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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Welcome to SOAMED

PhD positions

Several Fully-funded PhD positions in Data and Process Management for Biomedical Applications

The DFG-funded graduate school "SOAMED - Service-oriented Architectures for Software System Integration with Medical Application" offers five fully funded open PhD positions, starting 1st April 2016. SOAMED currently has more than 20 PhD students supervised by 12 professors from three universities (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam) and Europe's largest university clinic, the Charitè Berlin. PhD students pursue research in the area of modeling, implementing, integrating, and analyzing distributed service-oriented systems, with a focus on control-/data intensive applications in medicine.

As an applicant, you should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Excellent degree in computer science, medical informatics, or a related area,
  • eagerness to pursue a PhD in computer science,
  • good English, and
  • deep knowledge in at least one of the following research areas: Service-oriented architectures, process modeling and verification, data science, privacy and security, workflows, medical informatics.

We offer an exciting and stimulating research environment in the Greater Berlin area, intensive supervision by an interdisciplinary team of senior researchers, ample opportunities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, and an established soft skills program.

To give an impression on the breadth of topics studied in SOAMED, please see the list of our current PhD topics. Please direct any question by mail to leser@informatik.hu-berlin.de. Female applicants are especially welcome. Disabled applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.


Please send your application with reference to DR/163/15 until 20. December 2015 by e-mail to  sekretariat@soamed.de including the following information:


  • detailed scientific CV,
  • copies of certificates (Bachelor, Master),
  • at least one scientific reference letter (typically from your Master supervisor), and
  • if possible, a short PhD proposal (at most three pages) describing your planned research within the SOAMED framework.