Open PhD and PostDoc positions

by Martin Leucker, Dec. 7, 2021

The Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages (ISP), University of Lübeck, is currently looking for talented PhD students and PostDocs with a particular focus on Software Engineering in the context of several research projects with industrial partners.

The Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages (ISP), University of Lübeck, is currently looking for talented PhD students and PostDocs with a particular focus on Software Engineering in the context of several research projects with industrial partners. 

The current projects comprise:


Food quality monitoring in supply chain using biosensors and AI.
The project aims to use AI together with fluorescence spectroscopy to provide the necessary framework for monitoringfood quality. We suppose to use distributed ledgers to provide a tamperproof database so the consumer can be certain about the data related to the product.  

MASIRI - Multi-Agent-Simulation of Intelligent Resource Regulation in Integrated Energy and Mobility

The project explores the influence of Human Behavior on Mobility and Energy Use. It aims to research human behavior and physical components to process this knowledge in form of a multi-agent simulation, to ensure an intelligentresource allocation. 

MCEA - Medical Cause and Effects Analysis

This project focuses on the research on medical expert systems. It aims to include multi-disciplinary knowledge into expert system and extend it through machine learning algorithms. It aims for the combination of symbolic and sub-symbolic AI.


This project aims to establish an AI ecosystem, in particular based on clinical use cases. We build up an efficient HPCinfrastructure, integrating it in the complex software platform for development of AI-based systems. Further on we plan to establish a physical lab to demonstrate and research on such topics as Deployment of AI-based systems, Digital Twin, 5G technologies, autonomous systems. Several positions are available in this context. 


The PhD students or PostDocs are expected to drive the corresponding research projects according to scientific standards. Publications on the corresponding research topics are expected.

Applicants are expected to have:

  • Master degree / PhD in Computer science
  • good computing background
  • Background in formal methods is a plus
  • Strong background in practical software engineering areas: software architecture, web-based systems, software development, project management
  • Strong interest in research
  • Proven writing skills through published scientific articles or proposal applications
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn new concepts and technical skills rapidly
  • Excellent knowledge of English is a prerequisite. Mastering German is a plus.


The PhD / PostDoc positions are contract appointments starting with two years, renewable depending on performance. Salary will be according to E-13 TV-L West tariff category (full time basis).


The applications are screened continuously, a first deadline for applications is 24th of December 2021, but later applications may be considered. 

Please submit your application via E-mail to [email protected]

Applications must include a full CV, a motivation letter stating the project you are interested in and your competences, list of your grades and copy of your Master/PhD thesis.  


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


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 SoftwareEngineering and Programming Languages and the CEO of the UniTransferKlinik Lübeck GmbH, a technology transfer company owned by several academic and industrial partners. 

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| Martin Leucker                                                       |
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| University of Luebeck                                                |
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