The Institute of Data Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology is looking for a:

Researcher / PhD Student (m/f/d)

The position is funded by the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT) The position is initially offered for a duration of 21 months. An extension of the contract for another 36 months is possible and foreseen after a positive intermediary evaluation of CDL-BOT. The remuneration if in accordance with TV-L 13.

Your Tasks:
* Research in blockchain interoperability concepts and solutions, e.g., token transfer, data access, and smart contracts
* Research in lightweight blockchain technologies for the Internet of Things
* Realization of according prototypes

Your Profile: 
* Master or Diploma in computer science, informatics, business informatics, mathematics or a related discipline
* 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
* Very good programming skills
* Very good knowledge in English communication and writing

Our offer:
* The possibility to pursue a PhD
* The chance to conduct research (theoretical and experimental) within a young and international team, which is delivering very important contributions to blockchain and Internet of Things research
* 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 further information please contact Prof. Stefan Schulte ( and see

Please provide your complete application pack - including a motivation letter, a current CV, academic transcripts and certificates, and a digital copy of your latest thesis - via the online application system. The preferred starting date is November 2021, but a later start is also possible.

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

We look forward to receiving your online application at by 25.10.2021.