Post-Doc Position with Andreas Zeller at Saarland University

[Update 20-01-2014: The position is no longer available.  Thank you!  -- Andreas Zeller]

At the Software Engineering Chair at Saarland University (Andreas Zeller), we have a post-doc position available for initially two years, starting March 1, 2014 or later.  We are looking for applicants in all areas of Software Engineering, with a special focus on experience in
  • Program analysis and testing
  • Specification and specification mining
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Security and privacy
Our group currently consists of one professor, two post-docs, and ten PhD students, all working on how to increase programmer productivity and program quality. We have a record of substantial impact at international venues, are well funded, and are fun to work with. We cooperate with researchers around the world, including companies like Google, Microsoft, or SAP. Our students are constantly looking for research challenges in their BSc and MSc theses.

Saarbrücken is one of Europe's leading places in computer science research. It features Computer Science at Saarland University, two Max-Planck-Institutes for Informatics and Software Systems, the German Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Intel Visual Computing Institute, an Excellence Cluster in Multimodal Computing and Interaction, as well as the Saarbrücken Graduate School for Computer Science totaling more than 400 researchers. There are ample opportunities for local cooperation beyond the chair.

English is the working and teaching language all over computer science. Germans generally have reasonable command of English; and in day-to-day life, you can easily get along with English as your only language. (You may wish to learn the German food names, though, to avoid surprises.)

Mandatory conditions of employment are:
  • PhD in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Fluency in English
Full-time positions are divisible in principle (§ 7 Abs. 1 TzBfG).

Salary will be paid according to German TV-L.

The university aims to increase the number of women in this field. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

Severely handicapped persons are preferentially employed in case of similar qualification.

The position is available as of March 1, 2014. You should apply before December 22, 2013, although later applications may also be considered.

Please send a detailed CV, including two referees, as a PDF document to:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Zeller
Saarland University – Computer Science
Tel.: +49 681 302-70970

Applications have to include reference no. W793.