Friday, December 7, 2018

[DMANET] Postdoc Position in Economics and Computation/Algorithmic Game Theory at University of Zurich, Switzerland

The Computation and Economics Research Group at the Department of
Informatics at the University of Zurich (UZH), led by Prof. Dr. Sven
Seuken, is inviting applications for:

**1 PostDoc position in Economics and Computation/Algorithmic Game Theory**

About us: The group currently consists of one professor and 9 PhD
students. All group members have a strong background in
mathematics/computer science and work on market design research
questions. Market design is a research field that combines techniques
from computer science, game theory, operations research, and other
fields. Its goal is to design new, well-functioning marketplaces or
repair ones that are broken. In our research group, we study
foundational market design questions from an algorithmic and game-
theoretic perspective. Current group members work on a variety of
projects including combinatorial auctions, data markets, cloud
computing markets, financial markets, equilibrium finding algorithms,
and machine learning-powered market mechanisms. We publish our
research in the top international conferences and journals in the areas
of AI and Economics and Computation. In some projects, we also
collaborate with industrial partners such as Google Research and
Microsoft Research.

We offer:
- a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are passionate
about topics at the intersection of computer science and game theory
(in particular: market design)
- a competitive salary of approximately 82,000 - 90,000 Euro per year
and generous social benefits
- generous support for professional travel and research needs
- an opportunity to gain teaching and mentoring experience and strong
support for your career development
- an attractive work environment both within the research group and
beyond: the University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading
universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that
regularly ranks as one of the cities with the highest quality of life
in the world.

You have:
- a PhD degree in computer science or a related field (e.g.,
mathematics, economics, or operations research)
- an excellent publication record in your field
- a passion for research at the intersection of computer science and
game theory
- excellent communication skills in English (German speaking skills
are not necessary)

We are accepting applications from all candidates with a PhD in the
area of Economics and Computation/Algorithmic Game Theory.
This includes candidates who have mostly done theory, AI, empirical
or experimental work. The ideal starting date for this position is July
2019, but the exact starting date is flexible/negotiable. This position
will initially be for 1 or 2 years, depending on the candidate's
background, but a further extension may be possible.

If you fit this profile, like challenging tasks, and are passionate
about research, then we would love to hear from you. Women are
particularly encouraged to apply. To submit your application,
please go to:

All applications received by December 15, 2018 will receive full
consideration. Applications received afterwards will be considered
until the position is filled. Further information about the research
group is available online at:

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