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Individual Career Advancement

We provide funding to conduct your research.

Successful applicants are proactive, creative and highly motivated to address complex, interdisciplinary research challenges.

If you are passionate about research, check your opportunities as PhD student or PostDoc:


Are you interested to pursue your PhD research with us?


Are your ready to take your research career to the next level?

About your future workplace

The Software Systems Engineering group (chaired by Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl) is part of paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), in which ten professors and over 100 academic staff members join forces. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with our partners from industry and academia in the context of our European and national research projects.

Our university is one of the strongest young top universities in the world, (ranked 14th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking 2019). It is a member of the university alliance UA-Ruhr, Germany’s largest academic hub and an epicenter of innovation that fosters close interaction between academia and the private sector. This alliance provides students and researchers from around the world with an open gateway to the thriving metropolis Ruhr.