For the Institute of Data Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology for the earliest possible date, we are looking for a:


full time and for a maximum of 1,5 years. The remuneration is in accordance with 13 TV-L.

The position is funded by the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT).

No.: 14624WE19

At the heart of TU Hamburg’s research, teaching and transfer of technology is the guiding principle of developing technology for people. The TU Hamburg sees itself in this context as a family-friendly and sustainable university with high performance and quality standards that strives for excellence in all its research fields. Interdisciplinarity, innovation, regionality and internationality are binding principles in our actions.

With currently around 8.000 students, 110 professors and 1.650 employees, the TU Hamburg is characterised by short decision-making processes and close cooperation between the board, the institutes, the deans of studies, the research areas and the administration. We identify ourselves with a modern leadership culture and cultivate appreciative interaction.


  • Conducting independent and high-quality research in the field of blockchain technologies, e.g., in blockchain interoperability concepts and solutions, lightweight blockchain technologies for the Internet of Things, and software engineering for blockchain-based applications
  • Publishing your research results in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences
  • Collaborating with our industrial partners, with other researchers, and visiting other (national and international) research institutes for academic exchanges


  • a very good Diploma or Master university degree in computer science, informatics, business informatics, or a related discipline is expected
  • Very good programming,  scientific communication and writing skills
  • Experience in distributed systems, blockchain, cryptography, and/or Internet of Things is a plus
  • In-depth interest in scientific problems and the motivation for independent and goal-oriented research
  • The willingness to contribute to an industry-oriented scientific project aiming at fundamental research results


    • The possibility to pursue a PhD
    • The chance to conduct research (theoretical and experimental) within an international team, which is delivering very important contributions to blockchain and Internet of Things research
    • The possibility of presenting your research results at international top conferences
    • The opportunity for stays abroad at international partner universities
    • To become part of a creative team at an aspiring university and in one of the most livable cities of the world
    • A highly competitive salary. The salaries are following the German TV-L 13. An extension of the initial contract is possible.

    For further information please contact Prof. Stefan Schulte (

    We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority incases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

    Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof ofcompleted training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.

    We look forward to receiving your online application by June 27th 2024.

    Notice for graduates of foreign educational qualifications:

    Please submit proof of all obtained university degrees and, if available, the recognition of your educational qualifications in Germany (e.g. anabin excerpts and/or acknowledgement of previous employers).

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