Thursday, December 20, 2012

[DMANET] PhD/Postdoc position in Scheduling Theory in Berlin

Department of Mathematics
Technische Universität Berlin

PhD/Postdoc position in Scheduling Theory
Research Assistant (100% TV-L 13)

A PhD or Postdoc position is available in the DFG-funded Junior Research
Group "Models, algorithms and complexity for scheduling under
uncertainty" led by Nicole Megow at Technische Universität Berlin.

The position is available immediately. There are no teaching obligations.

The junior research group is associated with the "Combinatorial
Optimization and Graph Algorithms Group" at TU Berlin
( with 20+ researchers interested in
combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms, integer
programming, network flows, scheduling, online and robust optimization,
graph theory, and their application in practice.

Berlin offers a strong scientific landscape including three
universities, the international graduate program BERLIN MATHEMATICAL
SCHOOL (, promoted by the German Excellence
Initiative, a DFG (German Research Foundation) research training group,
called "Methods for Discrete Structures" (MDS) and the DFG research
center MATHEON; these offer opportunities for joint research and support
for PhD students (e.g., meetings, lecture series, summer schools).
Besides sciences, Berlin offers a rich, multicultural living
environment, that should cater to most interests and hobbies.

Candidates should have an excellent academic degree in mathematics,
computer science or a related area, and must have a very good knowledge
in combinatorial optimization and algorithm theory. A background in
scheduling and approximation algorithms is desirable. Good communication
skills and solid English writing skills are necessary.

Applicants should send their application as *a single pdf* file containing:
- cover and motivation letter
- curriculum vitae
- copies of diplomas (when applying for the PhD position)
- summary of thesis (max. 3 pages in english or german)
- names and contact details of two referees (including thesis advisor)


January 15, 2013


Dr. Nicole Megow

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