Friday, June 22, 2012

[DMANET] PhD Position in Discrete Optimization, Uni Konstanz

The Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of
Konstanz offers a

PhD Position / Research Assistant
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 100 %)

in the DFG-funded project "Improving Flat Panel Displays by Discrete
Optimization", led by Andreas Karrenbauer. The successful candidate will
conduct research in the areas of Discrete Optimization and Algorithm

The position is available immediately, for a duration of up to 3 years with
the possibility for an extension. In principle, this position could be divided
into two half-time positions.

The research project is associated with the Zukunftskolleg, an
interdisciplinary research center funded by the German Excellence Initiative,
at the University of Konstanz, which was recently successful in reaffirming
its status as a top-level university in a national competition. Konstanz is
beautifully located on the German side of Lake Constance, and borders directly
on Switzerland.

Candidates must hold a Diploma / Master's degree in mathematics, computer
science or a related area, and must have a very good knowledge of discrete /
combinatorial optimization and algorithm theory. Good programming skills (C++)
are desirable.

The University of Konstanz has a special focus on the support of junior
researchers and offers a variety of measures, such as the Academic Staff

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to
increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a
family-friendly institution. The University is committed to furthering the
compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz offers a "Dual Career Couples Program".
Information can be obtained from: .

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be
given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 (0) 7531 / 88–4895).

Applicants should send by e-mail an application package (reference number
2012/115) containing a cover and motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies
of diplomas, a summary of their Diploma/Master's thesis (max. 2 pages in
English or German), and the names and e-mail addresses of two references
(including thesis advisor) by July 15th, 2012 as a single pdf file attachment
to Dr. Andreas Karrenbauer (
More information is available on our website:

Applications received by the above date will receive full consideration,
however, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Dr. Andreas Karrenbauer
University of Konstanz
Department of Computer and Information Science
Box 216
D-78457 Konstanz
Tel: +49 7531 88 5657
Fax: +49 7531 88 4829

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