15/10/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Doctoral Position at University of Klagenfurt (Austria) within the Marie-Curie ITN MINOA on mixed-integer non-linear optimisation

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Mathematics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    04/11/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Klagenfurt
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    764759

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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 Klagenfurt 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&I 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 Janury 2020 (or possibly later), is available at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). You will work there for the duration of 6 months.

Project 14: Semidefinite relaxations for double-row facility layout problems

Host institution: University of Klagenfurt

Facility layout is a well-known and challenging operations management problem that arises in various applications. The task is to determine an optimal placement of departments inside a plant according to a given objective function. This function usually reflects the transportation costs (for the material flow) as well as the construction cost of an associated material-handling system. Facility layout problems are closely related to the QAP and hence hard combinatorial optimisation problems. The ESR will develop, implement and test a relaxation to the double-row facility layout problem (DRFLP) using semidefinite relaxations.

Supervisor: Angelika Wiegele

Mentor: Christoph Buchheim (TU Dortmund)

More Information

Benefits

Once recruited, we will offer:

  1. the possibility to work with us in a prestigious Horizon 2020 project;
  2. A full-time contract for 6 months;
  3. 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

You are eligible to apply for a position within the MINOA network, if

  1. you have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment;
  2. 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.

Selection process

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 angelika.wiegele@aau.at .

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.

 

Offer Requirements:

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Good

 

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

You hold a M.Sc. degree by the starting date of the fellowship (January 2021 or later), in one of the following areas: Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research or in a closely related field.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Austria
Klagenfurt
9020
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67

EURAXESS offer ID: 568167

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