Research Assistants/Associates positions at RWTH Aachen, Germany

Various Open Positions for Research Assistants/Associates

in the post-graduate program UnRAVeL

“Uncertainty and Randomness in Algorithms, Verification and Logic”

at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

The RWTH Aachen University is looking for enthusiastic and highly
qualified doctoral researchers. Various positions are available within
the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) UnRAVeL founded by
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The key emphasis of an RTG is on
the qualification of doctoral researchers with a focused research
program and a structured training strategy. The RTG UnRAVeL aims to
significantly advance probabilistic modelling and analysis for
uncertainty by developing new theories, algorithms, and tool-supported
verification techniques, and to apply them to core problems from
security (e.g., probabilistic protocols), planning (robotics and railway
engineering), and safety and performance analysis (railway systems). To
tackle these research challenges, theoretical computer scientists from
computer-aided verification, automata, logic and games, algorithms and
complexity, together with experts from management science (robust
optimization), applied computer science (robotics and security), and
railway engineering intensively cooperate within the RTG UnRAVeL.

Required profile.

Candidates must have (or soon obtain) a master degree in Computer
Science, Mathematics or related area and have completed their studies
with excellent grades. You should have interest in performing original,
highly competitive scientific research, publishing your results in top
conferences and scientific journals. Self-motivation and the ability to
work both independently and as a team player in local and international
research groups are expected. Fluency in English is required;
proficiency in German is helpful but not compulsory.

How to apply?

Your written application should contain:

– a curriculum vitae
– a transcript of records (list of courses and grades)
– a cover letter including a statement of interest in (some of) the
RTG topics (Algorithms and Complexity, Verification, Logic, or
Application Scenarios) that can be found on our web-site, and
– a recommendation letter e.g., by your master thesis supervisor(s).

All documents should be formatted as a single pdf-file. You should send
your application ultimately by ** October 30, 2020 (AoE) ** to the
e-mail address: We check applications
once they are received, and will conduct interview until our vacancies
are filled.

What do we offer?

We offer a stimulating international research environment, the
possibility to participate in highly competitive and interdisciplinary
research and the opportunity to involve students in your research
through project work. Doctoral researchers have a status as employee
with a salary according to the German federal employee scale TV-L E13;
the exact salary is subject to your family situation. The duration of
the positions is three years. RWTH Aachen University offers excellent
facilities for professional and personal development. Starting date of
the positions: January 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021.

Enquiries can be directed to Prof. Joost-Pieter Katoen (e-mail:

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a “Family-Friendly University”.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled
persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are
underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair
and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

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