Doctoral Position in Computer Science and Robotics

(full-time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference Number 2022/297. The start date is April 1st, 2023 or earlier by agreement. The position is initially available for three years. In principle, this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The successful applicant will join the Cyber-physical Systems research group ( at the University of Konstanz. The working language is English. In the Cyber-physical Systems research group at the University of Konstanz, we study collective behavior in robot swarms and biohybrid systems of living organisms (e.g., natural plants, humans) tightly coupled with autonomous systems. Our current focus is especially on novel methods to implement collective behavior in robot swarms (evolutionary swarm robotics, machine learning), mathematical modeling of swarms (e.g., system scalability), and hardware development/platform extensions of swarm robot hardware (groups of indoor/outdoor mobile robots). As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to modern research in robotics, to work in one of the best research environments for collective behavior, and to interact with the global research community.

Your Responsibilities

  • Research in the field of large scale mobile multi-robot systems concerning software or hardware aspects
  • Problem solving, creative thinking
  • Communicating your results by publishing research papers at top-level conferences and journals
  • Supervising students who contribute to your work

Your Competencies

  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English
  • You possess a scientific graduate degree (MSc or equivalent) in Computer Science or Robotics with excellent grades
  • Experience in mobile robotics, machine learning, mathematical modeling
  • Strong motivation and determination
  • Very good team skills

We Offer

  • Excellent development opportunities, extensive training and mentoring
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Full funding for international and German students
  • A professional infrastructure and a very stimulating environment for research in collective behavior
  • Many international collaborations

Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Hamann via e-mail:

We look forward to receiving your application, consisting of a cover letter explaining your motivation, curriculum vitae copies of degrees, and, if applicable, list of publications, until 08.01.2023 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme.Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if ap-propriately qualified (contact, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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