Monday, September 22, 2014

[DMANET] PhD position at University of Kassel in Computational Mathematics/Applied Discrete Optimization

PhD position in Computational Mathematics/Applied Discrete Optimization, University of Kassel

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Kassel
invites applications for a

PhD student position in Computational Mathematics/Applied Discrete Optimization
- fixed-term full-time research assistant (100% E13 TV-H) -
for 3 years, starting as soon as possible (from 01-Oct-2014 onwards)

within the BMBF funded project „North Sea Offshore and Storage Network (NSON): Mathematical Methods for Network Design". The position is a fixed-term position for the duration of the project, contingent on the final approval of the project.

The position is subject to the usual regulations according to Hessian law. The official German announcement is available on

We are looking for a PhD student who is or wishes to specialize in computational and applied discrete optimization. The successful candidate will participate in the development and the implementation of mathematical models and algorithms to solve difficult and large-scale optimization problems arising in the planning of energy networks.

The position will be located in the group for "Computational Mathematics/Applied Discrete Optimization" at the University of Kassel. The group's research focus is on combinatorial optimization, integer programming, network optimization, and scheduling and their application in practice.

Candidates must hold a diploma/master's degree in mathematics or computer science and should have very strong background in computational integer programming and combinatorial optimization. Good command of C++ or an equivalent programming language is required. Experience in solving difficult real-world application problems is desirable.

Applicants should send their application containing:
- cover and motivation letter, with the job reference number 24159
- curriculum vitae
- copies of diplomas
- summary of Masters thesis (or Doctoral) thesis (max. 3 pages in English or German)


*September 29, 2014* (yet, applications will be considered as long as the position is still free)

either via mail to the

President of the University of Kassel
34109 Kassel

or, preferably, via email as a *single pdf file* to

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Bley,

Prof. Andreas Bley
Institut für Mathematik
Computational Mathematics / Angewandte Diskrete Mathematik
Universität Kassel
Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40
34132 Kassel
Tel: +49 561 804 4650
Fax: +49 561 804 4646

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