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The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest universities in Germany, and thinks in terms of possibilities, not limitations. UDE ranks 13th in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the world’s 150 best universities that were found-ed in the past 50 years. paluno, the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, was founded in 2010. Paluno conducts application-oriented research in close cooperation with prominent partners from industry and research. paluno’s research areas include adaptive systems, mobile computing, cloud services, cyber-physical systems and software product lines. paluno is actively involved in key European initiatives and research projects. Among others, paluno is partner of the European Technology Platform on Software, Services and Cloud (NESSI), and founding full member of the European Big Data Value Association (BDVA). paluno offers researchers a stimulating, international environment. Our offices are located in the city of Essen, the centre of a multi-cultural metropolitan area.

Ph.D. Process and Quality Gates

All information about the Ph.D. Process can be found in our Ph.D. Flyer.


To support our research activities in the area of “Adaptive Privacy Protection for Cloud Computing”, we are looking for a PhD candidate/associate researcher (salary classification TV-L 13). As part of our competent and motivated team, you will work in a fascinating, national and international research environment. You will prototypically implement and implement your research results in close cooperation with our industrial partners. Your tasks include, among others, participating in European and national research projects, publishing and disseminating research results at internationally renowned scientific conferences and journals, as well as supporting teaching activities. The position also provides the opportunity to pursue further academic qualification (i.e., to earn a PhD degree).

Detailed information can be found in the full job advert.