PhD Positions at University of Siegen, Germany
There are vacancies for multiple PhD positions at the Chair of Communications Engineering and Security (Prof. Rafael Schaefer) at the University of Siegen, Germany. The positions are initially limited to three years with a possible extension. The positions are part of projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The positions lie in the intersection of information theory, communication theory, and machine learning with a particular focus on security and privacy of information systems and machine learning for communications. The job is associated with the goal of graduating with a Dr.-Ing. (German equivalent of a PhD) degree.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Master degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, mathematics, or similar/equivalent fields, or must have submitted his/her Master thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Master degree is awarded.
  • The applicants should have excellent mathematical knowledge of probability theory and linear algebra.
  • Solid understanding of information theory and/or communication theory is a requirement. Further knowledge in machine learning and/or signal processing is a plus.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming languages/environments: Python, MATLAB, C/C++, TensorFlow.

We offer:

  • An excellent and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Full-time temporary employment with a competitive salary at pay grade TVL-E13.
  • No tuition fees for PhD studies.

Your application must include:

  • A brief summary of your research interests and motivation
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, or official confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates and references
  • Publications in your name

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted via the official job portal of the University of Siegen. For further information about the opening please see also the official postingsür-NachrichtentechnikKryptographie-und-Sicherheit-57076/678431301/   andür-Kommuniaktionssysteme-CERTAIN-%28BMBF%29-57076/678427301/  which provide a link to the official submission system. 


For further information about the positions and the application procedure please contact Rafael Schaefer via [email protected]