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paluno - The Ruhr Insti­tute for Soft­ware Tech­no­logy, Uni­ver­si­tät Duis­burg-Essen - Soft­ware Sys­tems Engin­eer­ing

The Uni­ver­sity of Duis­burg-Essen is one of the stron­gest young top uni­ver­sit­ies in the world (14th in the Times Hig­her Edu­ca­tion (THE) Young Uni­ver­sity Rank­ing 2019). It is a mem­ber of the UA-Ruhr, Ger­many’s lar­gest aca­demic hub and an epi­cen­ter of innov­a­tion that fos­ters close inter­ac­tion bet­ween aca­demia and the pri­vate sec­tor. This alli­ance pro­vi­des stu­dents and rese­arch­ers from around the world with an open gate­way to the thriv­ing met­ro­polis Ruhr.

The chair for Soft­ware Sys­tems Engin­eer­ing is part of the rese­arch insti­tute paluno (The Ruhr Insti­tute for Soft­ware Tech­no­logy), in which ten pro­fess­ors and their teams (more than 100 aca­demic staff mem­bers) join forces. You will coo­per­ate clo­sely with our part­ners from indus­try and aca­demia in the con­text of our European and natio­nal rese­arch pro­jects.

Senior Rese­ar­cher f/m/d (Post-Doc) in Com­puter Sci­ence


Work­ing field:

Are you pas­sion­ate about soft­ware engin­eer­ing rese­arch?
Then, send us your app­lic­a­tion and tell us about your rese­arch inte­rest, the rese­arch chal­lenge you like to address, and your ini­tial thoughts how to address it.

We offer you:
  • a full-time pos­i­tion with a com­pet­it­ive salary accord­ing to the Ger­man TV-L (50,000-60,000 €/year)
  • ded­ic­ated tra­vel and equip­ment bud­get
  • the oppor­tun­ity to build up your own rese­arch team (seed fund­ing pro­vi­ded)
  • close col­lab­or­a­tion with our part­ners from indus­try and aca­demia in the con­text of our European and natio­nal rese­arch pro­jects (see
  • an attract­ive and mod­ern work­place with excel­lent facil­it­ies
  • oppor­tun­ity to shape our rese­arch agenda and future pro­ject pro­pos­als
  • Eng­lish as work­ing lan­guage


You have recently com­ple­ted your PhD in com­puter sci­ence, soft­ware engin­eer­ing, sys­tems engin­eer­ing, math­em­at­ics, busi­ness inform­a­tion sys­tems or rela­ted dis­cip­lines with out­stand­ing res­ults. You are highly inter­ested in del­ving into com­plex, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary rese­arch ques­tions, and devel­op­ing innov­at­ive res­ults address­ing cur­rent soft­ware engin­eer­ing rese­arch chal­len­ges.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with ref­er­ence num­ber 063-21 to, includ­ing the fol­low­ing applic­a­tion doc­u­ments in pdf format:

  • Ambi­tious research pro­posal (4-5 pages)
  • Cur­riculum vitae
  • PhD thesis
  • List of pub­lic­a­tions
  • Full text of your 3 most rel­ev­ant pub­lic­a­tions

Please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl at

The Uni­versity of Duis­burg-Essen aims at pro­mot­ing the diversity of its mem­bers. It aims at increas­ing the share of women in the sci­entific per­son­nel, and there­fore expli­citly encour­ages women to apply. Women will be pref­er­en­tially con­sidered when equally qual­i­fied accord­ing to the state equal­ity law. Applic­a­tions from dis­abled or equi­val­ents accord­ing to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are encour­aged.