Posting: Research Assistantships (appl. due Dec 14!)

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Applications are invited for Research Assistantships in all areas of combinatorics, optimization, and cryptography, including algebraic combinatorics, quantum computing, coding theory, graph theory, operations research, etc.

The Department is very active in research, with supervision available in all areas. Applicants do not need to specify a particular area of interest, nor have a specialized background in combinatorics and optimization. The program has been very successful in past summers, with some students co-authoring research papers and many proceeding to graduate school.

(More details can be found on the Department’s web page, ) This year’s program will again run in co-operation with NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award program.

These awards will be for three or four months during May – August, 2011. Salaries will be at least $2,500 per month, depending on circumstances. Students from other universities may be eligible for reimbursement of return travel costs.

There are normally up to 12 awards available, depending on the number of qualified applicants.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, a recent grade report, and names and email addresses of two references to:

Prof. A. Menezes, Chair

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization

Faculty of Mathematics

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1


Phone: (519) 888-4567, ext. 33482

Fax: (519) 725-5441

Applying by email is acceptable. Any attachment should be a pdf file. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

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