| Carl Friedrich Gauß Faculty | Department of Computer Science

FRONTS - Foundations of Adaptive Networked Societies of Tiny Artefacts

Open Position

Braunschweig University of Technology offers a wide range of interdisciplinary research activities. The Algorithms Group, headed by Prof. Dr. Sándor P. Fekete, until recently part of the Department of Mathematical Optimization, now within the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks in the Department of Computer Science, a vacancy for a computer scientist or mathematician in the context of the FRONTS project.

We are looking for

a scientific employee / PhD student or postdoc
(TV-L 13, three years),

starting March 1st, 2008 (exact date negotiable).

There will be 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).

FRONTS is a cooperation of

  • Profs. Paul Spirakis and Sotiris Nikoletseas (RACTI, Greece)
  • Prof. Sandor Fekete (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Prof. Stefan Fischer (U Luebeck, Germany)
  • Prof. Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide (U Paderborn, Germany)
  • Profs. Elias Koutsoupias and Vassilis Zissimopoulos (U Athens, Greece)
  • Prof. Shlomi Dolev (Ben-Gurion U Negev, Israel)
  • Profs. Giorgio Ausiello and Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela (Sapienza U di Roma, Italy)
  • Prof. Giuseppe Persiano (U Fisciano, Italy)
  • Profs. Miroslaw Kutylowski and Jacek Cichon (Wroclaw TU, Poland)
  • Profs. Josep Diaz and Maria Serna (U Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Prof. Jose Rolim (U Geneva, Switzerland)

The FRONTS project is funded from the FP7 of the European Union. It aims at the self-organization and dynamic adaption of networked societies of small artefacts, e.g., mobile sensor or vehicular networks.

We are looking for applicants with an above-average degree in mathematics or computer science (Master's degree or equivalent, e.g. German Diploma, or a PhD), who have a solid knowledge in optimization, algorithms, and programming, as well as 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.

The successful candidate

  • is proficient in English and can collaborate with partners from many different countries,
  • speaks German, or is willing to learn German, to communicate with the local working group,
  • is proficient in the development of algorithms and data structures,
  • is proficient in C++ and C, or in similar languages and willing to learn,
  • can work with different operating systems and knows tools relevant for collaborative software development.

Persons who do not fulfill all of the mentioned qualifications are encouraged to apply, as long as they are willing to improve themselves and learn new concepts.

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 University of Technology is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women to apply. Because of its project character, none of the positions is suited for part-time employment.

Please send your detailed application by

January 31, 2008

with the usual documents to:

Prof.Dr. Sándor Fekete
Abteilung für Algorithmik
TU Braunschweig
Mühlenpfordtstr. 23
38106 Braunschweig

If you already have a PhD, include a research statement and future career plan.

Electronic applications are welcome. If there are questions, please contact Dr. Alexander Kröller.

January 10, 2008

last changed 2008-01-10, 19:28 by Dr. Alexander Kröller