training events for the whole consortium. Sketches of possible individual project can be found on the web site


For in-depth information about the project, the consortium, and research projects, candidates are invited to attend the

SAGA Autumn School
November 17-21, 2008
International Center of Mathematical Meetings
Castro Urdiales, Spain

There is funding for travel and local expenses available for a limited amount of candidates that will be interviewed during the school.

For further information about these positions, (including participation information for the Autumn School), please contact

Bert Jüttler
Institute of Applied Geometry, Johannes Kepler University
Altenberger Str. 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Phone | Fax: +43/0 732 2468 9178 | 29162
Email: bert.juettler AT jku.at

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Institut für Angewandte Geometrie, Altenberger Str.69, 4040 Linz