Thursday, March 11, 2021

[DMANET] Postdoctoral position in Parameterized Algorithms and Complexity


The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the general area of Theoretical Computer Science. This position supports research initiatives related to the design and analysis of parameterized and approximation algorithms and computational complexity. The period of this appointment is for one year and the anticipated start date is August 15, 2021. However, earlier start dates can be accommodated.

Applicants must have a PhD in theoretical computer science, operations research or mathematics, with a background in parameterized algorithm design and parameterized complexity. Two years of experience with approximation algorithms, computational complexity and operations research is also required as is a record of research publications in scientific journals. All applicants must be capable of completing the assigned tasks within the United States.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: conducting research on parameterized algorithms and complexity; guiding graduate and/or undergraduate students; liaison with other researchers from national labs, academia, and industry on all aspects related to this work and write proposals to seek funding; attending research conferences and reading of scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and latest research findings; searching scientific literature to select and adapt methods or procedures that are most appropriate for specific research goals.

West Virginia University is the State's comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and its vicinity have a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and are ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see and

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021. For questions or additional information, contact K. Subramani at may also visit the department website at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received the ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.

K. Subramani
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
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