Ph.D. Positions: "Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy" (AdONE)

The Research Training Group “Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy“ (AdONE) funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and jointly hosted by the Schools of Management, Informatics, and Mathematics at Technical University of Munich offers several positions for PhD students with a background in one of the three involved disciplines and a strong interest in at least one of the other two fields.

Focus of the Research Training Group

The challenges of a networked economy are fundamental and necessitate new research at the intersection of management science, computer science, and mathematics. New computational techniques are needed to solve large-scale optimization problems and to handle large data sets; incentive structures have to be considered in situations with multiple decision makers; uncertainties and other dynamics in the parameters of resource allocation problems require new modeling tools and solution strategies. The research program focuses on important application-oriented projects that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach, including shared mobility, resource pooling, retail coordination, sales and operations planning, IT management, and airport operations.

For detailed descriptions of the project and its sub-projects, participating researchers and further information regarding the application process, please visit our website.

The RTG offers
  • a three-year position according to the German public service salary scale (E-13, 75% of a full position)
  • Specifically designed interdisciplinary projects helping to develop the ability to model, analyse, solve and implement solutions for challenging real-world problems
  • a multifaceted study, training and research program including research seminars, training workshops, research stays abroad etc.

Application Process

We expect a Master of Science (or, in exceptional cases, an excellent Bachelor degree) in Management, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field and experience with Operations Research methods. Further, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. We specifically encourage applications by qualified female researchers. Preference will be given to disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications.

Applications in English (one pdf document) should include:
  • cover letter
  • CV
  • copies of earned university degrees and transcripts of individual grades
  • writing sample (master thesis or seminar paper)
  • research proposal (about 2 pages)
  • one letter of recommendation and the names and e-mail addresses of two further referees (university professors) 
and submitted in digital form (one pdf document) by June 1st, 2018 to the given e-mail below.
Send application to
AdONE/RTG 2201
Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
80333 Munich
phone: +49 (0)89 289 28383
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 22018

About Technische Universität München

Es handelt sich bei den ausgeschriebenen Stellen um Doktorandenstellen im Rahmen eines DFG Graduiertenkollegs (Research Training Group 2201) an der TUM School of Management sowie den Fakultäten Informatik und Mathematik.

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