Tuesday, May 21, 2013

[DMANET] 10 PhD + 1 postdoc position in "Discrete Optimization of Technical Systems under Uncertainty"

The DFG Research Training Group "Discrete Optimization of Technical
Systems under Uncertainty" at TU Dortmund invites applications for

10 positions for PhD candidates and 1 postdoc position.

5 PhD positions and the postdoc position start at 1. October 2013 and
the remaining 5 PhD positions start at 1. January 2014. Positions are
within the TV-L E13 German public sector pay scale and are offered at a
90% base. Contracts are given for 1 year and are extended to 3 years
after a successful evaluation at the end of the first year. The postdoc
position is offered for 2 years.

*Research Topics*

Topics of the interdisciplinary research are new approaches for discrete
optimization under uncertainty and their use for the optimization of
artificial systems in particular from the areas logistics, chemical
production techniques and IT systems. One key aspect is the development
of new application oriented methods and the inclusion of human decision
makers as part of the optimization process.

The research program is based on associated projects. An overview of the
research projects can be found under gkdots.tu-dortmund.de. Research is
done in interdisciplinary research groups and is accompanied with a
qualification program offering training in technical and soft skills.
The program is completed by scientific talks of internal researchers and
a short stay at a foreign university or research institute to support
the integration in the internal research community.


Applicants for the PhD positions should hold an excellent master/diploma
degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or psychology and
have to be interested in interdisciplinary and application oriented
research. Basic knowledge in optimization and modeling are helpful. Good
English language skills are mandatory. PhD candidates should finish
their dissertation within the time frame of 3 years.

Requirements for the postdoc position are an excellent PhD in one of the
mentioned areas. Applicants at the boundary between computer science and
psychology are of particular interest for the postdoc position. Possible
research areas are interfaces for optimization methods or the
combination of algorithmic and human approaches for optimization.

The Dortmund University of Technology aims to increase the percentage of
women in the involved faculties and therefore applications from women
are particularly welcome.

The same applies to qualified disabled people.

Applications should include the relevant documents (curriculum vitae,
list of publications if available, certificates of academic
qualifications), a reference letter written by a professor and an
accompanying statement mentioning one or two research projects where the
applicant wants to do her or his dissertation. Applications should be
sent within six weeks after announcement to:

Technische Universität Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Peter Buchholz
Fakultät für Informatik
LS Informatik 4
TU Dortmund
D 44221 Dortmund
Tel. 0231 755 4746
Email: peter.buchholz@tu-dortmund.de

Additional information about the research training group and the
research areas can be found under gkdots.tu-dortmund.de.
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