Monday, August 15, 2016

[DMANET] 4-year PhD position in Algorithms at the University of Würzburg, Germany

* 4-year PhD position (TVL 13, 100%) at the Algorithms Group
* Institute of Computer Science, University of Würzburg
* starting October 1, 2016

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a M.Sc. in
computer science or mathematics, for a four-year PhD position.
We welcome applications from candidates with experience in algorithms
research. The Algorithms group currently focuses on the following

-- graph drawing
-- approximation algorithms
-- algorithms for geographic information systems
-- computational geometry

The PhD position involves 50% teaching; it requires good oral and
writing skills in English, preferably also in German.
Good programming skills are a plus.

Your applications should include (in a single pdf):

* a letter of motivation (at most 2 pages) that includes
-- a statement which of the above areas you are interested in
-- a link to (the current version of) your master thesis
-- the date when you handed in / expect to hand in your thesis
* a curriculum vitae
* copies of degrees earned (in English or German translation)
* transcript of records (list of subjects studied, with grades)

Further, we ask you for a letter of reference (in English or German)
to be sent by the author directly to the email address given below.

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than
_September 10, 2016_
however, late applications may be considered until the position is

*We offer*

We offer a PhD position on exciting topics in algorithm theory. The
PhD research will take place in a strong and stimulating environment.
Currently the Algorithm group consists of a full professor, an
independent junior professor, three postdocs and three PhD students.

In Germany, PhD students receive a salary; no additional grants are
needed. Moreover, although PhD students sometimes take courses, there
is usually no minimum requirement. Hence, PhD students are more like
employees than like students. Foreign PhD students don't necessarily
have to speak German; while one can get by with English, everyday life
is much more enjoyable with a basic knowledge of German.

The monthly gross salary (i.e., before taxes) is 3500 EUR in the
first year, 3900 EUR in the second and third year, and 4100 €
in the fourth year. The University of Würzburg offers
a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical
infrastructure, child daycare, and sports facilities).

For more information, see

For questions regarding the position, don't hesitate to write to
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wolff

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