PhD Student – Scientific Employee (m/f/d) in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

The Multimodal Intelligent Interaction group at the University of Bamberg aims to fill, at the next possible date, a position as

PhD Student – Scientific Employee (m/f/d)
in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

(Full-time, salary according to E13 TV-L)

initially limited to 3 years with the option of extension and the goal of a doctoral degree.

The University of Bamberg has a strong focus on artificial intelligence with nine core AI professorships, including initiatives such as the Bamberg Center for Artificial Intelligence (BaCAI). Numerous other AI-related professorships are connected via the Hightech Agenda Bayern, with a total of 30 professorships in the field of computer science.

The Multimodal Intelligent Interaction group performs research in the field of intelligent cyber-physical systems and human-robot interaction. The focus is on autonomous solving of complex tasks by robots and natural interaction between humans and robots in the context of joint action scenarios. Application areas include the intuitive instruction of robot systems for small batch sizes, service robots, smart factories and socio-technical assistance systems.

Emphasis is on cognitive systems with a combination of symbolic and sub-symbolic approaches in hybrid AI approaches, machine learning methods, knowledge representation, integrated task and motion planning, multimodal interaction and advanced systems engineering.

Your Role:

  • Research at the intersection of robotics and AI with focus on hybrid AI approaches in the context of cobots and human-robot interaction
  • Independent scientific work on a research topic
  • Participation in research and teaching at the chair
  • Presentation of research results at international conferences and publication in internationally recognized journals
  • Participation in teaching courses and supervision of seminar papers and theses

Your Profile:

  • Good completed university degree (Master or equivalent) in computer science, electrical engineering, or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in robotics, AI, machine learning, computer vision, control, or related areas
  • Very good programming skills and experience in programming distributed robot systems, e.g., C++, Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Strong ability to work analytically, conceptually and independently as well as good communication and teamwork skills
  • The ability to teach in German and in English is required

General Information:

The University of Bamberg aims to increase the ratio of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Applicants with disabilities will have preference at otherwise equal qualifications.

The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university. It focuses on the compatibility of family and career. The city of Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, according to surveys, one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in Germany.


Please send your complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV, academic certificates, transcript of records) via e-mail in the form of a single PDF file (max. 6 MB), stating your earliest possible starting date and the reference number "MII-202407-AI", to the following address: jobs.mii(at)

In case of further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Rickert.

Application Deadline:16 August 2024


University of Bamberg
Multimodal Intelligent Interaction
Gutenbergstr. 13
96045 Bamberg
E-Mail: office.mii(at)