Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich

Postdoc and Ph.D. Student (m/f)

Applications are invited for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Algorithms

and a

PhD student in Algorithms

at the recently founded research group Algorithm Engineering headed by Tobias Friedrich at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany.  The HPI is a unique research and teaching institute in Germany, which was founded in 1999 as an institute of the University of Potsdam.  HPI carries out internationally acclaimed research and offers innovative academic majors in the field of IT Systems Engineering.  The institute offers a vibrant scientific environment at the beautiful Campus Griebnitzsee, which is located at the border to Berlin.

All positions are full-time and can be started as soon as possible for the applicant. The postdoc salary is competitive and depends on the applicant's qualification. The contract for the postdoc will be limited to two years with the possibility of extension. Ph.D. students receive a competitive stipend and generous travel support.

Applicants should have a theoretical/mathematical background and an interest in at least one of the following topics:

  • random structures and algorithms;
  • theory of evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence;
  • distributed and parallel computing;
  • mathematical optimization;
  • analysis of scale-free network models.

Postdoctoral researchers from other fields of theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics may apply as well, but should provide a one-page motivation letter detailing how they fit in the research profile of the group.

All applicants should have an excellent first academic degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline.  Applications should include a detailed CV, a copy of master (or PhD) thesis, a brief statement of research interests, and a list of publications (if applicable). Please also mention names and contact details of one or two references -- preferably one from the thesis advisor. Applicants interested in doing a PhD should also include a transcript with a list of courses and grades.

Interested candidates should direct their questions to Tobias Friedrich. Applications must be sent via email, preferably as a single PDF, to jobs-friedrich(at)hpi.de. Application closing date is 15 August 2016; in exceptional cases a decision can be made earlier.