To be employed in the research projects of the newly established Smart City Research Center and the Alliance on Digital Management of  Pandemic Disasters, 5 full-time PhD scholarships are available.

The candidates must fulfil the following conditions:

  • M.Sc. degree (with thesis) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree;
  • Excellent in English writing, reading and conversation;
  • Highly motivated in research;
  • Highly talented in analytical thinking, critical reasoning, and problem solving;
  • Can work independently;


The research projects have the following characteristics:

  • The projects are granted by TÜBİTAK and the TOBB ETÜ University. The project duration is initially for 3 years and will be extended to the 4th year in case of successful progress;
  • The project will be largely executed at the premises of the TOBB ETU university.
  • An agreement is being made between the TOBB ETU University and the Universities of Technical University of Eindhoven, Twente University and Wageningen University, all in The Netherlands, for co-supervision and double Ph.D. degrees. Candidates may spend part of their times at these universities, if appropriate;
  • The research projects will be carried out in close cooperation with industrial partners of the Alliance on Digital Management of pandemic Disasters;
  • The salary is 6500 TL/month. Additional support by industrial partners is under negotiation. Also, the candidates will be granted by TOBB ETU for certain employee benefits;
  • The candidates must fulfil the conditions imposed by TÜBİTAK and TOBB ETU.


Job application

Interested candidates must send the following documents to Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akşit

  • A motivation letter;
  • A detailed CV with transcript;
  • Electronic copies of the theses (M.Sc. & B.Sc.), and publications, if any.