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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral positions in Algorithmics, Saarbruecken (Germany)


Max-Planck-Institut fr Informatik

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics seeks several

for the Algorithms and Complexity Department directed by Kurt Mehlhorn.

We are looking for applicants from all areas of algorithmics, including related areas like computer algebra, complexity theory and discrete mathematics. We are also explicitly looking for people interested in algorithm engineering and the design and implementation of algorithm libraries.

The Max Planck Institute for Computer Science is located on the campus of the Universitt des Saarlandes in Saarbrcken, Germany. Currently, around 40 researchers from several nationalities work in the Algorithms and Complexity Department. Our working language is English. The group collaborates with several of the major research institutions in Europe and the U.S. and has high international visibility. There is generous travel support available for all group members. Postdoctoral fellowships are available for one or two years. Stipends are 2.300 Euro per month, taxfree. Other conditions are possible in some special cases, subject to case-by-case review.

Applications from disabled applicants are appreciated. Our institute supports the principle of equal opportunity for men and women, and is therefore interested in applications from women.

For further information, also on other offers, please refer to

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research plan (1 page is enough), names of references with their e-mail addresses, intended period of stay, and your two most "interesting" papers (preferably just URLs)) must be sent by email in PDF format to Christina Fries (chfries@mpi-inf.mpg.de) by January 31, 2010. In addition, written applications may be sent to
Max-Planck-Institut fr Informatik

Kurt Mehlhorn
Campus E1 4
D-66123 Saarbrcken