Tuesday, May 25, 2021

[DMANET] Fully-funded PhD position in Hamburg on Optimization/Algorithms

The Institute of Algorithms and Complexity at TUHH: Hamburg University
of Technology (www.tuhh.de <https://tuhh.de>) in Hamburg, Germany offers
an exciting opportunity to work in a PhD program at the forefront of the
optimization/algorithms in the natural sciences.

The PhD position is on optimization/algorithms and offers the chance to
develop new algorithmic approaches to convex optimization problems. The
new algorithms will be applied to optimization problems arising in the
natural sciences. The project offers the opportunity to experimentally
verify the performance on real data which are obtained at Hamburg's
world-leading large-scale research facilities (PETRA III, FLASH,
European X-ray Free Electron Laser, DESY).

The position is fully-paid (100%) and offered for a period of 3 years.
It comes with social security and generous travel money. We provide
close supervision and support by a panel of established professors and
scientists. Transferable skills and career development are an integral
part of the PhD program, which is offered in conjunction with the
graduate school "DASHH - Data Science in Hamburg - Helmholtz Graduate
School for the Structure of Matter" (www.dashh.org <www.dashh.org>). The
salary of the position is determined according to level TV-L E-13 of the
German public sector. The exact amount of salary depends on experience,
family circumstances, tax classification and other factors. Travel
funding is available, for attending conferences and workshops, and
visiting other researchers.

The successful candidate will join the TUHH Institute for Algorithms and
Complexity (www.algo.tuhh.de <https://www.algo.tuhh.de>), whose research
covers a broad spectrum of algorithmic research; this includes big data
algorithms, foundations of data science, combinatorial optimization,
approximation and parameterized algorithms, and applications in
operations research and discrete mathematics. The Institute for
Algorithms and Complexity at TU Hamburg currently hosts several
international researchers, so English is used on a daily basis as a
working language.

The institute is located in the newly built Hamburg Innovation Port
which is located right at the Harburg harbour with great views of the
harbour and Hamburg's famous opera house (Elbphilharmonie). Several
other institutes of the TU Hamburg are located in the area, as well as
DASHH - Data Science in Hamburg, the Helmholtz Graduate School for the
Structure of Matter, and the German Air and Space Research Center (DLR).
They are all located in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which is
Germany's second largest city, home to a population of about 1.8 million
people. It is a famous city of entertainment, trade and commerce, with
several universities and much research in algorithms.

TU Hamburg offers several attractive benefits, including subsidized
public transport for the Hamburg metropolitan area, a sports centre on
campus, family-friendly working hours, healthy campus initiatives, and more.

An excellent Master degree in (Applied) Mathematics, Mathematical
Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field is required.
Affinity with optimization, algorithms, or discrete mathematics is
preferred. In particular, background in mathematical optimization,
convex optimization, signal processing or image processing is appreciated.

Interested individuals should apply by sending their documents by e-mail
to algo@tuhh.de <algo@tuhh.de>. Applications should be submitted in
English. Applications received by 24 June 2021 will receive full
consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter
of motivation, and a detailed list of university courses with grades.
Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Matthias
Mnich (matthias.mnich@tuhh.de <mailto:matthias.mnich@tuhh.de>).

Hamburg University of Technology regards diversity as an integral part
of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and
accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from
women, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities,
and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
In Hamburg, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and
collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse
student body.

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