PhD positions

We are always looking for new PhD students for our group. Our group has a broad interest in algorithms and complexity, currently with a strong focus on modern models of computation such as distributed and massively parallel computing.

Who are we looking for?

Are you particularly attracted by algorithmic and/or combinatorial questions? Are you also fascinated by the possibilities of future computer applications that will be built on top of various forms of large-scale networks and highly parallel systems? Ideally, you have a strong background in computer science or a related field. We expressly encourage students from maths to apply if they are interested in algorithmic questions and/or like graphs. A background in distributed or parallel algorithms is not necessary.

What we offer:

All positions are fully funded and come with excellent working conditions, such as a competitive salary, social security, 25 days of vacation, and travel support. The group is located at the vibrant and strongly growing faculty of computer science and biomedical engineering, providing the potential for collaborations within TU Graz. Additionally, the group has established strong ties to several leading research groups at TU Graz, across Austria, Europe, and beyond. For example, we have ongoing collaborations with groups in Germany, Finland, Iceland and Israel. While it is not formally required, we strongly encourage and support international collaborations and international research visits. Participation in teaching is encouraged (at most one day a week), but not required. The starting dates of the positions are flexible (optimally starting in early summer 2023). Knowledge of German is not necessary.

Graz is known for its quality of life, a large amount of sunshine and excellent food. With the Alps in the north, vineyards in the south, and Slovenia and Croatia being close it offers ample close-by opportunities for leisure activities and vacation. With 300.000 inhabitants Graz is Austria's second largest city with a thriving cultural life to which also the more than 50.000 students contribute. The cost of living (in particular renting an apartment) is significantly cheaper than in other European cities.

An inclusive environment and balancing family and career are important aspects to the group and the university. We encourage women to apply.

How to apply?

Applications including
  • a short cover letter indicating your interest in algorithms and pursueing a PhD,
  • a full curriculum vitae,
  • your Master's thesis (if already available),
  • study manuscript (together with grades), and
  • other relevant documents (e.g., recommendation letters),
should be sent electronically to Assistant Professor Yannic Maus (, if possible as a single pdf file. Our mail system most likely refuses files other than .pdf files. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Yannic Maus ( Informal inquiries are welcome.