This page lists open positions for PhD "students" in the Computer Networks group.
Currently, there are two positions available:
- PhD student position in control over wireless networks, project NICCI
- Open-topic position in networking (see below) - Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter mit Lehraufgaben
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.
PhD student in NICCI
In the DFG-funded NICCI project on control over wireless networks, one fully-funded PhD position is available. For details, see this flyer or the formal job announcement (in German).
A position with open research topic is available. Possible topics are anticipatory or participatory networking, distributed cloud computing, etc. Convince us with your ideas!
This position is a so-called Landesstelle, i.e., it has teaching obligations. To qualify for this position, you need a fairly good command of German, at least at level C1.
If you are interested in this position, please please contact Prof. Karl by email; in the subject of the email, please mention JOB-FGCN-2017-III (else, your email will likely be ignored). Here is the official job advertisment - only in german available.
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).