Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PostDoc / PhD Position in Algorithms at Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam

Applications are invited for a

PostDoc / PhD Position in Algorithms (m/f)

at the newly founded research group Algorithm Engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) of University of Potsdam, Germany. The HPI is a unique research and teaching institute in Germany, which was founded in 1999 as an institute of the University of Potsdam. HPI carries out internationally acclaimed research and offers innovative academic majors in the field of IT Systems Engineering. The institute offers a vibrant scientific environment at the beautiful Campus Griebnitzsee, which is located at the border to Berlin.

The position is full-time. The salary is competitive and depends on the applicant's qualification. The contract for postdocs will be limited to two years with the possibility of extension. The position can be started as soon as possible for the applicant. Applicants should have a theoretical/mathematical background and an interest in at least one of the following topics:

-- random structures and algorithms;
-- evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence;
-- distributed and parallel computing;
-- analysis of scale-free network models.

Applicants should have an excellent first academic degree in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. Applications should include a detailed CV, a copy of master (or PhD) thesis, a brief statement of research interests, and a list of publications (if applicable). Please also mention names and contact details of one or two references -- preferably one from the thesis advisor. Applicants interested in doing a PhD should also include a list of courses and grades.

Interested candidates should direct their questions and applications via email to Tobias Friedrich ( before May 1, 2014. More information can be found at