Monday, March 25, 2019

[DMANET] Post-Doc in Structural and Algorithmic Graph Theory at University of Primorska, Slovenia

A postdoctoral research position at the University of Primorska (Koper,

The Departments of Mathematics of Andrej Marusic Institute (IAM) and
Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
(FAMNIT) at the University of Primorska,
are seeking a top early-career researcher for a postdoctoral position
within the project "Topics in Structural Graph Theory: Invariants,
Separators, and Intersection Representations" funded by the Slovenian
Research Agency,
The project will investigate several key problems within pure and
algorithmic graph theory, with a focus on graph invariants and graph
classes. It will be developed along three interconnected research lines:
conditions for the existence of a function bounding one invariant in
terms of another one, algorithmic aspects of selected graph optimization
problems on various graph classes, and the development of a unifying
framework for generalizations of chordality. Progress on these problems
is expected to be obtained using an effective combination of various
complementary concepts and techniques suitable for the study of graph
classes such as: graph decompositions, graph width parameters, minimal
separators, graph minors, extremal graph theory.

Applicants must possess a PhD in a relevant area and should show
evidence of excellence in mathematics or theoretical computer science.
Expertise in structural and algorithmic graph theory is required,
including a good knowledge of various aspects of graph theory,
algorithms, and complexity theory. The successful candidate will be part
of the Departments of Mathematics at IAM and FAMNIT, University of
Primorska, and will work under the guidance of Associate Professor
Martin Milanic.

Terms and conditions:
- The position is for two years, with the possibility of renewal for one
additional year. By default, the starting date is September 1, 2019.
- The position comes with a teaching load of one course per semester at
bachelor and/or master level programs (on topics related to Discrete
Mathematics, Graph Theory, Mathematical Programming etc.) offered by FAMNIT.
- There will be a possibility of co-supervision of a PhD student
starting October 2019 and a possibility of collaboration within
bilateral research projects.
- The salary and the length of the contract depend on the academic title
into which the candidate can be elected following the university rules,
(in Slovene). For example, for election into academic title Assistant
Professor and Research Associate, one of the key necessary conditions is
that the total number of papers published by the candidate in SCI
journals, each paper divided by the number of authors, is at least 2.5.

Deadline: applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June
30, 2019, or until the position is filled. Priority will be given to
applications received by April 30, 2019.
Starting date: negotiable but preferably not later than October 1, 2019.

Application process:
To apply, please send the following documents in electronic form to
Martin Milanic ( with the subject line "Koper
Postdoc 2019" in the Subject field:
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Publication List,
- Research Statement,
- Copies of three recent papers of preprints,
- Names and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who can be
contacted for reference (and have agreed to be contacted).

Informal inquiries should be addressed to Martin Milanic

Martin Milanic
Univerza na Primorskem / University of Primorska
Fakulteta za matematiko, naravoslovje in informacijske tehnologije
Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
Glagoljaska 8, SI–6000 Koper
Tel.: +386 (0) 5-611-75-84
Fax: +386 (0) 5-611-75-71
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