Postdoctoral researchers have the opportunity to work with CISPA faculty on existing lines of research, as well as develop their own research agenda under CISPA faculty supervision. Former postdoctoral researchers have moved on to take permanent position at top universities and research laboratories worldwide, including Carnegy Mellon, Microsoft Research, IMDEA and INRIA.
In accordance with the Equal Opportunity Plan, the institute aims at increasing the number of women in Computer Science, and explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority.
Qualified candidates who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in a research area covered by CISPA faculty may apply at any time. We will accept applications throughout the year for exceptionally strong candidates. Admitted applicants will have an opportunity to visit the center and its partner institutions and interact with faculty and students before making their decision.
Admission to the graduate programs of Saarland University and the Max Planck Institutes is highly competitive. A successful Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree from a top-tier, research-oriented institution of higher education is required. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record (at or near the top of their class), proficiency in spoken and written English, and strong letters of recommendation from their academic advisors.
CISPA maintains an open, international and diverse work environment and seeks applications from outstanding students regardless of their national origin or citizenship. The working language is English. The center is committed to increasing the representation of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities in Computer Science.
Admitted students are advised by CISPA faculty and conduct their research at the respective CISPA partner institute.
Admitted students either are paid employees of Saarland University or receive a scholarship from the Graduate Schools to cover fees, living expenses and health insurance. Additional financial support is provided for students with dependent children. Successful applicants from non-EU countries may be sponsored for a student visa.