[TYPES/announce] FIVE vacancies for Software&Systems Engineering PhD/Post-Doc

Ortmeier, Frank, Prof. Frank.Ortmeier at ovgu.de
Mon Sep 10 03:22:24 EDT 2012

Vacancy Notice with the reference number 183/2012

The Computer Systems in Engineering group (head: Frank Ortmeier) at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg is seeking up to


     FIVE fulltime researchers on PhD and PostDoc-level

focus: Model-based Software Engineering for technical applications ====================================================================

Starting date of the positions is November 1st, 2012 or sooner. All positions are full-time employees with a salary according to the German civil service TV-L E13/E14 scale, which corresponds to approx. 40,000-45,000 EUR income per year (plus holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus). Support for PhD thesis or habilitation will be given.

The Computer Systems in Engineering group focuses on making achievements of modern software engineering applicable to engineering applications. The current openings are part of a 1.8 million Euro project, which focuses on making model-based analysis techniques applicable in an industrial context. In particular, tight collaboration with major industrial companies, certification authorities and academic partners is required.

Your main tasks will be in the domain of requirements engineering, software design, implementation of prototypical solutions and evaluation on real-world case studies. You will be working at the boarder of modern Software Engineering and "classical/technical" engineering disciplines. So inter-disciplinary skills and interests are very welcome.

The project offers very good opportunities for building/extending a personal network with major, international industrial partners as well as the possibility of taking responsibility and becoming a co-founder of a spin-off company.

Required profile:

You must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in computer science or a closely related discipline. You should have outstanding scores and solid programming experiences. A strong background in formal methods (e.g. model checking, formal semantics, stochastic analysis) is very helpful. In any case, you be keen on translating real world problems into mathematical questions and implement high quality solutions according to modern Soft-ware Engineering standards. As the long-term goal is to bring the methods actual industrial practice, you are especially invited if you are interested in entrepreneurship and bring good social skills.

You should have interest in performing original, highly competitive scientific research, publishing the results in top international conferences and scientific journals. Self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player are expected. Fluency in English is required; proficiency in German is helpful.

What we offer

The CSE group is very dynamic group, which offers a young, agile and open-minded environment, the possibility to participate in highly competitive research as well as solid software development and requirements engineering challenges. Support for PhD thesis or habilitation will be given.

Further information:


Enquiries about the PhD positions may be directed to: frank.ortmeier at ovgu.de<mailto:frank.ortmeier at ovgu.de>

How to apply:


Applications by women are especially welcome. Applicants with a severe disability will receive preferential treatment if their qualifications and experience are equal to those of the other candidates.

Please send your complete application (a cover letter explaining your specific research interests and qualifications; a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of all courses + grades, and a paragraph describing your Diploma/MSc/PhD thesis project) quoting reference number 183/2012 by October 5th, 2012 (date of receipt of application) to the address below:

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg Dezernat Personalwesen Postfach 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany

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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Frank Ortmeier              / __\/ _\  /__\
Computer Systems in Engineering           / /   \ \  /_\
Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg / /___ _\ \//__
Gebäude 29 - Raum 116                    \____/ \__/\__/
Tel.: 0391 / 67-52804
Fax.: 0391 / 67-52020

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