Several PhD and Postdoc positions are available in the research group of
Sebastian Brandt (https://scbrandt.github.io), which is part of the
Algorithms & Theory branch at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information
Security in Saarbruecken. The objective is to perform cutting-edge
research in the theory of distributed and parallel algorithms. For an
introduction to our research, please visit
The ideal candidate has an excellent master's (or, in exceptional cases,
bachelor's) degree in computer science or a related field. We expressly
encourage bright students from maths (in particular pure maths) to apply
if they are interested in algorithmic questions. A background in
distributed or parallel algorithms is not necessary.
The ideal candidate has a strong background in algorithmic research,
with publications in leading TCS conferences or journals, and is
interested in working in the area of distributed and parallel
algorithms. The candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree, or to
complete her/his PhD soon. The postdoc positions are typically for 1 to
2 years, but can possibly be extended. We encourage postdocs to develop
their own research agenda.
What we offer:
All positions are fully funded and come with excellent working
conditions, such as a competitive salary, social security, 30 days of
vacation, and generous travel support. Saarbruecken is considered as one
of the top locations for computer science in Europe, with the Saarland
Informatics Campus being home to Saarland University and several leading
research institutes (such as the Helmholtz Center, two Max Planck
Institutes, a Fraunhofer Institute, and more), offering a vibrant
atmosphere and ideal conditions for collaboration. Beyond that, our
group has established strong ties to other leading research groups
across Europe, creating further potential for collaboration and research
Our group is committed to providing a healthy work environment and
fostering diversity and respectful interaction. We welcome applications
by candidates from all backgrounds.
Participation in teaching is encouraged, but not required. The starting
dates of the positions are flexible although we would prefer to fill
them as soon as possible. Knowledge of German is not necessary.
We will accept applications until the positions are filled. However, for
full consideration, please submit your application by June 28, 2022, via
one of the following links which also specify the required (marked with
a star) and optional documents.
PhD positions: https://jobs.cispa.saarland/de_DE/jobs/apply/phd-students-1
Please explicitly indicate in your cover letter that the application is
for the group of Sebastian Brandt (as the application portal is used
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