PhD Candidate at Maastricht University in Theory of Algorithms

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 26 Jan 2023

PhD Candidate at Maastricht University in Theory of Algorithms
PhD Candidate at Maastricht University in Theory of Algorithms
Published Deadline Location
19 Jan 26 Jan Maastricht

Job description

The Operations Research group in the Quantitative Economics department of Maastricht University is seeking a PhD Candidate within an NWO project on theory of algorithms, called "The Twilight Zone of Efficiency: Optimality of Quasi-Polynomial Time Algorithms". Principal investigator of this project and supervisor of the PhD candidate is Lars Rohwedder. The position is fully funded for four years and contains a moderate teaching load of 25%.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2541—€3247 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)


The applicant needs to hold a master's degree (or be close to completion) in mathematics, computer science, or similar. Strong mathematical skills (e.g., in writing formal proofs) are required. Prior experiences with approximation algorithms, scheduling, computational complexity, or fixed-parameter tractability are a plus. Good proficiency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of Dutch is not necessary.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years (1,5 year + 2,5 years after receiving a positive evaluation).

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Application procedure

To apply, please send the following to :
- cover letter
- cv
- transcript of records
- copies of academic certificates (BSc and MSc, if available)
- other optional material (letter of recommendation, research papers, etc.).
For any questions about the vacancy, please contact Lars Rohwedder ( ).

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