Monday, January 11, 2016

[DMANET] PhD position in Discrete Optimization / Robust Optimization / Algorithmic Graph Theory

We invite applications for a

Ph.D. student position

in the area of Discrete Optimization
at RWTH Aachen University (Lehrstuhl II für Mathematik, Prof. Arie Koster).

About the Research Group

The discrete optimization group at RWTH Aachen University, headed by
Professor Arie Koster, develops novel mathematical methods for the
application of mixed-integer (non-)linear optimization, robust
optimization, and algorithmic graph theory to actual application fields
like the design of communication networks or the planning of
decentralized energy systems.

About the position

A position for a PhD student is available, initially for 18 months, from
April 2016 (a later starting date is negotiable). The position is
full-time and paid according at TV-L 13 level.

Topic of research will be in a branch of discrete optimization and/or
its application, e.g., algorithmic graph theory, integer linear
programming, or robust optimization. The succesful candidate will
contribute to the group's teaching obligations, both regarding
elementary courses in mathematics for engineers and optimization courses
for mathematicians at bachelor and master level. Participation in
3rd-party funded projects is welcomed.

About you

The candidate should have (or expect to have shortly) an excellent
master degree in mathematics with solid knowledge in the area of
discrete optimization. Profound computer programming skills (C++) as
well as experience with modelling languages (ampl, GAMS) are desirable.
Candidates with experience as student teaching assistant have an added

Further Information

The full text of this vacancy can be found at
(german) or

RWTH Aachen University has been certified as a "Family Friendly University".

RWTH is committed to promoting the careers of women and therefore looks
forward to receiving applications by female candidates.

For positions in organisational units where women are underrepresented,
in cases of equal qualification, ability and professional achievement,
preference will be given to female applicants unless reasons specific to
an individual candidate tilt the balance in his favor.

The University positively welcomes applications from suitably qualified
disabled people.

How to apply

Please send your application in a *single* PDF file containing an
academic CV, list of publications, letter of motivation, research
statement, the names of two references, and any other supporting
material no later than

January 31, 2016


Prof. Dr. Arie M.C.A. Koster

Applications reaching us by the above date will receive full
consideration, however, the search remains open until the position is

Questions can be directed to the same address anytime.

Prof. Dr. Arie M.C.A. Koster
RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl II für Mathematik
Pontdriesch 14-16, 2.0G, Raum 307
D-52062 Aachen
T: +49 (0)241 80-94995 (Secretary) -94524 (Direct)
F: +49 (0)241 80-92136

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