Thursday, February 18, 2016

Opening of PhD positions in Berlin

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Several PhD positions are available in the Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms Group at TU Berlin ( supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. The main focus of the group are algorithmic problems in the broad area of discrete optimization, in particular network optimization, flows, scheduling, approximation algorithms, linear and integer programming etc. We maintain contacts with numerous internationally leading scientists and research institutions all over the world.

We are seeking for candidates with an excellent academic degree (master degree or comparable) in mathematics, computer science, or a closely related area, preferably with very good knowledge in algorithmic discrete mathematics and/or algorithm theory. Special knowledge of discrete optimization and related subjects as well as experience with teaching (e.g., as a student assistant) are desirable. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to third-party funded research projects and do research in the broad area of discrete optimization. Some of the positions come with a teaching duty where the task is to assist in teaching computer mathematics to first-year bachelor students and various courses in the area of algorithmic discrete mathematics to more advanced students.

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 research center MATHEON (, and the Einstein Center for Mathematics (; these offer opportunities for joint research and support for PhD students and postdocs (e.g., meetings, lecture series, summer schools etc.).

Interested candidates should send an email with *a single pdf* file containing:
- short motivation letter
- curriculum vitae
- copies of diplomas
- names and contact details of one or two referees (including thesis advisor)


March 15, 2016


Prof. Dr. Martin Skutella