The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers in the Collaborative Research Center 1053 MAKI two positions for

Research Assistants/PhD Students (all genders) in the field of Resilient Wireless Communication

fixed-term until December 31, 2024.

Do you have a passion for innovation and research? Do you want to push wireless communication and develop new resilient, decentralized means of communication in one of the top engineering schools in Germany?

As a part of an international team, you’ll investigate and develop adaptive applications for the future Internet. You’ll have the chance to work across disciplines on the latest challenges of wireless systems in the area of decentralized communication, low-latency as well as disruption-tolerant networking, communication for UAVs, or software-defined radio (SDR) prototyping. Do you have experience in prototyping and want to leverage your skills for designing, building, and analyzing future wireless systems? You’ll have a chance to pursue your research (theoretical or experimental) within one of our PhD positions.

Joining our team, you benefit from attractive employment conditions according to the collective agreement of Technische Universität Darmstadt, a state-of-the-art lab, equipped with high-end SDRs, UAVs, UGVs, and a customized soft-skill training program, preparing you for your career beyond PhD.

Required expertise:

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in at least one of the following domains:

  • UAV-based mobile networks
  • Disruption-/Delay-Tolerant Networking
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • SDR-based wireless prototyping
  • Resilient, decentralized communication

General requirements:

  • Completed university degree with an excellent track record as well in the Master´s as in the Bachelor´s degree
  • Strong analytical and implementation skills
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Rust, C, Go)
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Application process:

To apply, please send an email to Please provide the following in one PDF file: ○ A cover letter in which you explicitly state your topic of interest and why you find yourself a suitable candidate for this topic (max. 800 words) and a resume/CV including: ○ educational and research background ○ professional skills ○ two references ○ transcripts of Bachelor and Master degrees

Additional note:

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Code No. 643

Published on

September 19, 2022

Application deadline

October 03, 2022