The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT) offers Postdoc and PhD positions at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). 

The selected researchers will work at the newly established Institute of Data Engineering at TUHH under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Schulte. The main goal of these positions is to research and develop the next generation of blockchain interoperability concepts and solutions, e.g., in the areas of token transfer, data access, and smart contracts. The research aims at providing fundamental research results in the area of blockchain interoperability, which can also be applied in practical settings.

The positions are employed full-time by TU Hamburg, with an initial term of one year. An extension of the contracts to four years is foreseen. 

For the PhD student position, a very good Diploma or Master university degree in computer science, informatics, business informatics, mathematics, or a related discipline is expected. For the Postdoc position, a very good to excellent PhD in computer science, informatics, business informatics, or a related discipline is expected.

###We offer###
* The chance to pursue your research (theoretical and experimental) within a young and international team, which is delivering very important contributions to blockchain and Internet of Things research. 
* Continuing personal and professional education.
* The possibility to present 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. Entry level salaries as a PhD student are at a minimum of 4050 € per month (gross; 12 times per year), for a Postdoc at a minimum of 4600 € per month (gross; 12 times per year; depending on the previous experience). The salaries are following the German TV-L 13 scheme

###We expect###
* In-depth interest in scientific problems and the motivation for independent and goal-oriented research.
* The ability to develop methods, concepts, and models, as well as their realization and evaluation and the willingness to contribute to scientific projects.
* The willingness to contribute to an industry-oriented scientific project aiming at fundamental research results.
* Very good programming skills.
* Very good knowledge about and passion for distributed systems.
* Knowledge in blockchain technology or cryptography is a plus.
* Very good scientific communication and writing skills.
* Very good knowledge in English communication and writing.

Please direct your complete application pack - including a motivation letter, a current CV, academic transcripts and certificates, and a digital copy of your latest thesis (either Master or PhD) - to Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged. The preferred starting date is October 2021, but a later start is also possible.

Deadline for applications: August 15th, 2021. For further information please contact Prof. Stefan Schulte ( and see