Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Geometry

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in computational geometry, expected to commence 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The project focuses on computational geometry such as visibility problems in the plane (e.g. art gallery problems) and discrete geometric optimization problems in low-dimensional spaces (e.g. clustering problems). Furthermore, problems in discrete geometry can be considered such as questions about geometric intersection graphs.
The Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU is headed by Professor Mikkel Thorup. The group is prolific at the topmost conferences like STOC, FOCS, SODA, and SoCG (we had 10 papers accepted for SODA’18 and Thorup is PC chair for FOCS’18). Adding to the excitement, we have the center Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) which also involves the IT-University of Copenhagen. The aim is to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithmic thinking. While the focus of BARC is algorithms theory, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.
The duties of the postdoctoral researcher will include theoretical research within computational and discrete geometry as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties. The length of the position is 1.5 years.
Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Mikkel Abrahamsen, Department of Computer Science, e-mail miab@di.ku.dk
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Requirements  
The candidates must have
• a PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent.
• demonstrated strength within algorithms with a solid publication record at the top conferences such as SoCG, SODA, STOC, and FOCS.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 419.760 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.760). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include
– Curriculum vitae
– Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or a statement from your supervisor which confirms that you will submit and defend your PhD before you start employment)
– 2 recommendation letters
– Research plan – description of current and future research plans
– Complete publication list and links to author pages with DBLP and with Google Scholar citations
– Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018