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Research Associates / PhD Candidates (f/m)
German National Library of Science and Technology
Acting in the capacity of the German national library of science and technology, our forward-looking services secure the
infrastructural requirements for providing researchers in science and industry with high-quality information and literature.
The services we offer in our capacity as a University Library ensure that Leibniz Universität Hannover is provided with
The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology, Programme Area C, Research and Development, is looking to employ (m/f)
Research Associates/PhD Candidates (E 13 TV-L)
We are looking for several Research Associates/PhD Candidates to work in the TIB Research and Development Department under
supervision of Prof. Dr. Sören Auer and Prof. (Univ. Simón Bolívar) Dr. Maria-Esther Vidal. Initial appointment will be
for 3 years with the possibility of extension, starting as soon as possible.
The candidate’s competence area should be squarely rooted in computer science or a related field, she should be able to think creatively,
grasp new knowledge quickly, be able to combine abstract reasoning with concrete problem solving and be interested in mastering complex challenges.
A Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Science)
Proficiency in spoken and written English. Proficiency in German is a plus.
Excellent proficiency in modern programming languages and modern software engineering methodologies. Proven team software development skills.
Interest in mastering and applying formal methods.
Familiarity with Semantic Technologies, Data Management, Human-Computer Interaction, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics or Digital Libraries is an asset.
Possible PhD topics include (but are not limited to):
Scientific Data Management - Semantic Data Lakes for Science - requires demonstrated, rigorous knowledge of data management (relational databases, SQL, graph databases, XML)
Research Data Containers - requires demonstrated, rigorous knowledge of data management and virtualization techniques (Docker)
Semantic Scholarly Communication (Semantic Papers) - requires good knowledge of semantic knowledge representation
Semantic Scholarly Metadata management (OpenResearch) - requires good knowledge of semantic knowledge representation
Exploration & Search of Scholarly Metadata (ORCHID Publishing) - requires human-computer interaction, information visualization and retrieval expertise
DBpedia Knowledge Graph Management - requires good knowledge of semantic data management technologies
Collaborative OpenCourseWare creation (SlideWiki.org) - requires good human-computer interaction and frontend development skills
Question Answering Infrastructure (WDAqua/Qanary) - requires excellent software architecture skills, interest in semantic technologies and natural language processing
What we offer: We provide an scientifically and intellectually inspiring environment with an entrepreneurial mindset embedded in a
leading technical university and one of the largest technical
information centers being part ofLeibniz research association.
Our aim is to provide the environment and resources to make the research group leaders successful in their field.
PhD candidates will work in the context of a national, european or international research and innovation project.
There is funding available for equipment, conference and research visit travel.
The positions start as soon as possible, are open until filled and will be granted initially for 3 years with envisioned extension.
How to apply: Please send your CV, a letter of reference and a two page motivational statement (incl. research and technology interest)
with the subject 36/2017 before 31st August 2017 to
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Personalservice Herrn Daniel Eilers Welfengarten 1 B 30167 Hannover Germany
You can also send your application by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send emails larger than 10 MB. Questions regarding the positions can be addressed to the new director of TIB Prof. Dr. Sören Auer
For more information about the TIB, please visit: www.tib.eu/en/
TIB provides ideal working conditions, and continuously takes action to enable its employees to combine career interests with family life.
Severely disabled candidates with comparable qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Please note that your application documents will not be returned.
Application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.