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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Insti­tute of Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Chair of Com­pi­ler Con­struc­tion

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent / Post­doc

(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The posi­tion is star­ting Febru­ary 1, 2022.

Rese­arch areas: Pro­gramming lan­guages, source-to-source com­pi­la­tion, code opti­mi­za­tion, emer­ging com­pu­ting sys­tems.
Terms: The posi­tion is limi­ted to Decem­ber 31, 2024 (with the option to be exten­ded). The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – WissZeitVG). The posi­tion aims at obtai­ning fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD/habi­li­ta­tion the­sis).

Working field:

At the Chair of Com­pi­ler Con­struc­tion, we have the long-term vision of sha­ping how future elec­tro­nic sys­tems are pro­gram­med. This inclu­des defi­ning novel pro­gramming abs­trac­tions through domain-spe­ci­fic lan­guages and asso­cia­ted com­pi­ler infra­st­ruc­tures to enable opti­mi­zing soft­ware for hete­ro­ge­ne­ous com­pu­ting sys­tems in the embed­ded and high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting domains. In this con­text, we are loo­king for a highly moti­va­ted rese­ar­cher to work on high-level opti­mi­za­ti­ons for sys­tems with emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies (non-vola­tile memo­ries (NVMs), near-memory and in-memory com­pu­ting, and post-CMOS acce­le­ra­tors). This invol­ves working on high-level com­pi­ler frame­works (like MLIR) and opti­mi­za­tion for data and com­pu­ta­tion map­ping onto highly hete­ro­ge­ne­ous sys­tems with main­stream CPUs, FPGAs, SRAM and DRAM, as well as emer­ging NVMs and acce­le­ra­tors. The selec­ted can­di­date will work with memory and sys­tem simu­la­tors to eva­luate the opti­mi­za­ti­ons; a good know­ledge in com­pu­ter archi­tec­ture is the­re­fore desi­ra­ble. The long-term goal is to create abs­trac­tions and tools that can be exten­ded and reu­sed across sys­tems.


We aim at attrac­ting the best talent in the respec­tive rese­arch fields and expect the fol­lo­wing:
Basic Requi­re­ments:
  • an out­stan­ding uni­ver­sity degree (mas­ter/diploma or equi­va­lent) and, if app­li­ca­ble, PhD degree in com­pu­ter sci­ence, mathe­ma­tics, elec­tri­cal engi­nee­ring or a rele­vant area;
  • an inde­pen­dent, tar­get- and solu­tion-dri­ven work atti­tude;
  • an inte­gra­tive and coope­ra­tive per­so­na­lity with excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and social skills;
  • flu­ency in Eng­lish - writ­ten and oral.
Pre­fer­red Qua­li­fi­ca­tion:
  • know­ledge of LLVM, Clang and MLIR;
  • know­ledge of pro­gramming lan­guages and methods;
  • strong back­ground in com­pu­ter archi­tec­ture;
  • an excel­lent record of crea­tive rese­arch (for post­doc app­li­cants).

What we offer:

Infor­mal enqui­ries can be sub­mit­ted to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jeronimo Cas­tril­lon, Tel +49 (351) 463 42716; Email:
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.

What we offer
You will join a team of enthu­si­astic rese­ar­chers who crea­tively pur­sue their indi­vi­dual rese­arch agen­das. The chair is a part of the “Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den”, which offers ple­nty of resour­ces and struc­tures for career deve­lop­ment.

About cfaed
The cfaed is a clus­ter which brings tog­e­ther 200 rese­ar­chers from TU Dres­den and ten other rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in the areas of Elec­tri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Phy­sics, Che­mi­stry, Bio­logy, and Mathe­ma­tics. The cfaed addres­ses the advan­ce­ment of elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing sys­tems through explo­ring new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the limits of today’s pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy.

About TU Dres­den
The TU Dres­den is among the top uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many and Europe and one of the ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an ‘elite uni­ver­sity’ since 2012. As a modern full-sta­tus uni­ver­sity with 17 facul­ties it offers a wide aca­de­mic range making it one of a very few in Ger­many.

How to apply:

Com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons (in Eng­lish only) inclu­ding moti­va­tion let­ter, CV, copy of degree cer­ti­fi­cate, tran­script of gra­des (i.e. the offi­cial list of cour­se­work inclu­ding your gra­des) and proof of Eng­lish lan­guage skills should be sub­mit­ted pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment quo­ting the refe­rence num­ber PhD2108-CCC in the sub­ject hea­der to or alter­na­tively by post to: TU Dres­den, cfaed, Pro­fes­sur für Com­pi­ler­bau, Herrn Prof. Jeronimo Cas­tril­lon, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many. The clo­sing date for app­li­ca­ti­ons is Novem­ber 15, 2021 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies). Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: