Ph.D. Student/PostDoc for Knowledge Representation & Reasoning and Robotics

The Knowledge-based Systems Group (KBSG, in the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University is looking for a Ph.D. student and/or PostDoc with research interests in Knowledge Representation & Reasoning and Cognitive Robotics.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in fundamental research in areas such as reasoning about action and change, logical approaches to reasoning about uncertainty, automated planning and scheduling, high-level robot control, goal reasoning, and neuro-symbolic reasoning.

The position is available immediately, and the appointment is for up to three years with a salary scale in the German public sector of E 13 TV-L or E 14 TV-L, depending on qualification.

Ph.D. students are expected to have a master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. PostDocs should have a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence with a focus on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

The Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University ranks among the top three CS Departments in Germany. KBSG is part of the recently founded RWTH Center for Artificial Intelligence (, which provides a stimulating research environment in Artificial Intelligence at the highest international level.

Applicants should send a single PDF containing a motivation letter, CV, and transcripts by Email to Gerhard Lakemeyer ( by March 27, 2023.