| Carl Friedrich Gauß Faculty | Department of Computer Science

Offene Stelle in der Abteilung Algorithmik

The Algorithms Group in the Department of Computer Science at Braunschweig Institute of Technology, Germany, offers a wide range of interdisciplinary research activities. The group, headed by Professor Dr. Sándor P. Fekete, has a vacancy (provided final clearance of funds) for a computer scientist or mathematician, starting in October or November (exact date negotiable).

We are looking for

a scientific employee / PhD student or postdoctoral research associate
(TV-L 13, three years, BMBF project "Real-World G-Lab").

There are no teaching obligations, but researchers will have the opportunity to interact with students in the context of their projects. Pay is according to the German bracket "TV-L 13" (About 2800 Euros gross per month).

We are looking for applicants with an above-average degree in mathematics or computer science (Master's degree or equivalent, e.g. German Diploma, resp. PhD degree), who have a solid knowledge in optimization and algorithms, an interest in and a capability for a wide range of scientific work (from developing ideas all the way to their practical realization), an open mind for the other activities of our department, and a healthy team spirit.

Some topics that may arise during the project are the following. We do not expect that applicants will know all of these; being proficient in several areas will be an important asset.

  • Modelling and abstraction of real-world problems.
  • Algorithm design.
  • Analysis of distributed algorithms and protocols.
  • Self-stabilizing algorithms.
  • Complexity and lower bounds for distributed problems.
  • Internetworking and (mobile) IPv6.
  • Overlay/peer-to-peer networks.
  • Programming for embedded devices.

Proficiency in English is a must. Previous research experience and knowledge of LaTeX, programming languages, and relevant technologies are a plus.

We are offering an opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree and the participation in exciting interdisciplinary projects that span all the way from basic research in algorithms to its practical and technical application. As a member of our group, you will be part of a motivated team that maintains various interdisciplinary and international contacts and activities.

Among applicants with equal qualifications, handicapped persons will be given a preference. The Braunschweig Institute of Technology is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.

Please send your detailed application by

September 18, 2009

with the usual documents to:

Prof.Dr. Sándor Fekete
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Betriebssysteme und Rechnerverbund
Abteilung Algorithmik
Mühlenpfordtstraße 23
38106 Braunschweig

fax: +49 531 391 3109

Electronic applications are welcome. If there are questions, please contact Alexander Kröller via mail (a.kroeller "at" tu-bs.de) or phone (+49 531 391 3112).

August 18, 2009

last changed 2009-08-18, 17:21 by Dr. Alexander Kröller