Job: PostDoc position at the DAI-Labor of the Technische Universität Berlin

PostDoc position at the DAI-Labor of the Technische Universität Berlin
Reference number FO-290

At the Technische Universität Berlin, the DAI-Labor ( and the chair “Agent Technologies in Business Applications and Telecommunications” under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Sahin Albayrak focuses on research and development with the goal of developing technologies for the next generation of services and distributed systems. These “Smart Services and Smart Systems” provide a number of novel features that allows them to act autonomously and intelligently. Research in the DAI-Labor is being conducted within six different Competence Centers ( With this theoretical grounding the DAI-Labor applies the technologies in different application areas for the development and evaluation of Smart Services. State-of-the-art testbeds allow validating and demonstrating these services in realistic scenarios. Close cooperation with industry partners ensures an approach that is both practical and solution oriented. All of this allows the DAI-Labor to develop technologies within a university environment that meets even the highest industry standards. The Competence Center “Next Generation Services” ( is conducting research in the area of smart (home) environments and future interactive systems. With a focus on model-based approaches, new tools and development methodologies are developed and evaluated. Main topics are multimodal and context-sensitive interaction with adaptive systems, user and context modeling and evaluation, user interface distribution, collaborative multi-user interaction, and semantic service interconnection as well as assistive technologies for ambient assisted living and health support. Ambient Assisted Living, energy management and mobile services are the core application domains in this area. The group works in close collaboration with the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin and other companies with the goal to become one of the leading research groups in the area of Smart Environments and Ubiquitous Computing.

The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the competence center, including leading a team of students and PhD candidates, managing projects, writing project proposals as well as communicating with national and international partners.

Your profile:

  • a PhD in computer science or a related discipline
  • experience in human-computer interaction, interactive systems development and smart environments
  • knowledge in the field of model-based development and model-driven engineering would be appreciated
  • motivation, be used to take the initiative, and be a team player
  • experience with project acquisitions
  • good management skills
  • excellent spoken and written English, German is a definite plus

We offer:

  • exciting topics and a vibrant environment
  • excellent state-of-the-art infrastructure with access to new and emerging technologies
  • close collaboration with university and large industries
  • a 2+3 year contract (BAT IIa or BAT Ib, depending on qualification)

For further information regarding this position and our institute, please see our website, or contact Marco Blumendorf at

Applications should be send to no later than 17.6.2010 with reference number FO-290 and should include:

1) A short CV, including a short biography
2) A list of publications, copies of relevant publications are appreciated
3) An English abstract of and a reference to your PhD Thesis
4) A research statement

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