PhD Position in Database Theory at RWTH Aachen University

Applications are invited for a PhD position in database theory at RWTH Aachen University. The successful applicant is expected to carry out research in the project "Quantitative Reasoning About Database Queries" lead jointly by Martin Grohe (RWTH Aachen) and Benny Kimelfeld (Technion).

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in theoretical computer science, especially algorithms, complexity theory and logic, and an interest in applications in database systems and machine learning. All applicants should have an excellent master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline.  Applications should include a detailed CV, a copy of master thesis, a brief statement of research interests, and a list of publications (if applicable). Please also mention names and contact details of one or two references, preferably one from the thesis advisor.

The position is fulltime and can be started as soon as possible for the applicant. The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension of at least two more years.

Please send your application materials per email to Martin Grohe (; the closing date is

       15 September 2019.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Martin Grohe (

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.  We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.  The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

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