Thursday, April 20, 2017

[DMANET] PhD + Postdoc positions Theoretical Computer Science

The Algorithms & Theory group at the Computer Science Institute of
the University of Tartu, Estonia, is looking for candidates for

* 2 fully funded PhD positions
* 1 postdoc position (1 year; extension possible)

All positions are in _Theoretical_ Computer Science: the sole research

One of the PhD positions is in the theory of machine learning; for the
other PhD project and the postdoc, all (theory) areas are welcome.


For PhD positions:

* Excellent command of the English language
* Strong background in mathematics or theoretical computer science
* Master's degree in mathematics or computer science

For Postdoc position:

* Excellent command of the English language
* Strong research record in any area of Theoretical Computer Science
* PhD in mathematics or computer science.


* PhD positions: 1200 Euro (after tax)
* Postdoc position: up to 1700 Euro (after tax; negotiable)
* For comparison: Average after tax income in Estonia: 930 Euro.

(Health insurance is free in Estonia.)


PhD positions:

* TA-ing possible (increases salary)

Postdoc position:

* 1 course per year (on PhD-level, or negotiable) = 1/2 per semester.
* Co-supervise PhD students
* Supervising Master's Students

The Work Place

The CS institute

* Strong international research focus.
* English is the working language in the CS institute.
* All teaching on graduate level is in English.
* A large portion of the faculty are expats.

The university

* Highly ranked, up-and-coming
* See QS university overview:


* Picturesque student city (= cafes, bars, restaurants, nightlife,
tons of ERASMUS students), ~100,000 inhabitants plus ~17,000
* Climate:
5 months party in the streets (summer)
5 months party in the sauna (winter).
* .


* Eurozone since 2011
* Bustling economy
* Language similar to Finnish ...
* ... no need to learn it though: English works everywhere.

How To Apply

Please send your informal inquiries to:

Dr. Dirk Oliver Theis
Associate Professor
dotheis [at] ut [dot] ee
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