Applying for jobs, internships, theses & projects

Current open positions

Please note: We do not offer any summer internships. The HiWi jobs listed here are only available to students enrolled at the University of Freiburg.

We have several open positions for outstanding candidates in our lab at ML Freiburg, on all of these levels:

  • Postdocs
  • PhD students
  • Research engineers

Please see automl.org/jobs for details and to apply. Please note that we are able to screen all requests and applications only one time per month.

HiWi Jobs

Deep Learning Engineer (Hiwi)

If you can quickly code algorithms from deep learning papers and repeat their experiments, we want you! Please apply using the same process as outlined for projects on our projects page.

Postdoc and PhD positions

  • Requests to do a postdoc or PhD with us: we are setting up an organized recruiting process for new postdocs and PhD students. Until that is set up, please email ml-hiring@cs.uni-freiburg.de, and we will contact you when we’re starting the recruiting process. Please note that we have an extremely high bar for hiring and can only accept the most outstanding candidates.


  • Requests to do an internship in our group: Please see this website.

Requests to do a MSc in Freiburg:

The process for becoming a MSc student at the University of Freiburg is to apply to the central MSc programme. Information on this programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/en/study-programs/computer-science/m-sc-computer-science Note that in the AI masters program you can basically fill your entire curriculum with AI courses.

Projects and theses

  • Requests to do a project or thesis with us, or work as a Hiwi in our group: Please see the website https://ml.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/open_projects.html.
  • Requests for us to be the examiner of a MSc thesis you do in a company: We only accept MSc theses in industry in highly exceptional circumstances. These conditions include:
    • 1. a research topic directly related to AutoML
    • 2. a commitment by the industry partner that all code (including scripts to run experiments, baselines, etc) you develop will be open source and freely available to the academic community
    • 3. a commitment by the industry partner that at least part of the evaluation is on publicly available data and therefore directly reproducible by the academic community
    • 4. a commitment by the industry partner that the results are freely publishable and that there is no NDA
    • 5. deliverables include the open-source code (2.) and a Docker or Singularity container that reproduces the results of the thesis on freely available data (3).
    If you believe you satisfy these conditions, please send an email to external-thesis-ml-chair@cs.uni-freiburg.de explaining the project.
  • Requests to be the second examiner of your BSc/MSc thesis: Please discuss with your first examiner first and have them contact Prof. Hutter. To streamline finding a date & time: He like to schedule final presentations Thursdays at 14:15 in weeks that don't have a CS professors' meeting ("Professorenrunde") or Thursdays 4pm in weeks that don't have a faculty meeting (“Fakultätsrat”).