21/03/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

12 PhD positions in the MINOA Innovative Training Network (Marie Skłodowska-Curie MSCA-ITN Project 764759)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Engineering
    MathematicsApplied mathematics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    05/05/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    To be determined by Host Institution
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    764759

The MINOA consortium is seeking highly motivated and qualified Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) that are looking for obtaining a PhD degree in applied mathematics, operations research, engineering and computer science. Once recruited, you will study applications of European and international relevance in areas such as energy, logistics, engineering, natural sciences, and analytics. In total, 12 positions are available within the network.

You will be trained through an innovative training program based on individual research projects motivated by these applications. As special challenges, you will work on dynamic aspects and optimisation in real time, optimisation under uncertainty, multilevel optimisation or on non-commutativity in quantum computing. You will devise new effective algorithms and computer implementations and will validate your methods for the applications with respect to metrics that you will define. You will derive recommendations, both for optimised MINO applications and for the effectiveness of the novel methodologies.

Personally, you will belong to a new generation of highly-skilled researchers that will strengthen Europe's human capital base in R&I in the fast growing field of mathematical optimisation. Your ESR research project will be pursued in joint supervision between experienced practitioners from leading European industries and leading optimisation experts, covering a wide range of scientific fields.

The network consists of 11 academic partner institutions and six industrial partners from six different countries in Europe. The ESR project descriptions, the starting dates and other details are contained in the corresponding attachment.

The available ESR positions are (duration of each: 36 months):

Project 1: Exact Optimisation Approaches for Energy Market Design

Host institution: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Supervisors: Frauke Liers, Martin Schmidt

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 2: Exact methods for non-linear optimisation problems on graphs

Host institution: Italian National Research Council

Supervisors: Claudio Gentile, Giovanni Rinaldi

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 3: Mixed-Integer Bi-Level Non-Linear Optimisation and Applications (MIBNOA)

Host institution: French National Center for Scientific Research

Supervisors: Claudia D'Ambrosio, Leo Liberti

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 4: Relaxation Methods in Classical and Quantum Computation

Host institution: National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, Netherlands

Supervisor: Monique Laurent

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 5: Benders Decomposition for Convex Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimisation

Host institution: International Business Machine Corporation, France

Supervisors: Andrea Lodi, Claudia D'Ambrosio

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 6: Integrating Planning and Real-Time Operations in Public Transport Systems

Host institution: Management Artificial Intelligence Operations Research, Italy

Supervisor: Antonio Frangioni

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 7: Effective algorithms for combinatorial optimal control

Host institution: Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Supervisor: Christoph Buchheim

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 8: Efficient methods for optimal online operation of complex switched systems

Host institution: University of Heidelberg, Germany

Supervisors: Gerhard Reinelt, Ekaterina Kostina

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 9: Optimisation and Big Data in Large Scale Networks

Host institution: University of Bologna, Italy

Supervisors: Enrico Malaguti, Michele Monaci

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 10: Solving semi-definite Programs via Augments Lagrangian and Dual Factorization

Host institution: University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Supervisors: Angelika Wiegele, Franz Reindl

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 11: Interior point methods for convex relations of MINO problems

Host institution: Tilburg University, Netherlands

Supervisor: Etienne de Klerk

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

Project 12: Optimisation with limited quantum resources

Host institution: University of Cologne, Germany

Supervisors: Michael Jünger, Frank Vallentin

Link to advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf

 

For additional information and how to apply, please visit www.minoa-itn.fau.de/recruitment or see the advert: https://minoa-itn.fau.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advert.pdf.

Benefits

  • The possibility to work with us in a prestigious Horizon 2020 project

  • A full-time contract for 36 months

  • The competitive gross employer costs for all ESR (PhD) positions is around 36.172-41.425 Euros/year plus a mobility allowance of about 600 Euros/month and a family allowance of 500 Euros ca. per month, where applicable.

  • At least one internship (also known as ‘secondment’) to an industrial partner and one to an academic partner in the MINOA network, in order to gain new insights into research and into work in the industry. Details can be found in each project description.

  • Participation in local events as well as in network-wide summer schools with internationally well-known teachers. This furthermore offers the possibility to get to know other PhD students from all over the world.

Eligibility criteria

Mobility Rule:

  • At the time of recruitment, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.
  • Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account

Early-Stage Researchers:

ESR Candidates must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master’s degree that would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Selection process

With a single application, you may apply for more than one fellowship within MINOA (maximum 12, i.e., one per project partner), in order of preference.

You will need to provide us with the following documents:

a) Application form (see attachment)

b) Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)

c) Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)

d) Brief summary of Master's thesis (max. 1 page)

e) Short CV including a publication list (if any)

 

All the above-mentioned documents must be collected in a single pdf file and have to be uploaded on EasyChair on

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=minoa2018

after creating an account on https://Easychair.org.

Please include your data as “author 1” and tick the “corresponding author” box.

As title and as abstract, please choose “Application for MINOA”.

As keywords, please give the same ranking of the ESRs you apply to as you have given in the application form.

We will only consider applications if they are uploaded there.

Additional comments

We will come back to you soon after the application deadline is over. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (traveling to each partner's site may not be necessary). Winners will be announced around mid June 2018. Applications received after the deadline might still be considered if the corresponding positions have not been filled yet.

 

 

 

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Specific Requirements

  • you have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of your host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment
  • at the time of recruitment, you are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career (after having obtained your M.Sc. degree) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree

Map Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Germany
Erlangen
1 position(s) available at
Italian National Research Council
Italy
Rome
1 position(s) available at
French National Center for Scientific Research
France
Paris
1 position(s) available at
National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
Netherlands
Amsterdam
1 position(s) available at
International Business Machine Corporation
France
Bois Colombes
1 position(s) available at
Management Artificial Intelligence Operations Research
Italy
Lucca
1 position(s) available at
Technical University of Dortmund
Germany
Dortmund
1 position(s) available at
University of Heidelberg
Germany
Heidelberg
1 position(s) available at
University of Bologna
Italy
Bologna
1 position(s) available at
University of Klagenfurt
Austria
Klagenfurt
1 position(s) available at
Tilburg University
Germany
Tilburg
1 position(s) available at
University of Cologne
Germany
Cologne

EURAXESS offer ID: 291084