Vacancies at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics

The DFG Research Training Group 1931 “SocialCars – cooperative, (de)centralized traffic management” jointly hosted at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Technische Universität Clausthal and Leibniz Universität Hannover is looking to fill

twelve Ph.D. positions (f/m/d)

SocialCars is a joint collaborative program involving six interdisciplinary research groups representing the areas of traffic planning, traffic psychology, computer science, business information systems, communications technology, and geodetic science / geo-informatics. We address challenges that arise when considering the implications of automated mixed traffic scenarios and novel mobility services for dynamic traffic management. Here, the core question is how the interplay of local and global (city-wide) control and coordination strategies should be designed to ensure sustainable, safe, and efficient urban traffic.

A detailed description of the Ph.D. projects, a list of supervisors as well as further information regarding the application process is available on our website


  • Carry out independent research with emphasis on the Ph.D. project
  • Participate in qualification and study program of the Research Training Group
  • Cooperation with Ph.D. students of the Research Training Group
  • Presentation of research results at (international) conferences and publication of scientific papers
  • Enjoy systematic individual supervision and mentoring throughout the doctoral work

Your Profile

  • Outstanding Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering field
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Additional, disciplinary requirements are related to the different topics of Ph.D. projects
  • Willingness to learn the German language

General Conditions

  • Tenable for three years from 01 April 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 31 March 3023
  • Salary: E 13 TV-L (German public service salary scale)
  • Working location will be partly at the hosting institute and at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) in Braunschweig

How to apply

Applications in German or English language should be submitted by email (one pdf document) to until 18 December 2019; they should include:

  1. Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Full academic record (Certificates + Transcript of record)
  2. Research Proposal (max. 5000 characters incl. spaces) motivating your specific interest in the RTG, highlighting your personal interest and strengths for a specific Ph.D. topic, as well as initial research ideas
  3. Completed application form (see website)

Shortlisted candidates are invited to a full-day applicants’ workshop on 23 January 2020 in Hanover.

Qualified female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely handicapped persons with equivalent qualifications will be prioritized. With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data protection law.

Two PhD positions in the Research Training Group Social Cars


The Research Training Group SocialCars offers 2 positions for doctoral students from abroad - funded by the DAAD. Further information can be found on the following website:


The screening of applications starts on 5.11.. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the positions are filled.

Research assistant wanted now!

At the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics(ikg) there is a position as

Research assistant (13TV-L, 50%)

to occupy the new position as of now. The position is limited to 3 years.


Participation in teaching and research activities in the field of spatial and spatial-time statistics and quantitative research; theoretical and empirical research in the field of statistics, environmental metrics, statistical process control, computational statistics, big data.

Employment requirements

A university degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, geodesy, geoinformatics or similar subjects with a quantitative focus is a prerequisite for employment. In addition to above-average academic performance, students are expected to have good computer and programming skills (R, C++ or Python) as well as a passion for scientific work.

In your application, please describe your motivation and your ideas on the topic.

We offer an attractive position in an interdisciplinary team and in a highly topical field of research. In the project, the opportunity for a doctorate is given and is explicitly desired.

Leibniz Universität Hannover wants to particularly promote the professional equality of women and men and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be given preference.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Philipp Otto.

Please submit your application documents (including a curriculum vitae in tabular form) by 15.10.2018. Describe in particular your motivation and your ideas on the topic.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Otto

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Appelstraße 9a, 30167 Hannover,