Friday, June 3, 2016

[DMANET] Several PhD positions in "Discrete Optimization of Technical Systems under Uncertainty"

The DFG Research Training Group „Discrete Optimization of Technical
Systems under Uncertainty" (DFG GRK 1855) at TU Dortmund invites
applications for several positions for *PhD candidates*.

Contracts are given until 31.03.2018, starting 01.10.2016 or 01.01.2017.
After a successful evaluation of the graduate school, contracts can be
extended to a maximal duration of 3 years. The salary follows the
regulations of the collective bargaining law in salary class 13 TV-L or,
if applicable, by transitional law (TVÜ-L). These are full-time
positions. The positions are, in principle, also appropriate for part
time employment.

*Research Topics*

Topics of the interdisciplinary research are new approaches for discrete
optimization under uncertainty and their use for the optimization of
technical systems in particular from the areas logistics, chemical
production techniques and IT systems. One key aspect is the development
of new application oriented methods and the inclusion of human decision
makers as part of the optimization process.

The research program is based on associated projects. An overview of the
research projects can be found under Research is
done in interdisciplinary research groups and is accompanied with a
qualification program offering training in technical and soft skills.
The program is completed by scientific talks of international
researchers and a short stay at a foreign university or research
institute to support the integration in the internal research community.


Applicants for the PhD positions should hold an excellent master/diploma
degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or psychology and
have to be interested in interdisciplinary and application oriented
research. Basic knowledge in optimization and modeling are helpful. Good
English language skills are mandatory. PhD candidates should finish
their dissertation within the time frame of 3 years.

The Dortmund University of Technology aims to increase the percentage of
women in the involved faculties and therefore applications from women
are particularly welcome.

The same applies to qualified disabled people.

Applications should include the relevant documents (curriculum vitae,
list of publications if available, certificates of academic
qualifications), a reference letter written by a professor and an
accompanying statement mentioning one or two research projects where the
applicant wants to do her or his dissertation.

Applications enclosing the usual material may be sent until *04.07.2016*
under reference number *w36-16* to:

Technische Universität Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Peter Buchholz
Fakultät für Informatik
LS Informatik 4
TU Dortmund
44221 Dortmund
Tel. 0231 755 4746

Additional information about the research training group and the
research areas can be found under

Dortmund, 23.05.2016

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