SDA Job Offers

SDA offers following open positions. We are looking for young scientists with a vivid interest in interdisciplinary projects.

1. Akademischer Rat (comparable to Assistant Professor)
2. PostDoctoral Researcher
3. PhD Student
4. Student Assistant

Please refer to the details for the three types of positions below. If you want to apply for the position in question answering, please follow the general application guidelines below depending on the type of position you want to apply for.

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1. Akademischer Rat / Akademische Rätin (comparable to Assistant Professor)


We are looking for a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat on payment scale 100% A13 [1], comparable to Assistant Professor) for 3 years with possible extensions.

Requirements:

  •  A completed PhD and Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science or related).
  •  Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Experience in “one of” (not necessarily more) the following areas:

  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Mathematics, Big Data
  • Semantic Technologies and Linked Data, Knowledge Representation, Theoretical Computer Science
  • Geospatial data modeling and analysis
  • Natural language processing, in particular Question Answering

We expect:

  • An outstanding track record in publishing at top level conferences and journals
  • Experience in acquiring and running research and industry projects
  • Responsibility for courses at the Computer Science Institute for 3 hours per week (4 SWS)
  • Co-supervision of PhD, Master- and Bachelor thesis
  • Experience in software development and project management
  • Interest in transferring research results into practice

We offer:

  • You will work at one of the leading [1] German Universities and have the opportunity to build your own research team within SDA. The goal is to perform internationally leading research which can be applied in high impact use cases.
  • The candidate will be supported with personal resources to the extent possible as well as an integration into an international collaboration network.
  • You will enjoy a close collaboration with Fraunhofer IAIS [2] as a leading research institute for large scale machine learning and data mining.
  • The payment will be 100% A13 for 3 years with a possible extensions.
  • You will get financial support to attend related conferences.

To apply, please send a mail to SDA-applications@lists.iai.uni-bonn.de including a CV, a master certificate, a motivation letter including a short overview of previous research activities, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample (e.g. prior publication or master thesis excerpt). Applications are possible until all positions have been filled. Please do not send mails larger than 10MB.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bonn#Ranking
[2] http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de

 2. Postdoctoral / Senior Researcher Positions


We are looking for Postdoctoral Researchers (German: Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in)) at the Computer Science Institute at the University of Bonn.

Requirements:

  •  A completed PhD and Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science or related).
  •  Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Experience in “one of” (not necessarily more) the following areas:

  •  Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Mathematics
  •  Semantic Technologies and Linked Data, Knowledge Representation, Theoretical Computer Science
  •  Geospatial data modeling and analysis
  •  Natural language processing, in particular Question Answering

We expect:

  • Keen interest in top level conference and journal publications
  • Co-supervision of PhD, Master- and Bachelor thesis
  • Interest in acquiring and running research and industry projects
  • Experience in software development and project management
  • Interest in transferring research results into practice and commercializing them

We offer:

  • You will work at one of the leading [1] German Universities and have the opportunity to build your own research team. The goal is to perform internationally leading research which can be applied in high impact use cases.
  • You will enjoy a close collaboration with Fraunhofer IAIS [2] as a leading research institute for large scale machine learning and data mining.
  • The payment will be between 50% and 100% TV-L 13 and the contract duration between 2 and 4 years depending on previous experience and involvement in projects.
  • You will get financial support to attend related conferences and the possibility to obtain a discounted public transport ticket.

To apply, please send a mail to SDA-applications@lists.iai.uni-bonn.de including a CV, a master certificate, a motivation letter including a short overview of previous research activities, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample (e.g. prior publication or master thesis excerpt). Applications are possible until all positions have been filled. Please do not send mails larger than 10MB.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bonn#Ranking
[2] http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de

3. Research Associate / PhD Student Positions


We are looking for a Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in)) at the Computer Science Institute at the University of Bonn.

Requirements:

  • A Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science or related).
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Experience in one of the following areas:

  • Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Mining
  • Semantic Technologies and Linked Data
  • Geo spatial data modeling and analysis
  • Natural language processing, in particular Question Answering

We expect:

  • Keen interest in top level conference and journal publications
  • Co-supervision of Master- and Bachelor thesis
  • Experience in software development and project management
  • Interest in transferring research results into practice and commercializing them

We offer:

  • You will be able to efficiently work towards your doctorate in a group of excellent scientists.
  •  You will work at one of the leading [1] German Universities.
  • You will enjoy a close collaboration with Fraunhofer IAIS [2] as a leading research institute for large scale machine learning and data mining.
  • The payment will be between 50% and 100% TV-L 13 and the contract duration between 2 and 4 years depending on previous experience and involvement in projects.
  • You will get financial support to attend related conferences and the possibility to obtain a discounted public transport ticket.

To apply, please send a mail to SDA-applications@lists.iai.uni-bonn.de including a CV, a master certificate, a motivation letter including a short overview of previous research activities. Letters of recommendation and writing samples (e.g. prior publication or master thesis excerpt) are optional. Applications are possible until all positions have been filled. Please do not send mails larger than 10MB.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bonn#Ranking
[2] http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de

4. Student Assistants


We are looking for student assistants at the Computer Science Institute at the University of Bonn.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Interest in one of the following areas:

  • Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Mining
  • Semantic Technologies and Linked Data
  • Geo spatial data modeling and analysis
  • Natural language processing, in particular Question Answering

We offer:

  • You will be able to efficiently work towards your doctorate in a group of excellent scientists.
  • You will work at one of the leading [1] German Universities.
  • You will enjoy a close collaboration with Fraunhofer IAIS [2] as a leading research institute for large scale machine learning and data mining.
  • The payment will be according to the standard payment scale for student assistants.

To apply, please send a mail to SDA-applications@lists.iai.uni-bonn.de including a CV and a motivation letter. Applications are possible until all positions have been filled. Please do not send mails larger than 10MB.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bonn#Ranking
[2] http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de