Postdoc Formal Verification / Software Engineering at University of Luebeck

by Martin Leucker, July 20, 2017

The Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages (ISP), University of Lübeck, is currently looking for two postdoc positions in the area of Formal Verification/Software Engineering in the context of two research projects with industrial partners.

Research topics include, but are not limited to:
- Research on Formal Methods with application to Software Engineering (e.g. Software
Architecture, Verification, Web applications).
- Specification languages for verification properties, their expressiveness and visualization.
- Guided runtime verification: combine testing and runtime verification.

Successful applicants will work on a project in which they will develop an industrially employed web-based software system with monitoring and verification features.


Applicants are expected to have:

-    (or expect shortly to obtain) PhD in Computer science
-    good computing background
-    Strong background in formal methods, especially (runtime) verification,
       model checking, testing
-    Strong background in practical software engineering areas: software
       architecture, web-based systems, software development, project management
-    Strong interest in research
-    Proficiency in English and good communication skills
-    Publications in international conferences or journals


The postdoctoral positions are contract appointments starting with two years, renewable depending on performance. Salary will be according to E-13 TV-L West tariff category.

The deadline for applications is 30.08.2017, but later applications can be considered. Please submit your application via Email to
Applications must include a full CV, publication list and a half-page research statement indicating what are the most interesting research issues relating to the post above and why your expertise is relevant.

If you have questions about the project, required background, the position itself or application process please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Leucker (ISP):


University of Lübeck is a research university in Northern Germany. In the 2009 CHE evaluation, the university was ranked No. 1 in medicine and No. 2 in Computer Science and Molecular Life Science among all universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is also ranked among the top five universities in Germany in the competition on Exchanges between Universities and Corporations. It hosts a DFG Cluster of Excellence and a DFG Graduate School. In the field of computer science, Prof. Martin Leucker is director of University of Lübeck Institute for Software Engineering and Programming Languages and co-chair of the Competence Center Software Systems Engineering. For further information and related projects see: