Postdoc position in Algorithms and Discrete Optimization, University of Bremen

A postdoc/senior researcher position is available in the group of Professor Nicole Megow at the University of Bremen in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science ( The group’s research focus is on combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms, optimization under uncertainty such as online, stochastic and robust optimization as well as learning-augmented methods.

The ideal candidate holds an excellent PhD degree in mathematics, theoretical computer science or a related area, and should have a strong publication record in the areas of discrete optimization and algorithm theory. A background in some of the other above-mentioned topics is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate is highly self-motivated, passionate about her/his work, and has a good ability to work both independently as well as in a team. Good communication skills and solid English skills, both oral and in writing, are expected. Teaching experience is an advantage.

The position is a full-time position for 3 years, with the possibility of extension, paid according to the Federal German Payment scale TV-L 13. The actual salary depends on academic experience, family situation, tax classification, etc.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct independent research on topics relevant to the above-mentioned areas, to cooperate with the group as well as external collaborators and to attract and supervise graduate students. The position comes with teaching duties.

Applications will be reviewed starting from March 28, 2021, until the position is filled. The starting date negotiable; the position is available immediately.

Please send your application as a single pdf(!) to The application should include
– a motivation letter describing your background and reasons for applying for this position
– a detailed CV with a list of publications
– a 1-page research statement describing research interests and goals
– name and email address of two academic references

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Nicole Megow (

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