Sunday, September 28, 2014

PhD/Postdoc position in Combinatorial Optimization at TU Berlin

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Institute of Mathematics
Technische Universität Berlin

PhD/Postdoc position in Combinatorial Optimization
Research Assistant (100% TV-L 13)
for up to 5 years

A PhD or Postdoc position is available in the "Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms Group" at TU Berlin ( The successful applicant will perform innovative research in the area of combinatorial optimization and also contribute to third-party funded research projects. Moreover, he or she will contribute to basic as well as advanced math courses as a teaching assistant, mainly in the area of algorithmic discrete mathematics.

Candidates should have an excellent academic degree in mathematics, computer science or a related area, and must have very good knowledge in algorithmic discrete mathematics and/or algorithm theory. Good communication skills and solid English writing skills are expected. Profound knowledge of combinatorial optimization and related areas are desirable. Teaching experience (e.g., as a student assistant) are of advantage.

Besides its many cultural attractions, Berlin offers a strong scientific landscape including three major universities, the international graduate program BERLIN MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL (, promoted by the German Excellence Initiative, the DFG research training group "Methods for Discrete Structures" ( and the DFG research center MATHEON ( as well as the newly established Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin ECMath (; these offer opportunities for joint research and support for PhD students and postdocs (e.g., meetings, lecture series, international summer schools etc.).

Applicants should send their application by email as *a single pdf* file containing:
- cover and motivation letter
- curriculum vitae
- copies of diplomas
- summary of thesis (max. 2 pages)
- names and contact details of one or two referees (including thesis advisor)


October 17, 2014


Prof. Dr. Martin Skutella

A tender specification in German can be found at: