x10 scholarships: Fully-Funded PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Germany

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Do you want to help to shape the future of AI? The Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Embedded Composite Artificial Intelligence (SECAI) in cooperation with Universität Leipzig offers ten positions as Research Associate / PhD student!

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers, develop your own research profile, and benefit from SECAI’s international network.

The Zuse Schools are financed with funds from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and focus on different aspects of AI research, providing excellent research-based education with mentors from academia and industry. For SECAI, the concept is forwarded by the host universities TU Dresden and Leipzig University.

Topics and Work Location: Researchers of several disciplines are collaborating in SECAI on advancing AI. The spectrum of available topics ranges from core areas of computer science and electronics over medical applications to societal aspects of AI. SECAI’s main research focus areas are:

  • Composite AI: How can machine learning and symbolic AI methods be combined?
  • AI Compute Paradigms: How will future AI hardware look and how will it be used?
  • Intelligent Medical Devices: How can AI advance cybermedical systems?
  • AI Methods for Health: How can AI methods support therapy and diagnostics?
  • Societal Framework of AI: How can AI become trustworthy and free of legal risks?

Requirements: very good research-oriented university degree in a discipline that is relevant to SECAI’s research fields (e.g., computer science, mathematics, electronics, medical devices, bioinformatics, or law); fluency in English.

Creativity, taking pleasure in research, and a sense for research quality and ethical behavior in research are an advantage. Please specify for which of the topics found at https://secai.org/topics/ you would like to apply.

Opportunities: SECAI offers a first-class environment for advancing your career. You can work with internationally renowned researchers and benefit from the school’s strong networks in industry and research.

The graduation of highly qualified researchers is a central project goal in SECAI and doctoral students receive strong support for their professional and personal development.

The location of work (Dresden or Leipzig) depends on the topic assigned for each position. Information about the available topics and supervisors can be found at https://secai.org/topics/

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by May 31, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] 

Or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Informatik, Institut für Theoretische Informatik, Professur für Wissensbasierte Systeme, Herrn Prof. Dr. Markus Krötzsch, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews can be reimbursed upon prior invitation.


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