RESEARCH FIELDMathematics › Applied mathematics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/07/2020 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Heidelberg
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK39
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER764759
The MINOA consortium is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) that is looking for an opportunity to do research in mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation at Heidelberg University. Once recruited, you will study applications of European and international relevance in areas such as energy, logistics, engineering, natural sciences, and analytics.
You will be trained through an innovative training program based on an individual research project motivated by these applications. 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& in the fast growing field of mathematical optimisation. Your ESR research project will be pursued in joint supervision between leading optimisation experts, covering a wide range of scientific fields.
The MINOA project has started on Jan 1st, 2018, is funded under Horizon 2020 and will be carried out for a total of four years. The network consists of 10 academic partner institutions and six industrial partners from six different countries in Europe. An ESR project, starting in October 2020, is available at Heidelberg University. You will work there for the duration of 3 months.
Project 14: Continuous optimisation problems in the context of energy networks
Host institution: Heidelberg University, Germany
Supervisor: Ekaterina Kostina
Mentor: Frauke Liers (Friedrich-Alexander-Universitity Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Objectives: Energy networks have been modelled as mixed-integer linearisation problems during the last 50 years. In this project, we aim to, improve these results with the help of methods of continuous optimisation in synergy with ESR08, in particular with production plants.
Expected Results: Usage of continuous optimisation methods for optimisation problems occurring in energy markets
Once recruited, we will offer:
- the possibility to work with us in a prestigious Horizon 2020 project;
- A full-time contract for 3 months; The competitive gross employer costs for the ESR position is around 36.870 Euros/year plus a mobility allowance of about 600 Euros/month and a family allowance of 500 Euros ca. per month, where applicable;
- 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.
You are eligible to apply for a position within the MINOA network, if
- you have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany 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.
You will need to provide us with the following documents
a) Letter of motivation (max. 1 page);
b) Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
d) Brief summary of Master's thesis (max. 1 page);
c) Short CV including a publication list (if any)
All the above-mentioned documents must be collected in a single pdf and sent by email with subject [MINOA application] to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens after you have applied?
We will come back to you soon after the application deadline is over.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a skype interview.
Applications received after the deadline might still be considered if the position have not been filled yet.
You hold a M.Sc. degree by the starting date of the fellowship (October 2020), in one of the following areas: Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research or in a closely related field.
EURAXESS offer ID: 537584
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