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The Research Training Group (RTG) “Integrity and Collaboration in Dynamic Sensor Networks (i.c.sens)” invites applications for 9 positions of

Doctoral Researchers (m/f/d) Navigation, Robotics, Computer Vision, Geoinformatics (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %)

starting December 1, 2019. The positions are limited to 3 years.

The Research Training Group is dedicated to investigating techniques that can ensure the error-free operation of technology in the context of the ever-increasing interactions between humans and robots. Many tasks are better solved in collaboration of such systems rather than by each system separately. In the future, collaborative sensor networks that can guarantee integrity will be core components of automated or autonomous vehicles, but also of systems in the context of the fourth industrial revolution (“Industry 4.0”), in the construction industry and in service robotics. In particular, such groups of mobile and communicating sensors have to guarantee the integrity of their navigational information in order not to endanger their environment. A unique combination of experts at Leibniz Universität provides ideal conditions for the solution of the research problems to be tackled in the context of the RTG. PhD candidates will work on the methodological basis as well as on the implementation of concepts for integrity and collaboration for dynamic sensor networks in connection with digital maps

We offer an attractive position in an interdisciplinary team working in a highly relevant topical field of research, which provides excellent opportunities for further professional qualification. The structured supervision program is designed to allow for a graduation within three years.

Employment conditions

To qualify for the position, applicants should hold a M.Sc. degree in geodesy and geoinformatics, information technology, computer science, applied mathematics, aerospace engineering, robotics, or a related discipline. Furthermore, the ability for interdisciplinary and independent work as well as a very good command of the English language and a passion for learning German are required. Additional specific requirements are related to the topics of the individual PhD-projects.

Part-time employment can be arranged on request.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to promote women and men. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

Application procedure

Applications have to include a CV, the full academic record (certificates, transcript of record of B.Sc. and M.Sc. or equivalent in English or German language), as well as a research statement (one page) indicating your specific interest in one of the 9 research topics of the RTG, highlighting your personal interest and strengths for a specific PhD topic, as well as initial research ideas concerning this topic.


Please send your application in German or English language in electronic form (PDF) until June 11th, 2019 to:



Project 1:  Bounding and propagating observation uncertainty with interval mathematics

Project 2:   Validation and quality assurance concepts for collaborative multi-sensor-systems

Project 3: Integrity measures for hierarchical and incremental map data acquisition

Project 4: Collaborative Navigation: Being more resilient against outliers

Project 5: Detection and collaborative tracking of vehicles considering UAV based aerial images

Project 6: Collaborative positioning using imaging sensors

Project 7:  Integrity contained navigation based on vehicle data and constrained colaborative information

Project 8: Localization and mapping using maximum consensus

Project 9: Combining probabilistic and interval-based error models

Interview and selection process

The supervisors of the Research Training Group will invite suitable candidates for an interview to be held on July 3rd, 2019 in Hannover, Germany. The interview can also be conducted via Skype if necessary. Invitations for the interview will be issued shortly after the deadline for application.

Part of the interview will be a 10 min presentation of the selected PhD topic by the candidate.

Based on the application and the results of the interview, the supervisors will decide on the candidates to be selected for the Research Training Group.

Start of the PhD-Projects

Successful candidates are expected to start on December 1st, 2019.


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Schön (Tel.: 0049 (0)511 762-3397, Email: schoenife.uni-hannover.de).


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