PhD position, TU Clausthal

The working group Data Science and Applied Statistics within the Institute for Mathematics of TU Clausthal is looking for a

Research Assistant

(if the personal requirements are met E 13 TV-L, 75%, place of duty: Clausthal-Zellerfeld)

For an initial period of 3 years in part time starting on 01.02.2024. Within the scope of the job, further scientific qualification (doctorate) at the TU Clausthal is intended.

The Institute for Mathematics at the Clausthal University of Technology has a strong focus on applications. The job opening is within the Data Science und Applied Statistics group. The research focus of the group is on Probabilistic Deep Learning, Statistical Data Science and Computational Statistics.

Your tasks are:

Research in explainable AI and the analysis of non-tabular data with methods such as Deep Learning, Neural Additive Models and Normalizing Flows

Publication of research results in international peer-reviewed journals

Presentation of research results at international conferences

Development of scientific software, especially for machine learning and statistics packages

Teaching support linked to the focus of the research

Your profile:

Excellent degree (MSc equivalent) in statistics, data science, mathematics, computer science or similar with strong relations to statistics and machine learning

Independent, structured way of working and fast comprehension skills

Enjoyment of discussions and exchange with other scientists

Good programming skills in R, Python or C/C++

Teaching experience

Very good written and spoken English

German language skills are a plus

We offer:

Exciting topics and participation in top international research

A family-friendly and prosper research environment in motivated teams

The possibility to try innovative approaches and to develop solutions to problems independently

The possibility of a doctorate in analysis or a related area

Flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home

The position is remunerated according to the German TV-L salary scheme and includes an annual bonus payment at the end of each year. In addition, we offer a supplementary pension scheme (VBL).

TU Clausthal seeks to reconcile work and family life through flexible work time models and is member in the University association "Familie in der Hochschule".

Equal opportunities, diversity, and family friendliness are important concerns for TU Clausthal. Applicants with disabilities are given preference if equally qualified. Applications from people of all nationalities are welcome.

The job offer can be found also be found here:

If interested in this position, please submit your application pack (motivation letter, current CV, certificates) as a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Benjamin Säfken E-Mail: by 15 November 2023.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to your application!

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Application-related costs cannot be reimbursed. Submitted application documents will be destroyed once an applicant has been appointed.

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