Open Positions

Description of open PhD positions

PhD Positions

The newly established Graduate School “Intelligent Methods for Semiconductor Test and Reliability” (GS-IMTR) at the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with ADVANTEST invites applications for full-time PhD positions (research assistant) for 3 years with a possibility for extension, 100% TV-L E13 to begin as soon as possible in 2020. Its overall aim is to develop new methods for topics such as design for test and diagnosis; post-silicon validation; test generation and optimization; robust device tuning; system-level test; lifetime test and reliability management; and test automation. A modern understanding of these topics demands novel artificial intelligence methods and has tight connections to data science, data analytics, data understanding, visualization, security, and privacy.

We provide an excellent research environment with the GS-IMTR, the cooperation with ADVANTEST, and within the respective institutes.

At this moment, all doctoral positions in GS-IMTR are filled. We expect the next round of projects in 2022.

The open positions are integrated into the GS-IMTR which provide

  • A structured, quality-assured and interdisciplinary education programme;
  • Subject-specific lectures and seminars for soft skills and interpersonal skills;
  • International networking during a stay at research institutes abroad.

Applicants should hold a master’s or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, mathematics, physics, or a related discipline with above-average results. They are expected to show a high level of proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Please send your application (cover letter, academic CV, letter of motivation indicating your favorite project(s), degree certificates and transcripts of records from Bachelor/Master, names of potential academic referees) either by post to Prof. Dr. Dirk Pflüger, Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems, Universitätsstr. 38, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany, or electronically in a single PDF file (up to 10 MB) to to arrive no later than January 28, 2020. Depending on availability, later submissions might be taken into consideration.

The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from women are especially encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal professional qualifications.


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Dirk Pflüger

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS)

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