Research assistant (m/f/d) full time

  • Faculty / Division:

    Systems Engineering (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax)

  • Institute:

    Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)

  • Contact person:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax

Research assistant (m/f/d) full time

The future belongs to automated public transport.
Wissenschaftlicher MitarbeiterITIV / IPG


Public transport is currently facing revolutionary challenges. The €49 ticket is boosting demand, but supply is not keeping pace. Rail lines and infrastructure in metropolitan areas take an enormous amount of time to build, and the electrification of bus fleets is making slow progress.

There is a lack of qualified drivers and the supply of transport capacities is hardly adapted to individual daily requirements. Fully automated public transport is an alternative, but it still has to overcome major technical and legal problems and its acceptance and feasibility have not yet been proven.

The TEMPUS project

Why not start smaller? For example, with electrified buses in standard sizes (12m), which are guided by a driver, but which can also follow a preceding bus in a convoy ("platoon") at any time in a fully automated manner without special equipment on the infrastructure.

This is what the TEMPUS project is all about, in which the team of doctoral students led by Prof. Dr.-Ing Eric Sax (ITIV) in Munich will be using e-buses from the Dutch manufacturer Ebusco as an example, and in cooperation with Munich's public transport operators, will be on the road as a platoon in regular traffic.

Your chances

You can join the team for automated driving at Prof. Sax and directly in the TEMPUS project or the follow-up project MINGA, which is still 3 years away, and find your individual topic.

This can be in the area of sensor data analysis, classical and AI-based object recognition and perception, safeguarding and testing, safety and security or vehicle-2-vehicle communication. According to your interests, the opportunity for a PhD will arise accordingly.

Your qualification

  • A degree (diploma or master's degree) in the field of electrical engineering, computer science, mechatronics or comparable with above-average grades
  • Good knowledge and broad methodological skills in the field of environment conception, systems engineering, SW development and automotive engineering are advantageous
  • Commitment, motivation and independent structured work
  • Ability to work in a team and to communicate
  • Willingness to participate in teaching, e.g. in the supervision of final theses


If you are committed and willing to work scientifically and independently in a successful team, please send your application with the usual documents (CV, photo, copies of certificates, thesis, etc.) by e-mail to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax (eric.sax∂

We aim to fill as many positions as possible with employees (f/m/d) and would therefore be particularly pleased to receive applications from women.

In case of equal suitability, severely disabled persons will be considered preferentially.