PhD Position (m/f/d), Institute of Computer Science

At the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Augsburg, the Quantum Algorithms group (Prof. Dr. Kottmann) has a vacancy for a

PhD Position (m/f/d)
(E13 TV-L, 100%)

in the scope of the regular working hours in an employment relationship initially limited to one year starting as soon as possible. Further employment for three additional years is intended. This position can be varied as part-time employment, provided job sharing ensures the full-time performance of the tasks.

Quantum computing lies in the intersection between computer science and physics with a variety of applications, such as in chemistry and material science. The research group in quantum algorithms is focusing on hybrid algorithmic procedures. One example is the separation of physically motivated eigenvalue problems into one- and many-body components that can be tackled on classical and quantum hardware. In this context the group also develops automatized software solutions and abstraction concepts.

We offer:

  • Participation in international research projects
  • The opportunity to obtain a PhD in computer science — the first year of the contract will be devoted to find a suitable topic taylored to your individual interests and skills
  • Opportunities to publish in well-respected international research journals
  • Opportunities to participate in international conferences

Your profile:

  • Completed Master’s degree in computer science or a related subject (physics, mathematics, or other degrees in science with suitable focus - like theoretical chemistry). Required qualifications must be demonstrated with the application materials.
  • Active contribution to the teaching duties of the group (5 course hours)
  • Basic programming skills (e.g. python , c++, julia) or the commitment to develop them
  • Interest in clear and structured presentation of scientific results

The University of Augsburg promotes the professional equality of women. Female candidates are explicitly invited to submit their application. The University of Augsburg stands up for compatibility of family and professional life. For more information, please contact the women’s representative office. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Please send your application no later than March 31st 2023 via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Jakob Kottmann (

Please use the subject “Application QA2023” and attach a short motivation letter, scientific cv as well as diplomas (Bachelor/Master) preferably in a single PDF file. We are happy to receive additional documents highlighting your scientific style (e.g. in the form of a Master thesis). Questions of any sorts can be addressed to Prof. Kottmann directly via e-mail.

Please note that the authoritative version of this advertisement is the German one, which can be found at the website: