Friday, July 20, 2018

[DMANET] Joint postdoctoral fellowship at MPI-INF and Universidad de Chile

A joint postdoctoral fellowship will be available at the
Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (MPI-INF) and the
Universidad de Chile in Santiago (UChile) starting in November 2018, or
by mutual agreement a bit earlier or later. We are looking for
applicants with interests in the design and analysis of algorithms, such
as algorithms for combinatorial problems, approximation algorithms,
fixed-parameter algorithms, etc.

The position is for 12 months. The selected candidate will first spend 6
months at the Universidad de Chile working with Jose Correa, Jose Soto,
Jose Verschae and/or Andreas Wiese and then 6 months at MPI-INF for
Informatics working with researchers from the Algorithms and Complexity
Department, e.g., Kurt Mehlhorn and Antonios Antoniadis. Travel support
is available.

The position is partially funded by the applied project "Development of
technologies for the control of fare evasion in public transportation"
in Santiago. Therefore, the applicant is expected to participate in this
project while being in Santiago (roughly 10% of her/his time).

Applicants must hold a recent PhD or be close to finishing their thesis.
Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research
plan (1 page), and names of at least two references with their e-mail
addresses, should be sent electronically to Andreas Wiese To ensure full consideration the application
should be sent before the deadline of August 20th, 2018. Late
applications might be considered on a case by case basis.

The Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics is located on the campus of the
Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken, Germany. Currently, around 30
researchers of several nationalities work in the Algorithms and
Complexity Department. The working language is English. The group
collaborates with several of the major research institutions in Europe
and the U.S. and has high international visibility.

The Universidad de Chile is the main research institution in Chile. Its
school of Physical and Mathematical Sciences gathers 200+ full time
professors together with a large number of postdocs and other
researchers. The school provides one of the very best research
environments in Latin America for exact sciences and technology.
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