ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Position on Information Theory and Coding
Postdoctoral researcher positions in coding and information theory are available at Bilkent University for an ERC-funded project: TRANCIDS. Full-time, benefits-eligible positions, with highly competitive salaries.

Prof. Tolga M. Duman at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, invites applications for multiple postdoctoral scholar positions for a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant entitled “TRANCIDS: Transmission over Channels with Insertions and Deletions”. The selected candidates will work on determining the ultimate limits of communication for different insertion/deletion channel models including DNA storage channels and developing practical channel coding solutions. Successful candidates must have a strong background in information theory and channel coding. Background on communication theory in general, optimization, and deep learning is also desirable.

Applications will be taken until October 1, 2023, and the positions will start shortly after. The initial appointment will be for one or two years, with a possibility of extension for up to three more years. The salary is highly competitive and includes full benefits, national public health insurance as well as private health insurance for the candidate and his/her family. Specifically, the yearly gross amount will be 40k-50k Euro (corresponding to a net pay of 2000-2500 Euro per month) depending on the specific qualifications and experience. Note that the living costs in Türkiye are quite low. Also, note that highly subsidized and fully furnished on-campus housing will also be provided.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a CV including a complete list of publications, copies of two or three most relevant publications, and names and contact information of three references by email to Prof. Tolga M. Duman at [email protected].