Doctoral Candidate in Computational Geometry

Updated: 4 months ago

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We are now looking for a Doctoral Candidate to join our computational geometry team. Computational geometry is the theoretical basis for all types of geometric processing of data, and it is an important and vibrant area of Theoretical Computer Science. Although the focus will be on theory, there are numerous application areas: computer graphics, visualization, machine learning, computer aided design and manufacturing, etc.

The research of the doctoral candidate will be about data structures, algorithms, and computational complexity in Euclidean and non-Euclidean (e.g. hyperbolic) settings. The daily supervision will be carried out by Assistant Professor Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak.

Your experience and ambitions

We welcome outstanding and motivated applicants with a Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or other closely related area. We hope that applicants have a strong background in algorithms and discrete mathematics. Some research experience is preferred but not compulsory.

What we offer

We offer a two-year fixed-term contract with the possibility for two years extension, during which you will be working towards your Doctoral dissertation. The employment is full-time and paid position with occupational health care. Starting monthly salary in the position is 2560 euros. There is also generous financial support available for international research visits and conference attendance.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community and start your journey towards Doctoral dissertation submit your application via our electronic recruitment system. The application form will close April 14th 2022 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2).

If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

Please be prepared to add the following attachments:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcript of your Master’s studies

You will be asked to provide also the contact details of 2-3 academic referees.

More information

If you have any questions about the research group, the research topic, or the position, please contact Assistant Professor Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak.

In questions related to HR processes please contact Sanni Kirmanen from HR team.

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