Work in the DSA Research Group

After 12 years in the UK, Professor Sebastian Vollmer moved back to Germany to lead a research group at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Kaiserslautern. We are hiring on all levels: MSc, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and group leaders. Remote positions are available!

Group Leader

Want to lead your own research agenda and grant income? Our group and the DFKI are an excellent place for you.

Senior Postdoc

Excited by this lab’s research directions and interested in pursuing a specific research agenda? (from €4500/month)


If you have completed or are about to complete your PhD and are interested in our projects, get in touch. We can be a great springboard into industry, to create startups and be the first step of an academic career. (€3400/month after tax, depending on circumstance)


If you are excited by our past research or the topics mentioned on this site, please get in touch. (€1700/month stipend + €600 HiWi position or WiMA E13)

MSc stipend

We predominantly hire PhDs and postdocs, but MSc stipends are also available for highly motivated individuals, including international students. You must apply to RPTU, but please contact us beforehand, and check the course regulations.

Open positions

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Open positions

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Data science engineer (Postdoc)

Applications are invited for a talented and motivated data science engineer to join a collaborative project between the Trinity Kidney Centre, the School of Computer Science and Statistics and the ADAPT Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin, and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), helping to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and cutting-edge medical research.

Julia developer

We are seeking a highly skilled Julia developer with at least 4 years of experience and expertise in developing machine learning tools, particularly in the area of scientific computing. The successful candidate will work on cutting-edge projects in the field of scientific machine learning.

AI for high-dimensional cardiovascular data (all levels)

AI for high-dimensional cardiovascular data (all levels)

Presently, the DSA group is actively recruiting research assistants, MSc, PhD students, postdocs to contribute to the CurATime project, developing AI/ML methods to assist analysis and scientific discovery within high-dimensional biomedical data. We seek enthusiastic candidates ready to start immediately.

Analysis of events data (PhD/Postdoc)

Event modelling concerns the analysis of ordered, timestamped data, with discrete states (or patterns) occurring at a particular point or points in the sequence. Examples include detecting faults or cyber-attacks in industrial processes and computer networks, predicting risk of fractures or disease flares in patients, learning of socio-political events through analysis of text data and even modelling the rate of taxi demand and hospital admissions.

Research assistant

Interested in advancing your data science or machine learning career? The DSA group is recruiting new research assistants (Hilfswissentschaftlern; “HiWis”) to work with us on several exciting projects. Positions are available immediately.

Researcher in time-to-event analysis

Survival/time-to-event analysis is an important field of Statistics concerned with understanding the distribution of events over time. Survival analysis presents a unique challenge as we are also interested in events that do not take place, which we refer to as ‘censoring’.