PhD Positions in the Research Group Systems, Data, Simulation & Energy

Job description

There are several PhD positions available at the newly established research group Systems, Data, Simulation & Energy (SYDSEN) at the AIFB Institute. The SYDSEN research group deals with the use of data for providing decision support and enhancing energy efficiency, reliability and other performance metrics of cyber-physical systems, such as energy systems or smart manufacturing systems. In particular, our focus is on the development of new methods and approaches for data-driven modeling and simulation and its seamless integration with expert knowledge.

Your activities will include research in the field of data-driven modeling and simulation for enhancement of energy efficiency and energy systems. In addition to research work, you will be also active in coordination and teaching of courses that are offered by the research group, and you will be involved in science administration.

Personal qualification
  • A master degree in computer science, software engineering, data science or similar,
  • Strong interest in working with data-driven approaches,
  • Interest in working with formal methods, and modeling and simulation,
  • Strong ambition towards excellence in science and technology at the highest international level is expected,
  • Good knowledge of German or the willingness to learn it,
  • Good command of English.

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

 we offer

Organizational unit

Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)

Starting date

1. Januar 2023

Contract duration

limited to four years

Application up to

November 15, 2022

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, email:


Please send CV, transcripts and a copy of your Master's thesis (draft is ok), names of two references and a motivation letter stating your research interests to, subject: "PhD application". Send all documents as a single PDF; give the PDF a name that includes your name. The positions are open until filled.


vacancy number: 2219/2022


We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.