at the University of Bremen funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation

20 Ph.D. positions to be filled as soon as possible – applications are considered until positions are filled. Application deadline: July 31, 2019 (or until a suitable candidate is found).


paid as a stipend of 1500 EUR


The digital revolution has fundamentally impacted all parts of our society. Today, computer technology is deeply interwoven with every part of our lives. The digital revolution affected the economy, politics, social life, private communication, education, and even the way affective bonds between humans are established and maintained. The goal of our graduate school is to research the role of digital media in the digital revolution and to design, develop and evaluate novel user interfaces and artifacts. These can support us in the transition phase, helping to build interactive systems that – in the long run and in a sustainable way – are beneficial for humans in their everyday life in long-term use and in the non-isolated environment of a digital ecosystem where a limited set of users are not confronted with only a single technology for only limited time.


The position offers great opportunities to conduct independent Ph.D.  research   in a vibrant and interdisciplinary environment. Candidates should be kin on  bridging disciplines from digital media, HCI, cognitive systems, robotics and AI. It is a plus if the candidates are familiar  with the challenges of the following three contexts: medical computing, education, and interactive systems, as they are in the scope of the graduate school.


We love to work with students with strong technical skills and backgrounds across disciplines. Candidates should have an excellent Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, or related disciplines such as interaction design, mathematics, physics, etc. Required skills are solid experience in software development, and a very good command of English (reading/writing/speaking). In addition, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, passionate about their work, and have good ability to work both independently as well as in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.


The position is available for a period of three years (under the condition of job release), with the aim to complete the Ph.D. within the 3 years. As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal
aptitudes and qualification, disabled persons will be given priority. Applicants with a migration background are welcome.


Applications should include: cover letter,  complete CV including any   achievements, degree certificates (including list of courses and grades)   names and contact details of at least two referees, a one page description of your past and future research interests and ideas for your PhD within the graduate school and other credentials if any (e.g. recommendation letters, publications, etc.).

Please send your applications by email to Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka via Svenja Voß (svoss(at)