Job Openings

The Research Training Group (RTG) 2126 “Algorithmic Optimization”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), is accepting applications for

doctoral research positions (TVL 13, 75%)
at the University of Trier
for a period of 3 years
with a start date of early 2019.


The research topics are devoted to all mathematical aspects of algorithmic optimization with an emphasis on applications, in particular in large and big data as well as systems models from economics. The doctoral research positions do not involve teaching duties.


At the time of hiring, the applicants must hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or a strongly related field. They should be able to communicate in English and document their interest in the scientific goals of the research program of the Research Training Group. Excellent programming skills are a plus.


Applications should include:


  • letter of motivation (no longer than 2 pages)
  • curriculum vitae
  • a recent letter of reference (in English or German) to be sent directly to the address given below
  • contact information of at least one additional reference
  • copies of degrees earned (in German or English translation)
  • a mathematical writing sample (preferably the master thesis)
  • transcript of grades


Applications from researchers of all nationalities are welcome. Trier University strives to increase the share of women in research and strongly encourages women to apply. Trier University is certified as a family-friendly employer. Provided equal qualifications are demonstrated, applicants with disabilities will be preferred.


Please compile all application materials into one pdf or zip-file and send it via e-mail to:


Graduiertenkolleg Algorithmische Optimierung
Mathematik – FB IV
Universität Trier
54286 Trier, Germany
Subject: RTG ALOP


For full consideration, applications must be received no later than Wednesday, October 17, 2018; however, late applications may be considered until the positions are filled.


You may download a printable version of this announcement here.


For more information on the Research Training Group see:






There are several openings for student assistants (5 hours to 10 hours per week).  BSc and MSc students of mathematics at Trier University, who are interested in supporting research in the broad area of algorithmic optimization, are welcome to apply. Please contact one of the Principal Investigators of ALOP, if you are interested.