Job offer – DFG project in cooperation with Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

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Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems) of Friedrich-Alexander-
University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is looking for a candidate in a DFG project in cooperation with Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg:

Research Assistant

in a project

“Adaptive Quality of Service Provisioning for an Efficient and Resilient
Operation of Smart Distribution Grids”

Your tasks:

In transmission systems, a dedicated and high-performance communication infrastructure allows a parallel execution of communication-intensive functions and services. In the course of the expansion of renewable energies at lower voltage levels of the distribution networks and the shift of system responsibility to (operators of) these plants and systems, similar functions and services must also be implemented at the distribution network level in Smart Grids – so-called Smart Grid Services (SGSs). In this project, we will therefore conduct research on online reconfiguration methods based on a two-step QoS-provisioning approach: At a first level, discrete optimization is used to find an allocation of SGSs to available servers and allocation of flows to paths through the communication network based on a topological view of the compute, storage, and communication facilities. At a second level, Network Calculus is used to ensure analytically that all critical SGSs can meet their QoS requirements. The overall effect of the two-step approach will then be assessed by simulation.

FAU will be mainly considering the networking and QoS aspects in this cooperation, while Oldenburg
University will concentrate on the effects on the energy network and the reconfiguration of the Smart
Grid Services. As part of this cooperation there is the possibility to work towards receiving a Ph.D. The scientific work in a research lab at FAU on the one hand and the cooperation with various industrial partners on the other hand offer exceptional work experience both in academia and in industry and exciting further development possibilities.

Necessary qualifications:

  • Over-average master’s degree in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Motivation to work in an academic context
  • Very good skills in communication and team work, reliability
  • Mathematical skills
  • Knowledge about computer networks and protocols

Wishful qualifications:

    Knowledge in one or several of the following topics:
  • Performance evaluation of computer networks and simulation
  • Analytical modeling with Network Calculus
  • Knowledge and/or experience in energy informatics


  • Full-time position according to E 13 TV-L
  • For a limited time of 3 years
  • Obtaining a Ph.D. degree is possible
  • Operating place is Erlangen

Supplementary information:

  • Planned start: March 1, 2022
  • Applications: immediately, no deadline

For more information please contact:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard German
Department Informatik, Lehrstuhl für Informatik 7 (Rechnernetze und Kommunikationssysteme)
Phone +49.9131.85.27916, Fax +49.9131.85.27409, E-Mail:

Please send applications to:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard German

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