The Chair of Learning Technical Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a 

research associate (m,f,x) for the period until 31.07.2025 (end of project) with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The group focuses on core AI/ML research, specifically, reinforcement learning and multi-agent systems. Our work is generic and applicable in different domains, with a focus on engineering applications and technical systems, such as the Internet of Things, optimization of communication networks and cloud-edge computing platforms, and robotics.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline: 27.05.2024

Your tasks:

  • Developing AI/ML methods to optimize the 6G communication networks and technologies, especially joint communication and sensing and intelligent reflecting surfaces, with different use cases such as smart hospitals.
  • Publishing the research results in top conferences and journals.
  • Advising B.Sc. or M.Sc. theses on the topics related to this research area.

Your profile:

  • A recent excellent Ph.D. (preferred) or M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (wireless communications, signal processing), computer science (AI/ML), and related fields.
  • The interest, motivation, and patience to work on theoretical problems.
  • A strong publication record in top-ranked journals and conferences.
  • Profound programming skills (at least MATLAB or Python, depending on the academic background).
  • English proficiency, especially in writing.
  • The ambition and motivation to obtain excellent career levels in academia or industry.
  • Hard working, friendly, and team player.

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • A friendly and collegial environment
  • Options for flexible working

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

You can find information about TVL at:

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Setareh Maghsudi, Phone: +49234 32 23988

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3237 until 27/05/2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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