Reference Number: 467/2021

Seven PhD students (m/f/d) in computer science

Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light-Life-Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena's character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The research training group "Interactive Inference" at the Institute for Computer Science of the Friedrich Schiller University and funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation seeks to fill the positions of

seven PhD students (m/f/d) in computer science

commencing on 01. April 2022 (or later, until filled).

We offer full-time positions (40 hours per week, TV-L, E-13, 100%) limited to four years.

The research training group offers access to a wide variety of research projects at the forefront of artificial intelligence, each supported by at least two advisors from complementary fields.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in on machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Work together with practitioners from algorithm and performance engineering, logic, visualization, bioinformatics, and theoretical biology
  • Additional responsibilities based on your placement in the participating group(s)
  • Work on your own PhD

Your Profile:

  • University degree (Masters) in computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, or a related field
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary field
  • Experience in one or more of the core areas as stated above

We offer:

  • Research at the forefront of artificial intelligence
  • A fully funded research position for up to 4 years, funded by the Carl Zeiss foundation
  • Membership in the research training group "Interactive Inference" at the Friedrich Schiller University
  • The opportunity to graduate with a PhD in computer science
  • Access to a wide variety of research projects
  • Support by at least two advisors from complementary fields
  • "Bring your own project", we are open to students presenting their own project ideas -- as long as they fit within the general theme of interactive inference
  • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
  • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office 'JUniFamilie' and flexible childcare ('JUniKinder)
  • University health promotion and a wide range of university sports activities
  • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL)
  • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale E13 - depending on the candidate's personal qualifications-, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.

The position is limited to a period of four years. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work with us? We provide more information at
Then submit your application with the usual documents by email (one PDF file) stating the
vacancy ID 467/2021 by 16 January 2022 to:

Since all application documents will be duly destroyed after the recruitment process, we ask you to submit only copies of your documents.

For further information for applicants, please also refer to (in German) Please also note the information on the collection of personal data at