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We currently have several job openings at different levels:

Senior Researcher Position in Algorithms/Data Science

Fully-funded PhD position in Algorithms/Data Science

Tutor positions in Algorithms and Data Structures

Senior Researcher Position in Algorithms/Data Science

We invite applications for one 5-year position at the rank of Senior Researcher. The focus of this position is research in the general area of algorithms, applied to combinatorial optimization, operations research, discrete mathematics in the natural sciences. The position is attached to "DASHH – Data Science in Hamburg – Helmholtz Graduate School for the Structure of Matter" and offers exciting opportunities to work on big data obtained at Germany's largest particle accelerator.

The position is within the Institute for Algorithms and Complexity, whose research covers a broad spectrum of algorithmic research; this includes big data algorithms, foundations of data science, combinatorial optimization, approximation and parameterized algorithms, and applications in operations research and discrete mathematics. The Institute for Algorithms and Complexity at TU Hamburg currently hosts several international researchers, so English is used on a daily basis as a working language.

The institute is located in the newly built Hamburg Innovation Port, which is located right at the Harburg harbour with great views of the harbour and Hamburg's famous opera house (Elbphilharmonie). TU Hamburg offers several attractive benefits, including subsidized public transport for the Hamburg metropolitan area, a sports centre on campus, family-friendly working hours, healthy campus initiatives, and more. Several other institutes of the TU Hamburg, the Helmholtz Center for Data Science, and the German Air and Space Research Center (DLR) are located in the area. They are all located in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which is Germany's second largest city, home to a population of ca. 1.8 million people. It is a famous city of trade and commerce, with several universities and much research in algorithms.

TU Hamburg offers several attractive benefits, including subsidized public transport for the Hamburg metropolitan area, a sports centre on campus, family-friendly working hours, healthy campus initiatives, and more.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Teaching is generally conducted in English. Knowledge of German is not strictly necessary but considered an advantage.

The salary of the position is determined according to level TV-L E-14 of German public sector. The exact amount of salary depends on experience, family circumstances, tax classification and other factors. The position is available with immediate effect.

Interested individuals should apply using the official application portal of the vacancy here. Applications can also be submitted in English. Applications received by 30 September 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and a publication list. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Matthias Mnich (matthias.mnich(at)tuhh.de).

Hamburg University of Technology regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In Hamburg, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body.

Fully-funded PhD position in Algorithms/Data Science

The Institute of Algorithms and Complexity at TUHH: Hamburg University of Technology (www.tuhh.de) in Hamburg, Germany offers an exciting opportunity to work in a PhD program at the forefront of the natural and computer sciences.

The position is on algorithms/data science and offers the chance to develop new algorithmic approaches to macromolecular crystallographic analysis. The new algorithms will be applied to data obtained at Germany's largest particle accelerator in Hamburg, and data obtained from X-ray crystallography, which is a Nobel Prize-winning method to analyze the atomic structure within a crystal. The project offers research at world-leading large-scale research facilities (PETRA III, FLASH, European XFEL, LHC). A full project description can be found here: www.dashh.org/application/phd_topics/crystallographic_analysis/index_eng.html.

The position is fully-paid (100%) and offered with an employment contract for 3 years. It comes with social security and generous travel money. We provide close supervision and support by a panel of established professors and scientists (consisting of a panel chair, a professor from the natural sciences and a professor from information/computer/mathematical science). Transferable skills and career development are an integral part of the program.

The position is jointly offered by the graduate school "DASHH – Data Science in Hamburg – Helmholtz Graduate School for the Structure of Matter" (www.dashh.org) and the TUHH Institute for Algorithms and Complexity (www.algo.tuhh.de), whose research covers a broad spectrum of algorithmic research; this includes big data algorithms, foundations of data science, combinatorial optimization, approximation and parameterized algorithms, and applications in operations research and discrete mathematics. The Institute for Algorithms and Complexity at TU Hamburg currently hosts several international researchers, so English is used on a daily basis as a working language.

The institute is located in the newly built Hamburg Innovation Port, which is located right at the Harburg harbour with great views of the harbour and Hamburg's famous opera house (Elbphilharmonie). TU Hamburg offers several attractive benefits, including subsidized public transport for the Hamburg metropolitan area, a sports centre on campus, family-friendly working hours, healthy campus initiatives, and more. Several other institutes of the TU Hamburg, the Helmholtz Center for Data Science, and the German Air and Space Research Center (DLR) are located in the area. They are all located in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which is Germany's second largest city, home to a population of ca. 1.8 million people. It is a famous city of trade and commerce, with several universities and much research in algorithms.

An excellent Master degree in Computer Science, (Applied) Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering or related field is required. Affinity with optimization, algorithms, complexity theory, or discrete mathematics is preferred. The salary of the position is determined according to level TV-L E-13 of the German public sector. The exact amount of salary depends on experience, family circumstances, tax classification and other factors. Travel funding is available, for attending conferences and workshops, and visiting other researchers.

Interested individuals should apply using the official application portal of the vacancy www.dashh.org/application/application_procedure/index_eng.html. Applications should be submitted in English. Applications received by 1 December 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, names and contact information of two references who are acquainted with the applicant's previous academic and/or research/professional activity, a detailed list of university courses with grades. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Matthias Mnich (matthias.mnich@tuhh.de).

Hamburg University of Technology regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In Hamburg, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body.

Tutor positions in Algorithms and Data Structures

We are currently looking for tutors for the course "Algorithms and Data Structures", to be taught in the Winter Term 2020/2021.

The course "Algorithms and Data Structures" will be carried out in hybrid form: the lecture virtual, and the exercise groups on site.

The scope of supervision is 2 hours per week. The tasks of the tutors consist of accompanying the students while working on tasks during the tutorials. In addition, the tutors correct the solutions submitted by the students for the tasks set in the course, as well as the exams at the end of the semester.

We offer a contract for 3.5 months. If you are interested, please send us an e-mail to algo(at)tuhh.de and include your CV and current transcript of records.