At the Chair of Communication Networks (Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze, LKN) in the Faculty for Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technische Universität München (TUM) PhD positions in the area of “Design, Optimization and Analysis of Communication Networks for Flexibility based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization” are available.

Research project:

In particular, in a planned research project starting in September 2015 funded by the European Research Council as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant “Quantifying Flexibility in Communication Networks (FlexNets)” the following topics are going to be addressed

  • Dynamic management of (virtualized) network resources
  • Control plane architecture design and optimization
  • Adaptive Quality of Service support
  • Dynamic control of resilience

The successful applicant is expected to participate actively in research and teaching activities of the chair. The chair offers a team-oriented, motivating work atmosphere, allowing concentrating on challenging research questions.

The positions are based on full-time work contracts limited to three years initially. Remuneration is according to the Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (TV-L).


Applicants should have an excellent Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Informatics and they should have a solid knowledge in the area of communication networks suitable to start research in the above areas.

The candidates are expected to have very good communication skills in English and possibly in German as well as solid programming skills. Enthusiasm, the desire for obtaining a PhD degree, creativity and team-orientation are essential.

As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its faculty. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are asked to send their complete application documents (application letter, CV, summary of PhD thesis, certificates, list of publications, references) referring to this job offer in electronic form to the following email address: or via post to:
Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer
D-80333 München

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer (