Doctoral position within the ITN MINOA

Posted by: Bernard FORTZ


The Friedrich-Alexander University invites applications for a doctoral
position within the ITN MINOA ("Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation
Applications"). A position as a doctoral researcher is available at
the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany,
chair "Wirtschaftsmathematik", within the Marie Curie ITN MINOA.  You
will be supervised by Frauke Liers (FAU) and by Martin Schmidt (Trier
University). We are seeking highly motivated and qualified early-stage
researchers (ESRs) that are looking for obtaining a doctoral degree in
mathematics. You will be trained through an innovative training
program based on your individual research project in exact
optimisation approaches for energy market design. The hosting group:
The optimisation group at FAU has key expertise in modeling and
solving complex and very large-scale planning and optimisation
problems from logistics, energy, production, engineering, and the
natural sciences. The chair "Wirtschaftsmathematik" currently consists
of two professors, 6 postdocs and about 15 PhD students. Each year
about three PhD students finish their thesis. The group participates
in many projects funded by the DFG, the BMBF, or the BMWi, e.g., with
the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and German Railways. In particular,
the group collaborates in the Collaborative Research Center TRR 154
"Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation Using the Example
of Gas Networks". You will be part of the MINOA network.  The latter
consists of eleven academic partners institutions and six industrial
partners from six different countries in Europe.

You are eligible to apply for a position within the MINOA network, if
- you hold a M.Sc. degree by the starting date of the fellowship, in
 one of the following areas: Mathematics, Computer Science, or in a
 closely related field;
- you have not resided or carried out your main activity (work,
 studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years
 immediately prior to your recruitment;
- at the time of recruitment, you are in the first four years
 (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career
 (after having obtained your M.Sc. degree) and have not been awarded
 a doctoral degree;
- you are proficient in the English language.

You will need to provide us with the following documents:
a) Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
b) Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
c) Brief summary of Master's thesis (max. 1 page)
d) Short CV including a publication list (if any)

All the above-mentioned documents should be sent to

Martin Schmidt
Trier University - Department of Mathematics
Universitätsring 15, 54296 Trier, Germany
Phone: +49 651 201 3481