Open Positions

POWVER anounces several open positions at Saarland University, Saarbrücken.

As part of the ERC Advanced Investigators Grant awarded to Prof. Holger Hermanns, the five-year project POWVER seeks excellent applicants for Postdoc positions and expert engineer positions.

Embedded software innovations boost our society. But at the same time, proprietary embedded software locks us out of the products we own. A modern electronic device can only be controlled and maintained to the extent enabled by the proprietary embedded software running the device.

POWVER addresses this problem as its central concern. It will break open the (by now) traditional embedded software development process, so as to empower device users to gain back control over their devices. To make this possible, POWVER provides them with quantitative verification technology for system level correctness, safety, dependability and performability of open embedded software. In this endeavour, it focusses on embedded software for electric power management, because electric power is vital for mobile devices and their longevity. The spearhead application focus will be on electrified cycling, set up as a blueprint for other battery-powered appliances.

To arrive at these objectives, we look for excellent

  • Postdocs, and
  • expert engineers

with a solid background

  • in software verification and quality assurance,
  • in quantitative formal methods,
  • in embedded software design,
  • in systems engineering of electronic appliances, or
  • in development or project management related to light electric vehicles.

The POWVER project is carried out at the Chair for Dependable Systems and Software in the Department of Computer Science of Saarland University, in Saarbrücken, Germany, on Saarland Informatics Campus, where the department joins forces with the Max-Planck-Institutes for Informatics and for Software Systems, the German Excellence Cluster “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI, the Intel Visual Computing Institute and several other research institutes, all in all with some 500 researchers, and spanned by the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science. Thus, successful applicants will get the possibility to work in a highly creative international environment and to conduct very competitive research on a global scale.

PostDoc positions

Successful applicants hold a PhD degree with a top performance and have a proven track record in conducting original competitive scientific research and publishing the results in reputable conferences and scientific journals. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in embedded software for electric vehicles, automotive embedded software, embedded battery management, or electric motor control. Maturity, self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player in local and international research teams are expected.

Besides a strong theoretical background, interest and experience with  software development, for example verification/analysis tool prototypes, is very welcome. Good English language skills are mandatory. The positions are offered for a default period of three years, starting as soon as possible. A competitive salary and social benefits will be offered.

Expert Engineer positions

Successful applicants hold an academic degree in a field that is closely related to computer science or systems engineering and should have a proven track-record in industrial application areas such as embedded software for electric vehicles, automotive embedded software, embedded battery management, or electric motor control. Candidates with management experiences in projects related to electrified cycling or bike component development are especially encouraged to apply. Self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player in local and international research teams are expected. Good English language skills are mandatory. The positions are offered for a default period of three years, starting as soon as possible. A competitive salary and social benefits will be offered.

Candidates interested in any of these positions are asked to send further enquiries together with a short statement of research interests and a short CV to the POWVER principal investigator Holger Hermanns (powver@uni-saarland.de).

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the university actively encourages applications from women.

Among persons with equal qualification, preference will be given to people with physical disabilities.

 

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