Wednesday, June 6, 2018

[DMANET] Ph.D. Positions in Berlin, "Facets of Complexity"

The newly established Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg)


funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) at the three Berlin Universities will offer

seven Ph.D. POSITIONS (75% E13 TV-L)

Starting date: around September 2018
Duration: three years.
Application deadline: July 9

The salary for this position on the official German TV-L Berliner Hochschulen salary scale
(75% TVL 13) depends on age, marital status, children,
and amounts to approximately 20,000 EUR net per annum.

The scientific program includes

* Complexity of algorithms
* Complexity of combinatorial structures
* Complexity of geometric structures
* Complexity of graphs and networks

The program is a joint initiative of scientists at the three major Berlin universities

Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
Technische Universität Berlin (TU), and
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU).

Its faculty ( consists of

Prof. Peter Bürgisser (TU)
Prof. Stefan Felsner (TU)
Prof. Christian Haase (FU)
Prof. Martin Henk (TU)
Prof. Michael Joswig (TU)
Prof. Stephan Kratsch (HU)
Prof. Stephan Kreutzer (TU)
Prof. Wolfgang Mulzer (FU)
Prof. Rolf Niedermeier (TU)
Prof. Günter Rote (FU)
Prof. Nicole Schweikardt (HU)
Prof. Martin Skutella (TU)
Prof. Tibor Szabó (FU)

as well as adjoint and junior faculty.

The program of the Research Training Network includes a regular Monday afternoon
colloquium, block courses, summer schools, research workshops, etc. - all this in a very
lively Berlin discrete mathematics and algorithmics environment, which also includes the
BERLIN MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL (, the joint international graduate
program of the three major Berlin universities. We offer a family-friendly work
environment, a strong mentoring and counseling program, as well as special programs for
female scientists.

Applicants for are expected to have a M.Sc. degree or equivalent, usually in Mathematics
or Computer Science. Applications consisting of

* letter of application
* curriculum vitae,
* Master's thesis, if already available at the time of application
* proposal for potential thesis topics
* recommendation letter by thesis advisor (to be sent directly by the letter writer)

should be sent by email to the coordinator, Ita Brunke, Tel. +49 30-838 75 103,
<> by July 9.
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