Friday, September 18, 2015

[DMANET] PhD position in the field of harvesting logistics optimization (Fraunhofer ITWM)

The Department of Optimization at the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial
Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern, Germany offers

a PhD position in the field of harvesting logistics optimization.

The problems to address include the optimal assignment and scheduling of
agricultural machines and staff. Therefore an integrated view on well-known
discrete optimization problems such as routing, scheduling, packing and
location problems is needed.

The core competence of the Department of Optimization is to develop
individual solutions for planning and decision problems in production,
logistics, engineering sciences and life sciences in close cooperation
with researchers and customers from industry. The methodology is based
on the coupling of simulation, optimization and decision support.

Applicants should have completed their University Studies in
Mathematics, Computer Science or Operations Research and be interested in
Discrete mathematics. It is mandatory for applicants to either already have
good programming skills or be motivated to acquire them.

Phd candidates will receive a scholarship according to the rules of the
German Research Foundation DFG.

Please see our full posting at

Please direct your questions to:
Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Mathematics ITWM
Department of Optimization
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Küfer
Fraunhofer-Platz 1
D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Further information can be obtained on our websites.
- Fraunhofer ITWM:
- Department of Optimization at Fraunhofer ITWM:

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