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RWANDA: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Discrete Mathematics and Probability


Bursary Details

The German research chair, Dr. Jan Hązła at AIMS Rwanda, in collaboration with Prof. Nicola Kistler at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, are offering Postdoctoral fellowships at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda research center in Kigali.

These fellowships are made available and funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and research in Germany, to promote international academics exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

Fellows are expected to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and to be actively engaged in the research activities of the German Research Chair, as well as contribute to the implementation of the cooperation between the Chair and Goethe University in Frankfurt. Fellows are also expected to have some involvement in the AIMS Rwanda academic programmes. Fellows will be affiliated with AIMS Rwanda, but they will be encouraged to conduct scientific visits in Germany.

For more details about the programmes, visit https://aims.ac.rw/application/call-for-applications-4/

BURSARY CATEGORY: Mathematical Sciences

DEGREE LEVEL: Postdoctoral Fellowship

CLOSING DATE: 15 May 2022

Candidate Requirements

  • Have a PhD degree in mathematical sciences (PhD graduation at most 6 years before the start of the fellowship);
  • Strong interest and background in one of the following areas: theoretical computer science and related areas; Coding theory; Combinatorics; Social choice theory and opinion formation; Theory of spin glasses;
  • Previous research in the areas indicated above is a plus;
  • Good coding skills (eg., Python, Matlab/Mathematica and similar) are a plus;
  • Academic excellence and track record in conducting research;
  • A good command of English;
  • Preferably a national of an African country.

Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply

 Bursary Enquiries

For further questions regarding the application process, documents, etc. please contact Dr. Hazla via email at [email protected].

Website: https://jhazla.github.io for more details and updates.

How to Apply

Applications might be processed early, but not earlier than April 15, 2022.

Please send completed applications by email to [email protected] with subject line containing “DAAD postdoc application”. Applicants should submit the application documents in a single PDF file.

Application Documents:

  • Research statement;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copy of the PhD certificate;
  • Copy of passport or national ID;
  • Two reference letters.

The applicants are encouraged to make an application to participate in a discrete mathematics workshop in Kigali on 4-9 July 2022 (see the separate call).

Information on the scholarship programme

Call and instructions for the postdoc position

Call and instructions for the workshop



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