Saturday, October 15, 2022

[DMANET] PhD positions in theory of distributed algorithms

One or two PhD positions are available in the Theory of Distributed
Algorithms group of Sebastian Brandt (,
which is part of the Algorithms & Theory branch at CISPA Helmholtz
Center for Information Security in Saarbruecken. The newly founded group
aims for being one of the leading reseach groups in the area of
distributed and parallel algorithms, with a strong emphasis on
cutting-edge research. For an introduction to our research, please visit

The ideal candidate has an excellent master's (or, in exceptional cases,
bachelor's) degree in computer science or a related field. We expressly
encourage bright students from maths (in particular pure maths) to apply
if they are interested in algorithmic questions. A background in
distributed or parallel algorithms is not necessary.

What we offer:
All positions are fully funded and come with excellent working
conditions, such as a competitive salary, social security, 30 days of
vacation, and generous travel support. Saarbruecken is considered as one
of the top locations for computer science in Europe, with the Saarland
Informatics Campus being home to Saarland University and several leading
research institutes (such as the Helmholtz Center, two Max Planck
Institutes, a Fraunhofer Institute, and more), offering a vibrant
atmosphere and ideal conditions for collaboration. Beyond that, the
Theory of Distributed Algorithms group has established strong ties to
other leading research groups across Europe, creating further potential
for collaboration and research visits.

The Theory of Distributed Algorithms group is committed to providing a
healthy work environment and fostering diversity and respectful
interaction. We welcome applications by candidates from all backgrounds.

Participation in teaching is encouraged, but not required. The starting
dates of the positions are flexible. Knowledge of German is not necessary.

We will accept applications until the positions are filled. However, for
full consideration, please submit your application by November 7, 2022,
via the following link which also specifies the required (marked with a
star) and optional documents:

Please explicitly indicate in your cover letter that the application is
for the group of Sebastian Brandt (as the application portal is used

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Sebastian Brandt
( Informal inquiries are welcome.

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