The School of Embedded Composite AI (SECAI), a DAAD Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with Leipzig University offers positions for Research Associates / PhD

At SECAI, we are open about our research and always like to welcome new researchers to our teams in Dresden and Leipzig. The SECAI page lists suggestions for research topics that are currently available. Have a look around to see which topics excite you most and best match your skills!

Topics and Work Location: Researchers of several disciplines are collaborating in SECAI on advancing AI. The spectrum of available topics ranges from core areas of computer science and electronics over medical applications to societal aspects of AI. SECAI’s main research focus areas are:
Composite AI: How can machine learning and symbolic AI methods be combined?
AI Compute Paradigms: How will future AI hardware look and how will it be used?
Intelligent Medical Devices: How can AI advance cybermedical systems?
AI Methods for Health: How can AI methods support therapy and diagnostics?
Societal Framework of AI: How can AI become trustworthy and free of legal risks?
The location of work depends on the topic assigned for each position.

Information about the available topics and supervisors can be found at:


Funded positions in the SECAI Graduate School are announced on our jobs page and typically start in autumn. However, even if there are no open positions announced in SECAI at this time, you can always contact the mentor of the topic you are interested in. There are many opportunities in our groups, and SECAI also supports affiliated researchers who are funded from different sources.

The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeit-vertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The positions aim at obtaining further academic qualification (usually PhD). Balancing family and career is an important issue. The positions are generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please indicate your request in your application.

The job ad for the 2024 hiring round in SECAI has been published. Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by May 31, 2024: