Institute for Algorithms and Complexity (E-11)
Institute for Algorithms and Complexity (E-11)

Senior Researcher/Postdoctoral Researcher


full time and for a maximum of 3 years. The remuneration is in accordance with 14 TV-L.

No.: 31923WE11


  • Initiation and implementation of difficult research projects in the field of optimization and operations research.
  • Publication of research results in conference proceedings and journals of theoretical computer science and operations research
  • Support for the head of the institute in the organization and implementation of research, funding and teaching.
  • Teaching courses for undergraduate and graduate students. The amount of teaching determined according to the teaching obligation regulation for the Hamburg universities (LVVO) in its currently valid version.
  • Co-advising of graduate and undergraduate thesis students


Mandatory requirements:

  • Completed scientific university studies, in particular in the subject areas of mathematics, computer science, operations research, business mathematics or related degree programs
  • Above-average, completed or nearly-completed doctorate with a topic related to the research areas of the Institute for Algorithms and Complexity

Required professional knowledge and personal skills

  • Fluency in professional and scientific English.
  • Experience in producing and publishing research results in publications at high-impact computer science and mathematics conference proceedings and highly-ranked journals
  • Interest and skill in solving complex optimization problems using modern algorithmic techniques, such as approximation algorithms, parameterized algorithms, dynamic algorithms, mathematical programming, or related fields
  • Experience in teaching or tutoring courses in computer science, mathematics or operations research.
  • Familiarity with supervision of Bachelor and Master theses.
  • Team-oriented work attitude.


  • We offer you the opportunity for scientific qualification in form of habilitation
  • We welcome you as part of a dynamic and international team
  • We offer you the opportunity to work on exciting and challenging optimization problems with high-impact applications in engineering, natural sciences, business and social sciences.
  • We provide a family-friendly working environment on a modern university campus.
  • We offer easy access to on campus sports facilities.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Matthias Mnich by e-mail at algo[at]

We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority in cases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in tableau form, proof of completed training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.

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We look forward to receiving your online application by 17 November 2023.