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PhD student (m/f/d) - Systems and Software Engineering to design the car of the future

09.06.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The chair of robotics, AI and embedded systems of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) in the topic area Systems and Software Engineering to design the car of the future.

We are looking for a new full-time

PhD student (m/f/d) – Systems and Software Engineering to design the car of the future

You have a Master in Computer Science and are now keen to explore new approaches in systems and software engineering which will significantly improve and speed up the software development productivity in automotive architectures with application-specific accelerators, for instance for AI? The chair of robotics, AI and embedded systems (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alois Knoll) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is looking for computer scientists with a track record in the development of software projects and a strong background in agent-based programming (e.g., C++, Java). You will have the opportunity to develop new approaches to systems and software engineering for innovative car architectures based on real-life application scenarios and thereby helping to boost the technological strength of Germany in the areas of future automotive engineering including autonomous driving.

Who we are

  • TUM continuously ranks among the three top universities in Germany in renowned international rankings…top choice for your PHD!
  • as "School of Computation, Information and Technology" the largest liaison of the three disciplines of computer science, mathematics and electrical engineering / communications engineering at TUM
  • one of the largest chairs of computer science for robotics and AI in Germany
  • excellently networked on an international scale offering collaboration with renowned industrial and academic institutions in the U.S., China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore
  • located in the German city with the strongest ties to Information Technology and active IT giants like: Apple, BMW, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Infineon, Siemens, VW, and many others as well as SMEs or mid-caps which offer excellent future career opportunities after your PHD

We have

  • implemented an extremely successful master's program (Robotics, Cognition and Intelligence, RCI) specifically addressing research on the topics relevant for systems and software engineering in future automotive
  • high-level laboratories and testbeds with state-ot-the-art hardware
  • close industrial cooperation and the largest projects with very strong ties to the automotive and automation industries
  • world-class, globally-active and renowned professors (Prof. Knoll, Althoff, Burschka, Hirzinger)

We offer

  • salary grouping based on the collective bargaining agreement of the German federal states (TV-L, E 13)
  • a responsible position from day one as a part of a truly interdisciplinary and international team
  • the possibility to do a PhD in one of the key disciplines of the future: Computer Science

Ideally, you can offer

  • a Master's degree in Computer Science
  • experience with software and systems engineering in software projects
  • ability to participate in project meetings and to prepare project reports in German
  • innovative power in combination with visionary thinking and reliability in achieving set targets
  • team spirit and talent for coordination needed to defend and implement new ideas
  • very good knowledge of agent-based programming (for instance C++, Java)
  • enthusiasm for software engineering and automotive


Please send your comprehensive application (motivation letter, CV, complete list of academic transcripts) in one PDF file with the reference "CeCaS" by 7th July 2023 to Marie-Luise Neitz, who is also at your disposal to answer questions concerning job profile and tasks:

Marie-Luise Neitz
Technische Universität München
School of Computation, Information and Technology
Lehrstuhl für Robotik, Künstliche Intelligenz und Echtzeitsysteme
Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching b. München

If you apply in writing, please only submit copies of your official documents as these will not be returned after the application process has been completed.

TUM adheres to the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university's research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications.

The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.

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Kontakt: neitz@in.tum.de