HiWi positions

Several HiWi positions are open for the Database Systems (Datenbanken I / Informationssysteme I) class in SoSe 2022. Interested students are invited to apply via



PhD position in Data Management

One fully funded PhD student position for 3 years (salary at TV-L 13 pay-scale) is currently open within the Data Management Group at JGU, Mainz. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Studies are to commence as early as possible in 2022.

Research area

The topic for this position is in analysis and processing of complex/non-standard data with a focus on spatial, temporal and text. The thesis will investigate novel indexing and scalable processing techniques under modern parallel hardware and distributed environments. In addition, the adoption of machine learning techniques will be investigated, for example in the context of learned indexing, cracking and adaptive query processing.


  • University degree (master or diploma) in computer science or related fields of study
  • Knowledge and/or interest in data management and engineering, algorithm design, high-performance computing
  • Good programming skills
  • Good communication and team skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English


  • Designing and developing innovative solutions for real-world data-intensive problems
  • Writing scientific and research reports, publishing papers to top-tier international conferences and journals in data science topics
  • Involvement in teaching related to data management topics, e.g., database systems, non-standard data management, scalable data management, information retrieval
  • Contributing to students' supervision at a bachelor or master level


If you are interested in this position, please send your complete application, which should include:

  • a short motivation letter
  • your curriculum vitae
  • certificates and transcripts of your studies
  • contact information of two referees

as a single PDF file via email to

Interested students are encouraged to contact Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Bouros at bouros (at) for more information.

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