PhD positions in Formal Verification / Software Engineering

The Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages (ISP), University of Lübeck, is currently looking for talented PhD students with a particular focus on Formal Verification/Software Engineering in the context of two research projects with industrial partners.

Research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Research on Formal Methods with application to Software Engineering (e.g. Software Architecture, Verification, Web applications).
  • Specification languages for verification properties, their expressiveness and visualization.
  • Guided runtime verification: combine testing and runtime verification.

The PhD students are expected to spend part of their time working with the non-academic project partners and develop an industrially employed web-based softwaresystem with monitoring and verification features.

Applicants are expected to have:

  • Master degree in Computer science
  • good computing background
  • Strong background in formal methods, especially (runtime) verification, model checking, testing
  • Strong background in practical software engineering areas: software architecture, web-based systems, software development, project management
  • Strong interest in research
  • Proficiency in English and good communication skills

The PhD positions are contract appointments starting with three years, renewable depending on performance. Salary will be according to E-13 TV-L West tariff category (full time basis).

The deadline for applications is 30.08.2017, but later applications can be considered. Please submit your application via Email to leucker [at]
Applications must include a full CV, a convincing motivation letter, list of your grades and copy of your Master's thesis (if already available).

If you have questions about the project, required background, the position itself or application process please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Leucker (ISP): leucker [at] isp.uni-">leucker [at]