Monday, March 14, 2022

[DMANET] Postdoc position in Algorithms / Optimization at Hamburg University of Technology

The Institute of Algorithms and Complexity at TUHH: Hamburg University
of Technology ( <>) in Hamburg, Germany offers
an exciting opportunity to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the
forefront of algorithms/optimization.

The position is on algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems:
dynamic algorithms, approximation algorithms, parameterized algorithms,

The position is offered for a period of 3 years. It comes with social
security. The salary of the position is determined according to level
TV-L E-14 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 ( <>), 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 PhD degree in (Applied) Mathematics, Computer Science,
Operations Research, Engineering or related field is required. Affinity
with optimization, algorithms, or discrete mathematics is preferred. In
particular, background in algorithms and complexity, or mathematical
optimization is appreciated. Programming experience is considered a plus.

Interested individuals should submit their applications by 8 April 2022.
Application should be made through the official application website
and should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and a
list of publications. Any questions regarding the position should be
directed to Prof. Matthias Mnich (

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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