Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization (IPD), Chair Prof. Böhm

PhD Positions in Data Science with Future Energy Systems as Use Case

The design of future energy systems which can cope with fluctuating supply and flexible demand is an important concern of our society. As a PhD student in informatics/data science, would you like to have the opportunity to not only have results that advance the state-of-the-art in your field and have good publications at selective venues, but also to seriously engage in interactions with colleagues from engineering, economics/business and law, to ensure that your results really give way to better energy systems?

If so, please read on: The German National Research Foundation (DFG) funds the research-training group 'Energy Status Data – Informatics Methods for its Collection, Analysis, and Exploitation' at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We now seek to fill several vacancies for PhD students as soon as possible. Important prerequisites are interest in scientific work and a Master or Diploma degree in computer science/informatics or in a related discipline, e.g., mathematics, physics, or business informatics. Successful candidates should demonstrate academic excellence and rigor as well as curiosity. See for more information on the research envisioned and the program. Please email your application to Prof. Klemens Böhm (, who also is available for questions.

We offer:

  • a lot of free space for scientific development,
  • excellent personal guidance and support,
  • fascinating research topics with a lot of societal relevance,
  • an open-minded and highly collaborative research environment
  • an international, interdisciplinary research surrounding with numerous occasions for cooperation,
  • opportunities for personal growth and further training leveraging the rich infrastructure at KIT, an institution that is both a university and a large-scale research facility,
  • an excellent living environment in an attractive, vibrant city in one of the most beautiful regions in Germany,
  • a salary that covers the living expenses in Germany well, together with free university registration.

Both DFG and KIT are pursuing a gender equality policy. We would therefore particularly encourage qualified women to apply. If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public corporation pursuing the tasks of a State University of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association. The KIT mission combines the three strategic lines of activity of research, higher education, and innovation.