Job offer – DLR-Project “Simulation and protocol optimization: 5G, satellite communication and AI for automotive use cases”

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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 research project:

Research Assistant in a project

“Simulation and protocol optimization: 5G, satellite communication and AI for automotive use cases”

Your tasks:

The goal of the project is increasing the connectivity for automotive applications in hybrid satellite-terrestrial 5G networks using artificial intelligence. The project is a cooperation between Airbus Defense and Space GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

The FAU works primarily on concepts for the integration of automotive applications, the creation of a simulation model for the combination of vehicular and satellite communication, the integration of AI algorithms, the performance evaluation and optimization of quality-of-service related protocols, and supporting the implementation of a real-time demonstrator. Results shall be presented at scientific conferences and contribute to the standardization of 5G and future 6G networks.

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
  • Knowledge about computer networks and protocols
  • Very good skills in communication and team work, reliability

Wishful qualifications:

  • Knowledge in one or several of the following topics:
  • Performance evaluation of computer networks and simulation
  • Design principles and optimization of transport layer protocols (TCP, QUIC)
  • 5G network architectures and standards
  • Use of AI algorithms


  • 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: February 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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