PhD Position in Dependable and Scalable Software Systems

at Leibniz University Hannover
Published August 29, 2023
Location Hanover, Germany
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Scholarship  


The Institute for Systems Engineering invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (m/f/d) - Dependable and Scalable Software Systems (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %) starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to 4 years.

Responsibilities and duties

Research in the area of software systems is the central task of this position, in particular the design, implementation, and experimental evaluation of novel systems in the area of cloud computing, operating systems, distributed machine learning or edge computing. If required, you can take on teaching tasks, primarily the supervision of thesis projects as well as assistance in the organization of courses. The position offers the opportunity to pursue a PhD in computer science.

Employment conditions

A prerequisite for employment is a completed scientific university degree (Master) in computer science or in a closely related field. Furthermore, experience in programming and experimentation, a very good command of English, and the enjoyment of scientific and independent work are desired.


Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part-time employment can be arranged upon request.

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.


Please submit your application with supporting documents by September 30th, 2023 to


or alternatively via postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institute for Systems Engineering
Dependable and Scalable Software Systems Group
Appelstr. 4, 30167 Hannover

For further information, please contact Professor Jan Rellermeyer.

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