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Postdoctoral Fellow

Kontakt: Prof. Franz Rothlauf
Ort: 55218 Mainz
Web: Bewerbungsfrist: 20.12.21

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

Chair of Information Systems at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Postdoctoral Fellow
full-time (100%)

The Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to work either in evolutionary algorithms or machine learning.
The successful applicant will join the group of Prof. Rothlauf: and will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the JGU, other postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.


The successful candidate will work in the field of Evolutionary Algorithms or Machine Learning. Possible research topics are:

  • analysis and design of evolutionary computation approaches,
  • estimation of distribution algorithms or
  • machine learning models (e.g. neural networks or random forrest). 

In addition, the succesful candidate will teach four hours a week.


Candidates with experience in heuristic optimization or machine learning and an interest (though not necessarily experience) in any of the aforementioned areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or similar by the beginning of the appointment. 

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 58 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate:

  • A successfully completed university degree
  • A doctorate in a field relevant to the position
  • Post-graduation full-time work experience of at least 2.5 years

If the legal requirements for civil servants are not (or not yet) met, employment as an academic member of staff (EG 13 TV-L) may be possible.


  • Additional funds are available for computational equipment and travel
  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements

The initial appointment will be made for 4 years (with a possible extension of up to a maximum of 6 years in total), comes with a competitive salary based on the German public service scale A 13 LBesG, health benefits, and relocation expenses. The position serves the purpose of academic qualification and the acquisition of additional academic achievements.

The anticipated starting date is February 2022, though an earlier or later date is possible.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests (not exceeding 3 pages). 

Applicants should identify three referees that are familiar with their academic work and who will be contacted for letters of recommendation. For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 20, 2021.

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.

We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female candidates to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application, preferably via the link

For questions and further information please contact Prof. Franz Rothlauf, by phone 06131/39-29517 or e-mail:

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