PhD and Postdoc positions in the Graduate School "Combinatorial Structures in Geometry"

Matthias Reitzner
University of Osnabrueck
Job Description: 

The DFG Graduate School "Combinatorial Structures in Geometry” at the University of Osnabrueck invites applications for

8 positions for PhD candidates and

2 postdoctoral positions.

The starting date for these positions is October 1st, 2013. All positions are within the TV-L E13 German public sector pay scale. The PhD positions are offered at a 75% base, the contracts are given for 1 year and are extended to 3 years after a successful evaluation at the end of the first year. The postdoctoral positions are offered at a 100% base and the contracts are given for 2 years, with the option of an extension by another 2.5 years.

The central research idea behind the Graduate School concerns the interaction of combinatorics and geometry, and collaborations between researchers from different disciplines, such as commutative algebra, combinatorial optimization, harmonic analysis, homotopy theory, K-theory, and stochastic geometry, see

Applicants for the PhD positions should hold an excellent master/diploma degree in mathematics or computer science. Good English language skills are mandatory. PhD candidates should finish their dissertation within the time frame of 3 years. Requirements for the postdoctoral positions are an excellent PhD in one of the mentioned areas.

The University of Osnabrueck aims at increasing the proportion of female employees in the involved departments substantially. Therefore applications from women are particularly welcome, and will be treated with preference subject to equal qualification. The same applies to qualified disabled people.

Applications should include the relevant documents (curriculum vitae,
list of publications if available, certificates of academic qualifications), a reference letter written by a professor and an accompanying statement mentioning one or several research projects the applicant wants to work on. Applications should be sent via email in PDF format to Prof. Dr. Matthias Reitzner:, by July 28th, 2013.

Job Categories: 
Graduate student fellowships
Postdoctoral fellowships
Graduate School "Combinatorial Structures in Geometry”
Deadline for Application: 
Jul 28 2013