IWA 70/20

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The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute under public law of the state of Berlin. Within the research group “Mathematical Optimization Methods” in the department “AI in Society, Science and Technology”, we are offering at the earliest possible date until March 31st, 2025 

a research position (m/f/d)
(Postdoc) reference code: IWA 70/20
pay grade E 14 - TV-L Berlin (100%). 

Job description 

The goal of the BMBF-funded research laboratory MODAL SynLab (see http://www.zib.de/projects/modal-synlab) is the development and implementation of mathematical optimization algorithms for general problem classes, predominantly mixed-integer linear and nonlinear programs, and complex combinatorial structures that are motivated by real-world applications. To this end, we collaborate with partners from academia and industry, with the other MODAL labs, and with developers of state-of-the-art optimization software. In conjunction with our own development of the SCIP Optimization Suite our department holds a high level of expertise in computational mathematical research and team-oriented research. 

Within this framework, you will be able to define your own research agenda and work closely with research assistants in the group towards the defined goals. The position offers a long-term perspective and you will be able to take on leadership responsibilities. 

Your profile 

  • Excellent PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, or related disciplines (scheduled for January/February 2021), 
  • strong background in discrete optimization and computational mixed-integer programming, 
  • good programming skills, ideally C, C++, or related languages, 
  • good command of written and spoken English and German, 
  • creativity and a high degree of commitment to problem solving. 

We offer a friendly working atmosphere with flexible work and meeting times, excellent equipment and a challenging professional environment. 

As well as 

  • a varied, future-oriented and demanding field of activity 
  • a comprehensive training in a competent and cooperative team, 
  • professional training opportunities and support in professional development
  • an additional pension scheme (VBL), 
  • 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours (flexitime), 
  • discounted BVG (public transport) company ticket, 
  • a salary in accordance with TV-L (Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States), taking into account the relevant professional experience, 
  • and the use of canteens and sports programs of the Freie Universität Berlin at reduced rates. 

Due to our involvement in major regional cooperative projects, such as the Einstein Center for Mathematics (ECMath), the DFG Cluster of Excellence MATH+, the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) or the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC), we have close ties to universities and research institutes in the region. Our aim is to produce scientific publications on an international level. 

Although the position is advertised full-time, a part-time agreement is also possible. 

The candidature of women is encouraged. Since women are underrepresented in information technology, ZIB is trying to increase the proportion of women in this research area. 

Persons with disabilities will be given preference when equally qualified. 

Please send your application, quoting the reference code IWA 70/20, including a cover letter containing a statement of your research interests, a CV in tabular form with list of publications, academic transcripts, and contact details of one to two references, by 12-03-2020 (date of receipt) to 

Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) 
- Administration - 
Takustr. 7 
14195 Berlin 

or electronically as pdf-form to: jobszib.de. 

Our private policy statement regarding application data is available at www.zib.de/impressum

For further information about the position, please refer to our website www.zib.de or contact Prof. Dr. Ambros Gleixner (gleixnerzib.de). 

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