Database Research Group

WSI – Database Systems Research Group

Join our Database Research Group (Fully-funded position for PhD or Postdoc, starting January 2017)

Nov 7, 2016 — Torsten Grust

Starting January 2017, the DATABASE SYSTEMS Chair (Prof. Dr. Torsten Grust) at the Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute for Computer Science of University of Tübingen (Germany), has a vacant position for a


We encourage both, university graduates and Postdocs, to apply.


Our team currently performs research in the following areas:

  • the interplay of database technology and various aspects of programming languages,
  • the compilation and optimization of (new) database languages,
  • the derivation of data provenance for (very) complex queries, and
  • the design and implementation of debuggers for declarative query languages.

It is a principle of our work to construct systems (see that make our ideas tangible and assessable. The chair's research contributions are recognized internationally and more often than not are the fruit of collaboration with associated research groups.

Our teaching activities embrace the classical topics of database technology as well as Computer Science, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Whenever possible, we try to intertwine our research and teaching activities.


We are looking forward to grow our team and welcome applications of highly motivated candidates with an excellent university degree (in Computer Science or a closely related field) who are willing to support our research and teaching efforts. We are open to proposals for new research directions and hope that you like systems building as much as we do.

Good knowledge of German (teaching) as well as very good knowledge of English (research and publication) are a requirement.


Successful candidates will sign a contract with the University of Tübingen under the current regulations applicable to employees in Public Service (TVoeD). You will be working in Tübingen, the traditional university town in the Neckar valley (Stutgart region). Tübingen is a beautiful and lively medieval town with a large university population. Located in southern Germany, at the edge of the Swabian Jura and Blackwood Forest, the surrounding country is characterized by rolling hills, forests, river valleys, historic towns, and extensive walking and biking trails. The quality of life is excellent.

University of Tübingen aims at increasing the number of female employees and thus especially welcomes applications of female candidates.

Applications of disabled candidates will be given priority, depending on their suitability.

Please send your complete application in PDF format via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Torsten Grust (

The deadline for applications is December 9, 2016.

Inquiries with respect to this position may be directed to