Tuesday, February 12, 2019

[DMANET] PhD Position in Discrete Optimization in Cluster of Excellence SE^2A at TU Braunschweig

PhD-Researcher Position within the SE^2A Research Cluster
           Discrete Optimization
Temporary Position (3.75 years), Salary Level EG 13 TV-L, 100%

The Cluster of Excellence SE^2A - Sustainable and Energy Efficient
Aviation - is a
DFG-funded interdisciplinary research center investigating technologies
for a
sustainable and eco-friendly air transport system.
(see www.tu-braunschweig.de/se2a)

The successful applicant will work in the Junior Research Group "Overall
Evaluation" with Dr. Imke Joormann. The group consists of scientists from
mathematics and economics. Its task is to investigate the impact of
parameters on the air transport system. To this end, a range of tools
and models
will be developed, e.g., solving a MILP to determine optimal positioning of
airports for battery operated airplanes. The successful applicant is
expected to
contribute to this research, in particular by improving MILP solvers. One
research direction explicitly encouraged is to use machine learning
in MILP solvers.

- Completed scientific higher education (master, university diploma) in
  Mathematics (or a closely related field)
- Solid knowledge in the area of Discrete Optimization
- Good programming skills in C/C++ and/or Python
- Good command of written and spoken English
- Interest in working on topics with a real-world application, in
  with partners from engineering and economics

Additionally, experience with
- SCIP/Gurobi/Cplex
- Machine Learning
would be desirable.

The position comes with no teaching requirements.

The entry date is as soon as possible, and the duration is
initially limited until the end of 2022. The payment is made according
to task
assignment and fulfillment of personal requirements to salary group 13
TV-L. International applicants may have to successfully complete a visa
before hiring can take place. The position is basically part-time
suitable, but
should be 100% occupied.

*Application Process:*
Applications should be sent by e-mail to i.joormann@tu-bs.de and must
the following documents:
- Motivation Letter
- Curriculum Vitae including complete address, phone number, email address,
  educational background, language skills, and work experience
- Copies of bachelor and master diploma and transcript of grades in original
  language and in english or german translation
- Copy of the master thesis
- Contact information for at least two references
All documents should be in PDF format, preferably in a single file. Personal
data and documents relating to the application process will be stored

The deadline for application is March 11, 2019.

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic
and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates
have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female
candidates. Handicapped applicants will be preferred if equally qualified. A
proof must be enclosed. Applications from international scientists are
welcome. For the purpose of carrying out the application process,
personal data
will be stored.

For further inquiries, you can contact Imke Joormann, +49 531 391 7560.

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