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PhD Position (m/f/d) at the Institute for Computer Science

Reg. Nr. 07.09.2020

Fristende: 15.10.2020

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena connects people and ideas, science and economy, institutions of higher education and external research organizations. Being rooted in the heart of Germany and having worldwide bonds, it characterizes the city of Jena as a future-oriented and cosmopolitan location.

The Scalable Data- and Computer-intensive Analyses Group at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena has an opening from 1. November 2020 or later:

PhD Position (m/f/d)


The Scalable Data- and Compute-intensive Analyses Group tackles computationally demanding challenges in research and industry. We cover the involved disciplines from the bare metal of computer architectures to fully automated production workflows by integrating modeling and simulation, high-performance computing, software engineering, data analytics, and verification and validation. This overarching approach is key for building visionary, transferable, robust and efficient software pipelines.


Your Responsibilities

  • Support teaching activities in efficient and scalable computing at all levels
  • Contribute to the design of state-of-the-art courses by integrating your own research experiences
  • Harness some of the largest supercomputers in the world and work on emerging architectures, which will shape the future of high performance computing
  • Deep dive into software and algorithms as part of multidisciplinary production workflows
  • Propose novel approaches for simulation and data sciences, and discuss them with partners in academia and industry
  • Share your solutions with the research community through a variety of outlets


Our Requirements

  • University degree in Computer Science, Computational and Data Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Knowledge in numerical algorithms and data analytics
  • C / C++ skills and a passion for writing high quality code
  • Willingness to expand your expertise to new and project-relevant areas
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in parallel programming and hardware architectures
  • Experience with low level programming (intrinsics or assembly)
  • Python skills including interfaces to C/C++
  • Experience with machine learning/deep learning frameworks and libraries
  • Experience with good software engineering practices


We offer:

  • Attractive staff benefits, for instance, contributions to the employee savings plan, season ticket loans for public transport, pension scheme (VBL)
  • An exciting line of work with considerable leeway
  • A university scheme for promoting your health and well-being, and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working options
  • Remuneration in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) depending on the personal qualifications up to salary scale 13.

The position is based on a fixed-term contract.

Position type: full time (100%)

Salary: TV-L E13

In case of equal qualifications, applicants with disabilities will be favored over the others.

Please send us your application, incl. required supporting documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in tabular form, certificates), providing the vacancy ID 279/2020 by 15. Oktober 2020 to:


Dr. Alexander Breuer ()

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik

Institut für Informatik

Professur für Skalierbare daten- und rechenintensive Analysen

Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2 

07743 Jena



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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Informatik
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 - Jena


Dr. Alexander Breuer


Ausschreibung vom: 07.09.2020
Bewerbungsende: 15.10.2020
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