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Research Associates (PhD and PostDoc)

This page lists open positions for PhD "students" in the Computer Networks group.

Currently, there are no positions available. 

See below which material to provide with an application. 

Please be aware that the German academic system does not necessarily imply that you are a "student" while working on your PhD; it is actually more common to have a work contract while doing so - a "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" position. Nonetheless, this page uses the term "PhD student" for brevity. 

If you are unfamiliar with the German PhD system, you might want to have a look at this article. The website Research in Germany also gives good general information on being a student or a PhD candidate in the German academic system.

Requirements for PhD positions, application procedure 

To apply for a PhD position in the Computer Networks group, you should meet the following requirements: 

  • Typically, you have a Master degree from a research-oriented Master's degree program; typically in computer science, computer engineering or related subject (e.g., electrical engineering with a communications focus, applied mathematics). Alternative degrees might be acceptable but need to be discussed in detail.  
  • You should have very good communication skills. 
    • You should be able to read, write, and speak English fluently in everyday and technical discussions. You should also have very good technical writing skills in English. 
    • Knowledge of German is appreciated but not initially required; we recommend that you pick up at least a bit of working knowledge of German during the first year (useful for everyday life). For positions with teaching duties, a good proficiency in German is required in a reasonable amount of time. 

To substantiate these skills, please apply with: 

  • A curriculum vitae, detailing your prior education and job experience 
  • Your Master's thesis 
  • Any papers you might have written or co-authored so far (not required, but certainly a plus) 
  • A research statement: what are you interested in, what do you want to work on, what is preferred style of work (e.g., analytic, simulation, experimental, ...), why do you think you are a good match with our group? (A statement saying "I want to work in networking" is not enough.) 

Please only apply electronically by email; do not send paper; only send PDFs (applications with Word attachments will be ignored). 

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