Job Openings

The Institute of Embedded Systems of Hamburg University of Technology invites for applications for two

PhD positions on "Time, Energy and Security Analysis for Multi/Many-Core Heterogeneous Platforms"

(advertisement ID D-17-172)

The positions described here shall be occupied by January 1st, 2018. They are funded by the European Union's Research Programme Horizon 2020 (H2020) in the context of the TeamPlay project with a duration of 3 years.

Embedded systems often have to meet various design constraints - they have to be as energy-efficient as possible while simultaneously fulfilling real-time constraints and being secure. In order to achieve a correctly designed system, it has to meet all of the imposed resource constraints. As a result, the two vacant PhD positions within the TeamPlay project aim at optimizing embedded software systems at the compiler level with respect to multiple different design requirements.

However, current compilers are not able to achieve this, because multi-criterial system design is a highly volatile process. The optimization goals interfere with or may even directly contradict each other. Therefore, new optimization methods will be researched, implemented and evaluated for existing multi/many-core embedded architectures.

We are looking for applicants with degrees in computer science or computer engineering, if possible with focus on embedded system design or optimization. Additional skills in compiler construction are advantageous. Strong communication and team-player skills are required since the successful candidates will collaborate and interact closely with international European project partners from both academia (e.g., INRIA Rennes; Universities of Bristol, St. Andrews, Southern Denmark, and Amsterdam) and industry (e.g., Thales Alenia Space Madrid; AbsInt; Secure-IC and others).

The official text of this advertisement (in German language) with additional information can be found here:

Additional information on the vacant positions and the European research project TeamPlay can be obtained from Heiko Falk. Application deadline is November 7th, 2017. Please send your application including the usual documents under clear statement of the advertisement ID D-17-172 via surface mail to

Technische Universit├Ąt Hamburg
Personalreferat -PV 32/G-
21071 Hamburg

Alternatively, send your application documents electronically (perferably as one single PDF file) to