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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Clus­ter of Excel­lence ‘Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den’ (cfaed)

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Fel­low / Post­doc Posi­tion

(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
Rese­arch area: Fault-mode­ling and ana­ly­sis for dyna­mic cross-layer resi­li­ence
cfaed Inves­ti­ga­tors: Prof. Dr. Akash Kumar and Prof. Dr. Thors­ten Strufe
cfaed rese­arch path: Resi­li­ence

Terms: The posi­tion is sub­ject to gran­ted funds, starts as soon as pos­si­ble and is limi­ted to 31.12.2018. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. habi­li­ta­tion the­sis).

Work­ing field:

Today, relia­bi­lity issues alre­ady lead to dimi­nis­hing per­for­mance returns when tran­si­tio­ning to smal­ler CMOS gate lengths. Soon the costs of tra­di­tio­nal resi­li­ence mecha­nisms will can­cel most of the bene­fits gai­ned from tran­si­tio­ning to a new tech­no­logy. In the Excel­lence Clus­ter cfaed rese­ar­chers have joi­ned forces to explore new tech­no­lo­gies for elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing which over­come the limits of today's pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy. The goal of the Resi­li­ence Path is to keep the costs of resi­li­ence as low as pos­si­ble by focu­sing on fle­xi­ble, app­li­ca­tion-spe­ci­fic, adap­tive resi­li­ency mecha­nisms. Relia­ble infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing with unre­lia­ble and adjus­ta­ble com­po­n­ents will be rese­ar­ched, taking into account the pro­jec­ted hete­ro­gen­eity of future sys­tems and the fault cha­rac­te­ris­tics of new mate­ri­als-inspi­red tech­no­lo­gies.


We aim at attract­ing the best tal­ent in the respect­ive research fields and expect the fol­low­ing:
  • an out­stand­ing uni­versity degree (mas­ter's/dip­loma or equi­val­ent) and a com­pleted PhD in com­puter sci­ence, elec­trical engin­eer­ing or a rel­ev­ant area.

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will be required to con­duct research that meets the highest stand­ards of excel­lence. Research exper­i­ence in at least one of the fol­low­ing fields, with know­ledge of oth­ers:
  • reli­ab­il­ity mod­el­ing, fault-tol­er­ance, fault-mod­el­ing and fault-injec­tion, oper­at­ing and runtime sys­tems, formal meth­ods, hard­ware archi­tec­ture (com­pu­ta­tion and stor­age).
  • An inde­pend­ent, tar­get- and solu­tion-driven work atti­tude
  • inter- and mul­tidiscip­lin­ary think­ing
  • strong motiv­a­tion and interest to join one of the most ambi­tious inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research clusters
  • an integ­rat­ive and cooper­at­ive per­son­al­ity with excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion and social skills
  • flu­ency in Eng­lish - writ­ten and oral.

What we of­fer:

You will join a team of enthu­si­a­s­tic sci­en­tists who crea­tively pur­sue their indi­vi­dual rese­arch agenda inspi­red by the clus­ter’s inno­va­tive approach and sup­port. Your post­doc rese­arch will be fos­te­red by the cfaed phi­lo­so­phy to pro­mote young rese­ar­chers which inclu­des: Access to state of the art rese­arch of lea­ding aca­de­mic insti­tu­tes; par­ti­ci­pa­tion in our cfaed career deve­lop­ment pro­gram; pos­si­bi­lity to earn (seed) grants of up to € 10.000; pro­mo­tion of gen­der equa­lity and family-fri­endly work envi­ron­ment.
Infor­mal enqui­ries can be sub­mit­ted to Prof. Dr. Akash Kumar, Tel +49 (351) 463 39274; email:
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.

About cfaed
cfaed is a clus­ter of excel­lence wit­hin the Ger­man Excel­lence Initia­tive. As a cen­tral sci­en­ti­fic unit of TU Dres­den, it brings toge­ther 300 rese­ar­chers from the uni­ver­sity and 10 other rese­arch insti­tu­tes in the areas of Electri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Phy­sics, Che­mis­try, Bio­logy,
and Mathe­ma­tics. cfaed addres­ses the advan­ce­ment of elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing sys­tems through explo­ring new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the limits of today’s pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy. For more infor­ma­tion please see

About TU Dres­den
The TU Dres­den is among the top uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many and Europe and one of the ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an ‘elite uni­ver­sity’ in June 2012. As a modern full-sta­tus uni­ver­sity with 14 depart­ments it offers a wide aca­de­mic range making it one of a very few in Ger­many.

How to ap­ply:

Your app­li­ca­tion (in Eng­lish only) should include: moti­va­tion let­ter, CV, copy of degree and PhD cer­ti­fi­cate, tran­script of gra­des (i.e. the offi­cial list of cour­se­work inclu­ding your gra­des) and proof of Eng­lish lan­guage skills.
Com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons should be sub­mit­ted pre­fe­r­a­bly by e-mail as a sin­gle PDF-docu­ment quo­ting the refe­rence num­ber PD1611_Z-PD in the sub­ject hea­der to (Please note: We are cur­rently not able to receive elec­tro­ni­cally signed and encryp­ted data.) or alter­na­tively by post to: TU Dres­den, cfaed, Frau Dr. P. Grün­berg, 01062 Dres­den, Ger­many. The clo­sing date for app­li­ca­ti­ons is 31.01.2017 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies). Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.