Doctoral Researcher / PhD Student

IS3 works on highly interdisciplinary research, drawing from data analytics, decision science, computer science, economics, behavioral science, and machine learning to advance
society toward a sustainable future. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketter is one of the world‘s foremost experts in economicsbased design of technology artifacts and smart markets.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Conduct research on Information Systems, in particular Smart Energy and Mobility Markets (big data analytics, machine learning)
  • Publish results in leading IS journals
  • Participation in general research activities
  • Participation in teaching activities (3 semester hourspresence, plus pre- and post-work)

Qualification profile

  • Excellent master‘s degree in information systems, computerscience, business management, economics or an affiliated field
  • Profound knowledge in quantitative research methods
  • Profound knowledge in data analytics and data miningtechniques as well as programming skills (esp. Java and-Python) are highly desirable
  • Excellent English skills (GRE/GMAT/TOEFL scores are considered)


  • Integration into existing research groups at the University of Cologne, the Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS) and the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne
  • a diverse and fair working environment
  • support in reconciling work and family life
  • flexible working time models, full-time positions suitable for job sharing
  • extensive advanced training opportunities
  • occupational health management offers
  • local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

Send application to

Christel Schäfer

Philipp Kienscherf

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About Universität zu Köln

Institute for Theoretical Physics We do theoretical physics from cosmology and quantum gravity to biophysics and evolution; from mathematical physics to quantum effects in novel materials. Close collaboration with experimental physicists, mathematicians and biologists is an important aspect of our work. This has given rise to several interdisciplinary projects and funding initiatives.  

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