Monday, February 4, 2013

[DMANET] 2 PhD positions in algorithms at TU Braunschweig

The Algorithms Group ( in the Department of Computer Science at TU Braunschweig ( in Germany offers a wide range of interdisciplinary research activities. The group has two vacancies for computer scientists or mathematicians under supervision by Prof. Dr. Sandor P. Fekete and Prof. Dr. Alexander Kroeller, starting in April 2013.

We are looking for

two scientific employees / PhD students
or postdoctoral research associates
(TV-L E13).

The positions are in the context of the recently approved DFG project "Controlling Concurrent Change", see the announcement at . CCC is an interdisciplinary project that spans all the way from basic research in algorithms to its practical and technical applications. The exact scientific directions will be shaped depending on the successful applicants' skills and interests.

For position A1 (Kroeller), applicants should be familiar with some of these topics:
- distributed systems,
- programming for embedded devices,
- distributed algorithms,
- combinatorial optimization,
- linear programming.

For position B1 (Fekete), applicants should be familiar with some of these topics:
- combinatorial optimization,
- game theory and mechanism design,
- online algorithms,
- mathematical programming.

There will be no teching obligation. Pay is according to the German bracket "TV-L 13" (between 3180 and 4090 Euros gross per month, depending on previous experience and employment).

We are looking for applicants with an above-average degree in mathematics or computer science (Master's degree or equivalent, e.g. German Diploma, resp. PhD degree), who have an interest in and a capability for a wide range of scientific work (from developing ideas all the way to their practical realization), an open mind for the other activities of our department, and a healthy team spirit.

We are offering an opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree (to Ph.D. candidates) or enhance and deepen the scientific record (to candidates with a doctoreate), as well as the participation in exciting interdisciplinary projects As a member of our group, you will be part of a motivated team that maintains various interdisciplinary and international contacts and activities.

Among applicants with equal qualifications, handicapped persons will be given preference. TU Braunschweig is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.

Please send your detailed application by February 21, 2013, indicating your preference for A1 or B1 (or both)

with the usual documents to:

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Institut fuer Betriebssysteme und Rechnerverbund, Abteilung Algorithmik
Muehlenpfordtstrasse 23
38106 Braunschweig

Electronic applications are preferred, even more if they come as a single PDF file (i.e., instead of sending archives full of documents, concatenate them to one large PDF). Send them to Alexander Kroeller (a.kroeller "at"

If there are questions, please contact Alexander Kroeller via mail (a.kroeller "at" or phone (+49 531 391 3112).

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