The University of Technology Nuremberg

Opportunity for doctoral research at UTN

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The University of Technology Nuremberg (UTN) offers a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment with access to cutting-edge resources. It is the ideal place to make groundbreaking discoveries and contribute to exciting fields of research.

The Department of Engineering at UTN is currently offering openings for two fully funded doctoral research opportunities (100% position – TV-L E13) in the Machine Learning lab headed by Prof. Dr. Josif Grabocka.

We are seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to join our dynamic and international research team and contribute to cutting-edge research in machine learning. You will also assist Prof. Dr. Josif Grabocka in terms of teaching support and other administrational tasks. 

Position Requirements:

  • A M.Sc. degree in Mathematics or Computer Science with top grades
  • Advanced knowledge of Math, Probability, Statistics and Linear Algebra
  • A M.Sc. thesis with a deep focus on Machine Learning, which goes beyond simply applying ML to a specific application
  • Very good knowledge of PyTorch and training large-scale Deep Learning models

How do I know if my level of Machine Learning knowledge is sufficient?
If you know well and comfortably understand most chapters of the following book, then your ML level is sufficient. (

If your profile matches the requirements, please send the following documents as a zip file “” with the subject "Application – Ph.D.".

  • a personal statement that explains why you want to pursue a doctorate at UTN as well as which research area and department interests you and why
  • a copy of your identity card or passport
  • a complete, chronical, tabular curriculum vitae (CV) in English
  • certificates of your university degrees (M.Sc. degree and B.Sc.) or other equivalent qualification
  • transcript of records, diploma supplements, or overview of courses from your university degrees (M.Sc. degree and B.Sc.)
  • your M.Sc. thesis
  • A link to your GitHub projects
  • [Optional] Any prior publications

To apply for admission to doctoral research, please send your application to

For more information on the application process and admission requirements see For more information on the TV-L E13 payscale see

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview and an opportunity to present your research work.
For any inquiries, please contact:

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Opportunity for doctoral research at UTN
Ulmenstraße 52i Nuremberg, Germany
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In 2017, the Bavarian Government decided to set up a new university in Nuremberg for up to 6,000 new places of study.

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