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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty IV - Institute of Telecommunication Systems / internet Architecture and Management (INET)

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen -

under the reserve that funds are granted; part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

The Chair "Internet Architecture and Management" aims at the investigation of future communication networks and future applications offered through the next generation mobile networks.

6G is the next generation of mobile networks. They are expected to exhibit even more heterogeneity than its predecessors (5G, 4G etc.) and to likely support applications beyond current mobile use scenarios, such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), ubiquitous instant communications, pervasive intelligence and the Internet of Things.

6G wireless technologies supporting cellular data networks are currently under development and expected to provide an unprecedented performance, by dividing the service area into small geographical cells. Several companies and countries are currently interested in 6G networks. Germany has recently funded several large research hubs to develop 6G solutions.

Our main focus will be on 6G campus networks, and you will

  • develop highly automated solutions for operating 6G networks in a most reliable and efficient manner,
  • devise solutions to optimally exploit a given infrastructure, from the centralized cloud over the virtualized edge cloud to the programmable hardware (programmable switches such as Tofina, SmartNICs, NetFPGAs, etc.),
  • develop methodologies allowing us to automatically place and execute functionality at the most suitable location and device, meeting the application-level performance goal,
  • evaluate your approaches analytically and, in simulations and using prototypes in a realistic experimental setup.
  • Dissemination of research results: describe the results in scientific publications and posters; presentation of research results on international conferences and workshops or presentation to industry partners.
  • PhD thesis preparation is possible.


We are looking for a highly motivated and bright PhD student with a strong expertise and interest in networks (software-defined networks, programmable dataplanes, smartNICs) to contribute toward the foundations of efficient and reliable 6G telecommunication networks.

  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in computer science, computer engineering or a related field
  • Profound conceptual and technical understanding of communication networks including mobile and wireless networks is required.
  • Good knowledge of software-definded networks and programmable data planes is required.
  • Basic knowledge of smartNICs and/or edge clouds are required.
  • Good programming skills are required.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. High ability to express yourself both, orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work in a team of international researchers is required.
  • Experience with programming smartNICs are an advantage.
  • Experience with optimization methods and tools (e.g., linear program solvers such as CPLEX and Gurobi) are desired
  • Basic experience in research methods and academic writing are a plus.
  • Basic German language skills or willingness to learn German are an advantage.

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents as your Curriculum Vitae, your diploma including the performance record and other documents by email to Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid at

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Fakultät IV, Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme, FG Internet Architecture and Management (INET), Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid, Sekr. EN 18, Einsteinufer 17, 10587 Berlin