Research Collaborator


We have research collaborator (PhD or postdoc level) positions available.

The successful candidate shall join the research team of CAIRO under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Magda Gregorová (the PhD shall be co-supervised by another university professor, tbd based on the research topic) and benefit from research collaboration opportunities within the CAIRO center as well as with other research centers in the Institut Digital Engineering (IDEE) of FHWS. Preferred research topics include (but are not limited to) generative models (VAE, INN, diffusion, etc.) for density estimation and representation learning for downstream tasks (such as inverse problems, uncertainty calibration, learned compression, etc.), and few shot learning with possible robotic, medical or industrial monitoring applications.

The positions are German TVL13 based in Würzburg, Germany (in the northwest of Bavaria). Starting time as soon as possible.

We seek strongly motivated self-driven candidates wishing to develop their research competences (ample training opportunities), and dedicate to delivering solid research results. The PhD candidates shall have strong background in math, probability and programming plus solid understanding of fundamental ML/DL principles. They shall hold a MSc degree (or be close to obtaining one) in a related technical field. The postdoc candidate shall have relevant publication record and be able to outline and develop independent research in ML/DL. Excellent level of spoken and written English is a must.

Interested candidates shall sent to magda.gregorova[at]fhws.de:

  1. Academic CV (including list of publications)
  2. Academic transcript (BSc, MSc) - for non-EU degrees please check if your degree is recognized in Germany (anabin.kmk.org)
  3. Motivation letter (500words)
  4. Research proposal (500words)
  5. Contact details of 2 referees (no need for reference letters)

Deadline for applications 30.9.2022.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact magda.gregorova[at]fhws.de directly.


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About CAIRO:
Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics is a new research center established at the FHWS under the Hightech Agenda Bayern. The objective of the Center is to take up current topics in artificial intelligence and research them for the sake of society while facilitating effective knowledge transfer to the practical domain within various industry sectors. The focus is also on a more holistic understanding of AI – as opposed to isolated individual scenarios, which is the typical practice today. Ethical and legal aspects of AI will play an important role.

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About Würzburg:
The city of Würzburg is located in Lower Franconia in the northwest of Bavaria and is well-known for its exquisite wines. With 130,000 inhabitants, Würzburg is not the largest city in Bavaria, but it sure has a lot to offer! In addition to flourishing culture and entertainment, Würzburg is characterised by its vineyards, the central Ringpark and the riverbank of the Main. The river extends several kilometres through the city and invites you to relax on the banks with its numerous trees and meadows.