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At the University of Oldenburg and at the University of Bremen up to 9 positions for doctoral students (TV-L 13 100%) in the three research areas perception (P), communication (C) and mobility (M) are available for scientific qualification according to § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG, starting between November 2024 and April 2025, limited to 36 months. All positions are suitable for part-time employment.

HEARAZ offers access to excellent facilities and laboratories, data and computing infrastructure, attractive workplaces, diverse and responsible tasks, a wide scope of advanced training options, and flexible working arrangements.

All doctoral students are supervised by an interdisciplinary team of at least two highly qualified professors providing their complementary expertise, infrastructure, and networks. Doctoral students are encouraged to develop their skills and networks by visiting HEARAZ partners and world-renowned institutions for extended research stays.

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Successful candidates should have completed their master studies (or complete them before signing the contract) in the fields of medicine, health sciences/nursing, informatics/data science, engineering/physics, speech and audio signal processing, or closely related fields.

We expect:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (see above)
  • Substantial knowledge and proven interest in at least one of the following research areas:
    • Medicine,
    • Healthcare/nursing
    • Informatics/Data Science/AI
    • Engineering/Physics
    • Speech and Audio Signal Processing
    • Ethics and Social Sciences
  • Method skills in at least one of the areas
    • Qualitative research, e.g. interview techniques, text analysis etc.
    • Quantitative research, e.g. statistics, mathematical modelling, numerical modelling etc.
    • Programming, e.g. programming languages, tools, machine learning, AI etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Excellent proficiency of English or German

Further information about the team, projects, required additional qualifications and recruiting process of the HEARAZ research training group can be found at


The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please submit your application by 22nd of July 2024 via the application form

Virtual interviews with applicants are planned for August 27, 2024.

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