Fully funded PhD position - Programming Group, Univ. of St.Gallen, Switzerland

by guidosalva, Feb. 5, 2024

The Programming Group at the School of Computer Science, University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, invites applications for an opening as PhD student.

The Programming Group (https://programming-group.com/) is doing research on several topics at the intersection of programming languages and software engineering such as:

- Programming languages for distributed systems (e.g., multitier programming and reactive programming)

- Software quality and testing (e.g., for infrastructure as code)

- Software verification (e.g., for replicated data structures in local-first software)

- AI for software development (e.g., the impact of LLMs on software practice)

We focus on impactful research and regularly publish in top international conferences and journals in Programming Languages and Software Engineering (https://programming-group.com/publications).

Employment: full-time (100%), the position is fully funded.

The position is supervised by Prof. Guido Salvaneschi

Your tasks:

- Develop original research, including new theories and software prototypes to demonstrate the applicability of the achieved results

- Collaborate with colleagues contributing to the research projects currently running in the team

- Publish research results in high-quality scientific conferences/journal

Your profile:

- Master's degree in computer science or a closely related field

- Ability to design and implement software systems of significant complexity

- Solid understanding of fundamental topics in computer science. For example, programming languages, compilers, distributed systems, and theoretical computer science

- Like to read and write technical text in English

We offer a very competitive salary as well as social benefits, generous funding for professional travel and research as well as an attractive work environment both within the research group and in the group network. If you fit the profile, you like challenges, and you are passionate about research, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application with your CV, your academic records, and a motivation letter to:


The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

St.Gallen is a beautiful town in East Switzerland, one hour away from Zurich by train and less than three hours away from Munich, Germany. The University of St.Gallen is committed to the education of over 9800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators, and professional staff.