Research Associate for Autonomous and networked vehicles
RWTH Aachen University, Chair Computer Science 11 - Embedded Software

Research Associate
Autonomous and networked vehicles

Dr.-Ing. Bassam Alrifaee


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Computer Science 11 - Embedded Software


Our profile
The Chair Computer Science 11 - Embedded Software conducts research under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kowalewski on design and analysis methods for software-controlled technical systems, in particular in safety-critical applications in the fields of automotive / mobility, industrial automation and medical technology. Our methodological priorities are model-based development, verification and testing procedures as well as real-time capable control platforms. In addition to publicly funded basic projects, contract research with industrial companies forms a major part of our work. The approximately 20 scientific employees of the department have degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, automation technology and mechanical engineering.


your profile
You should have completed a university degree (Master or equivalent), computer science or a comparable subject with above-average success. Advantages are knowledge in the field of autonomous and networked vehicles. You should also enjoy working independently in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.


Your tasks
As part of the BMBF-funded research project UNICARagil (, the leading German universities in the automotive sector have teamed up with selected researchers from industry to revolutionize the vehicle and its development processes. The project will use the latest results from research on electromobility, as well as automated and connected driving, to develop autonomous electric vehicles for a variety of future application scenarios. You will participate in the design and implementation of the embedded software in this research project.

You will work for us in the group "Cyber-physical Mobility", which researches in the interdisciplinary intersection of software engineering, control engineering, optimization and communication technology and deals with autonomous and networked vehicles in their applications.
In addition to our research activities, we expect you to cooperate in the teaching and self-organization of the chair as usual.


our range
Recruitment is in the employment relationship.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and initially limited to 2 years. An extension of another 3 years is planned.
This is a full time position.
There is a doctoral option.
The position is rated with EG 13 TV-L.


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Number: 28568
time: 31/10/2019
post: Computer Science 11 - Embedded Software, RWTH Aachen University
Dr.-Ing. Bassam Alrifaee
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen
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