Postdoc/Senior researcher position in Algorithms / Optimization

The Institute for Algorithms and Complexity at TUHH: Hamburg University of Technology ( in Hamburg, Germany invites applications for one 5-year position at the rank of Postdoc/Senior Researcher. The focus of this position is research in the general area of algorithms and combinatorial optimization with applications 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 (DESY, XFEL).

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.

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, and to attract and supervise graduate students. The position comes with mild co-teaching of undergraduates and graduates, which is generally conducted in English. The salary of the position is determined according to level TV-L E-14 of German public sector, which amounts to an annual salary of at least 54,400 Euro. 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 ( Applications can be submitted in English. Applications received by 11 January 2021 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)