Saturday, April 14, 2018

[DMANET] PhD position in Algorithms at Bonn University

A PhD position is available in the research group of Dr. Matthias Mnich
( at Bonn
University in Germany.

The position is for 3 years with the possibility of extension. The
starting date is negotiable; we are interested in filling the position
as soon as possible. The position is full-time and paid according to
salary grade TV-L E 13 (the standard rate for junior scientific staff at
German universities; salary depends on experience and social factors).

The successful candidate will perform research as part of the DFG funded
project "Multivariate Algorithms in Scheduling". Candidates must hold
(or be close to completion) of a master's degree (or equivalent) in
computer science, mathematics or a related area. They should have a very
good knowledge about algorithms and complexity. Further background in
mathematical areas, especially discrete mathematics and/or combinatorial
optimization, is considered advantageous. An interest and/or research
experience in scheduling algorithms, parameterized complexity or
approximation algorithms can be supportive. Pro­gram­ming skills are a
plus. Good communication skills and solid English writing skills are
mandatory, while knowledge of German is not required but basic skills
are considered beneficial.

The position is based at the Department of Theoretical Computer Science
( at Bonn University. The
department currently accommodates 4 professors, 3 postdocs and 8 PhD

Bonn offers a strong mathematical and computer science landscape
including the University, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, the
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, and the Forschungsinstitut fuer
Diskrete Mathematik. Computer Science in Bonn has been ranked as #81 in
the Times Higher Education Ranking and as one of the top 200 places
world-wide in the 2018 QS World University Ranking. The Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2016 and the Academic Ranking of
World Universities 2015 ranked the University of Bonn as one of the 100
best universities in the world. Besides, Bonn offers a multitude of
cultural attractions as well as the romantic embankments of the Rhine river.

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
It is certified as a family-friendly university. Its goal is to increase
the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and
to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges relevant
qualified women to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance
with the National Equality Act. The application of suitable people with
proven disability and these same persons is especially welcome.

Interested applicants should send their application consisting of
- cover letter (see below)
- curriculum vitae
- copy of Bachelor and Master certificates (or equivalent)
- an overview of grades and courses taken
- master/diploma thesis, if available
- recommendation letters (see below)

in a single PDF file by

May 15, 2018


Dr. Matthias Mnich <>

--Cover letter
Please include clear statements regarding your motivation to work in
research and why you want to pursue a PhD in the project "Multivariate
Algorithms in Scheduling".

--Recommendation letters
It is requested that interested applicants arrange between 1 and 3
letters of recommendation written by professors and researchers that
they have interacted with (this should include the supervisor of the
master/diploma thesis). These letters should be sent by their writers
directly via email to <> and
preferably arrive by May 15, too.

Applications arriving by May 15 will receive full consideration;
however, the search remains open until the position is filled.

Do not hesitate to contact
<> if you have any questions regarding the
position or your application.

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