Wednesday, December 2, 2009

PhD-position in Combinatorics at the Freie Universität Berlin

A PhD-student position in combinatorics is available in the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, within
the research group of Tibor Szabo ( We
are seeking an excellent student with a Masters degree or Diploma in
mathematics or related field. Strong background in combinatorics and graph
theory is required. Prospective candidates with an interest in extremal
probabilistic combinatorics are particularly encouraged to apply. The
language of the group is English; however, the successful candidate should
be able to communicate in German in a teaching environment within at most
one year. The preferred starting date is Apr 1 (with some flexibility).

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, CV, copies of grade
transcripts, some form of written work (Master/Diploma/Bachelor, or
semester thesis, even if in preliminary form) and two reference letters
(submitted by the reference writers). The preferred mean of submission is
via email to Ms Margrit Barrett (; please write
"PhD position" in the Subject. Alternatively, hard copy applications can
be mailed to

Margrit Barrett
Institut für Mathematik
Freie Universität Berlin
Arnimallee 3
14195 Berlin

Review of applications will commence on January 4th and continue until the
position is filled.

The Freie Universität Berlin (with the motto "International Network
University") has been selected as one of nine "elite universities" of
Germany. An English language graduate program, the Berlin Mathematical
School (, has recently been established in
cooperation with the other two research universities of Berlin. Discrete
Mathematics has a great tradition in the city and enjoys a unique status
with the Research Training Group "Methods for Discrete Structures"
( in place.

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