Friday, April 6, 2018

[DMANET] PhD position in discrete optimization at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg

The Chair of Economics, Discrete Optimization and Mathematics at
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU), Germany,
invites applications for a full-time

    PhD Position in Discrete Optimization

at the Department of Mathematics to be filled as soon as possible for an
initial period of three years. The successfull applicant will work in a
project on the

    Integrated Optimization of International Transportation Networks

in cooperation with DB Cargo Polska, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG.
The focus of the project will be the development of model hierarchies
and exact mixed-integer optimization methods for the optimal allocation
of resources in railway transport (staff, rolling stock, ...),
especially in the context of border-crossing transport services. The
mathematical work in this project will focus on structural analysis of
this problem, drawing e.g. upon polyhedral analysis and graph theory, as
well as the treatment of data uncertainties, which will require the
development of robust or stochastic optimization approaches. The PhD
candidate will spend secondments for technical and scientific training
at DB Cargo Polska in Zabrze, Poland. The PhD degree will be awarded by FAU.

Applicants should have completed their studies at master level in a
program with strong mathematical background in discrete optimization. We
seek excellent open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates who will get
unique international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training in
scientific and transferable skills by distinguished leaders from
academia and industry.

This position is offered as part of the European Industrial Doctorate
(EID) training network ROMSOC (Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and
Optimization of Coupled systems) within the Marie Skłodowska Curie
Actions of the Horizon 2020 programme. Please note that according to the
EU mobility rule governing this kind of training network, we can only
consider applicants who have not lived or worked in Germany for more
than 12 months during the last 3 years. Furthermore, we can only
consider candidates whose master degree does not date back longer than 2014.

For further information and the application guidelines, please see the
official announcement:

Please send your complete application documents (motivation letter,
detailed CV, certificates, list of MSc courses and grades, copy of the
master thesis, reference letter etc.) in electronic form until 30 April
2018 to:
(Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin
FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg
Lehrstuhl fuer Wirtschaftsmathematik
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen, Germany)

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