Research Fellow Position: Data-driven Decision-support in Software Engineering

Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

Applications are invited for a position of Research Fellow at the Software Engineering and Information Systems Research Group, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu. The institute is the leading Computer Science department in the Baltics and is one of the top-2 in Central and Eastern European universities according to the field-specific Times Higher Education Ranking 2017. The Software Engineering and Information Systems group conducts research in the fields of data-driven software engineering decision support, business process management, and secure information systems design. The group is composed of 25 members, including 12 PhD students. The group places a strong emphasis on research excellence and quality of its research publications. The institute has strong ties with the local industry and manages a portfolio of half a dozen research projects in cooperation with industry partners. Further information can be found at <>

The successful candidate will conduct research in the field of data-driven software engineering decision support, within a team that brings together researchers specialized in software analytics, software evolution, software quality assurance, agile development methods, data mining and natural language processing. The research fellow will be expected to contribute to ongoing research projects which aim at exploiting advanced data science methods in one or more of the following application domains:

  • open innovation,
  • energy-efficient software development,
  • software testing.

The research to be conducted is interdisciplinary. In particular, we will be closely collaborating with the natural-language processing group to leverage their expertise on analyzing unstructured data.

Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline. Expertise in at least one of the following topics is essential: software testing, static code analysis, software evolution/maintenance, machine learning. Experience in developing research prototypes and working in collaborative research projects is desirable. The position is not term-limited. Funding is already secured for the first two years of the appointment. The continuation of the position after the first two years will depend on further funding. Remuneration will be up to 2400 euros/month. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20% on salaries and provides public health insurance for employees.

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

Enquiries and expressions of interest are highly appreciated and can be sent by e-mail to

Dietmar Pfahl (<firstname>.<lastname>