Jobs: AKSW Job Offers

The research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) at the Institute for Applied Computer Science and at the University of Leipzig opens positions for publicly and industry-funded research projects in the area of Linked Data technologies and Semantic Web:

Note: The last job application round at AKSW has closed. You can still apply as outlined below and your mail will be read, but due to the high number of applications you are not guaranteed to receive a reply anymore.

Postdoctoral Researcher (TV-L E13)

The ideal candidate holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related field and is able to combine theoretical and practical aspects in his/her work. The candidate is expected to build up his own research group by successfully competing for funding and supervising doctoral students. Fluent English communication and software technology skills are fundamental requirements. Command of German language is a plus, but not a requirement. The candidate should have a background in at least one of the following fields:

  • Semantic web technologies
  • Machine learning
  • Knowledge representation
  • Semantic technologies in bioinformatics
  • Software engineering
  • Combinations of natural language and data processing

The position starts as soon as possible, is open until filled and will be granted for 2 years with an initial salary between 42000 and 61000 Euro and the possibility for extension.

Doctoral Students (50%-75% TV-L E13 or equivalent grant)

The ideal candidate holds a MS degree in Computer Science or related field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical implementation aspects in his/her work. Fluent English communication and solid programming skills (in Java/Scala and/or PHP) are fundamental requirements. Command of German language is a plus, but not a requirement. The candidate should have experience and commitment to work on the forefront of research in one of the following fields:

  • Semantic web technologies
  • Machine learning
  • Knowledge representation
  • Semantic technologies in bioinformatics
  • Software engineering
  • Combinations of natural language and data processing

The position starts as soon as possible, is open until filled and will be granted for 3.5 years with an initial salary between 21000 and 46000 Euro.

Scientific Software Engineer (TV-L E13)

The ideal candidate holds a MSc degree in Computer Science or related field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical implementation aspects in his/her work (in exceptional cases a BSc degree might be sufficient). Fluent English communication and excellent programming skills (e.g. in Java/Scala and/or PHP) are fundamental requirements. Command of German language is a plus, but not a requirement. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of large software systems and semantic technologies. He/she should be interested in innovative solutions and advancing the state-of-the-art in semantic technologies. Proficiency with modern software engineering environments (incl. continuous integration, versioning control, build management, cloud deployment, server administration) is a must.

The position starts as soon as possible, is open until filled and will be granted for two years with an initial salary between 42000 and 61000 Euro and the possibility for extension.

How To Apply

Excellent candidates are invited to apply with:

  • Curriculum vitae and copies of degree certificates/transcripts,
  • Writing samples/copies of relevant scientific papers (e.g. thesis),
  • A short statement of research and/or technology interest,
  • Letters of recommendation.

Please send your application in PDF format indicating in the subject 'Application for Doctorate/PostDoc/Developer position to Edgard Marx, Jens Lehmann and Axel Ngonga. General inquiries can be also directed to Nadine Jaenicke.

Further Information

Applicants will become part of a very international, innovative and social team, be embedded into a competitive research environment and working on successful industry, research, community and open-source projects such as SANTé, KBox, NSpM, DL-Learner, LIMES and LinkedGeoData. AKSW is very successful at publishing in top venues and has high impact - 2000 citations, several best paper awards and 100k+ dataset and software downloads (all per year) as well as more than one thousand members in project mailing lists.

Leipzig, the home of AKSW, is a city with half a million inhabitants, which combines a high standard of living with lowest expenses of major German cities. Leipzig is well connected internationally (international Airport and ICE high-speed rail hub), and has rich and lively cultural, scientific and economic scenes.

Information about the salary scheme of German public sector, which applies to the positions can be found at: http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/ost/

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