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Sebastian Brandt <[log in to unmask]>
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Sebastian Brandt <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 1 Jun 2022 17:33:17 +0200
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Dear all,

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 

PhD positions:
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.

Postdoc positions:
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
Postdoc positions: 

Please explicitly indicate in your cover letter that the application is 
for the group of Sebastian Brandt (as the application portal is used 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me 
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Best wishes,

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