Aug 20, 2010

PhD Scholarship in Algorithmics, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark has funding for a PhD student for a project in Algorithmics. The project will be in one of the areas of On-Line Algorithms, Graph Algorithms or Bioinformatics. See website for further information about these areas and projects.

The qualifications necessary for applicants are:

1. A course in algorithms and complexity. This is a course beyond a low level course on data structures.
2. A Master's degree in computer science, or a bachelor's degree in computer science, with one year of courses beyond a three year Bachelor's degree. (Note that the PhD programme lasts three years in the first case and four in the second). The degree cannot be from the University of Southern Denmark. For the area graph algorithms, degrees in mathematics are also acceptable.
3. Excellent grades and letters of recommendation.
4. Interest and motivation to work in one of these areas.
5. Fluency in English.

The expected start date for this scholarship is 17 January, 2011.

The algorithmics group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides a very strong scientific environment combined with a friendly atmosphere. The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and currently has several campuses with a total of almost 20,000 students. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science resides at the main campus which is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, a country known for its high standard of living, high tech industry, and cultural scene.

For further information, please contact Joan Boyar,

Application, salary, etc.:

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three or four years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three- or four-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:

• A statement of purpose, indicating which of the three project areas are most interesting to the applicant and why. The applicant may indicate interest in more than one area. The statement should also include a description of the applicant's background/qualifications, including qualifications in English (max. two pages).
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information.
• A copy of transcripts for grades during the applicant's Bachelor's and/or Master's studies, with translations, if not originally in English or Danish.
• At least two letters of recommendation. These should usually be sent with the application, but can be sent separately if they arrive before the application deadline. Thus, simply indicating references is not sufficient.

All applications should be marked: “Job ID 103041”.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format or Word XP 2003 legible format) to

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Employment starts: 17 January, 2011
Closing date 20 October, 2010 at 12 noon
Location: Odense

Mark application Job ID 103041 and send it to:

Please see above.

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