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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty IV - Insti­tute of Soft­ware Engin­eer­ing and The­or­et­ical Com­puter Sci­ence / Effi­cient Algo­rithms

Rese­arch Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted - part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

Research within the DFG fun­ded Emmy Noether pro­ject "Found­a­tions of Inter­act­ive Demo­cracy", in par­tic­u­lar:
  • ana­lysis of digital tools for demo­cratic decision mak­ing (e.g., cit­izen par­ti­cip­a­tion plat­forms and soft­ware sup­port­ing polit­ical opin­ion form­a­tion)
  • ana­lysis of del­eg­a­tion-based decision mak­ing paradigms ("liquid demo­cracy")
  • devel­op­ment of social choice-the­or­etic approaches for inter­act­ive applic­a­tion scen­arios
  • doc­u­ment­a­tion and present­a­tion of res­ults at inter­na­tional con­fer­ences and Work­shops
PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible.

Require­ments:

Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in Com­puter Sci­ence, Math­em­at­ics, Phys­ics or a related dis­cip­line. The main research themes of the group are com­pu­ta­tional social choice and algorithmic game the­ory. Applic­ants must have a strong back­ground in dis­crete math­em­at­ics and a strong interest in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research on inter­act­ive demo­cracy. Know­ledge of game the­ory and/or social choice the­ory is bene­fi­cial. A very good know­ledge of spoken and writ­ten Eng­lish is required. Pro­gram­ming skills are a plus.

More inform­a­tion can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Markus Brill (brill@tu-berlin.de), or at www.algo.tu-berlin.de.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (in par­tic­u­lar cover let­ter, CV, cop­ies of tran­scripts/cer­ti­fic­ates, con­tact details of ref­er­ences, Mas­ter thesis, if avail­able) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät IV, Insti­tut für Soft­ware­tech­nik und The­or­et­ische Inform­atik, FG Eff­iz­iente Algorith­men, Prof. Dr. Brill, Sekr. TEL 5-1, Ernst-Reu­ter-Platz 7, 10587 Ber­lin or by e-mail to brill@tu-berlin.de.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.