[Corpora-List] [jobs] Postdoc-level in Intelligent Adaptive Systems (including neural networks, nlp and robotics)

Wermter, Stefan wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Wed Apr 20 16:33:23 CEST 2016

The Knowledge Technology Research Group at the University of Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate (Postdoc or postdoc-level/final year PhD candidate) in accordance with Section 28 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschul- gesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1 July 2016 or as soon as possible and is for three years plus a three year extension option.


Duties include teaching and research in the knowledge technology institute. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications as well as acquire teaching experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achieve- ment. Therefore, at least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the associate's own academic work.

Specific Duties:

The successful candidate will manage the international Master Pro- gramme in the field of MSc Intelligent Adaptive Systems as well as contribute to its teaching (4hrs/teaching week). Furthermore, the candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Systems. This post is open to Postdocs or postdoc-level PhD candidates. PhD candidates have the opportunity to advance their academic education through the completion of a doctoral dissertation.


Academic degree preferably in computer science qualifying the post holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities. In particu- lar, an MSc or PhD in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science is essential. Your demonstrated research interests should be in the areas of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Systems (e.g. Neural Networks, Cognitive Robotics, Natural Language Processing, Vision, or Knowledge Representation ). You should have published papers in this intelligent systems field. We are also looking for very good com- munication skills and teamwork; a very good command of both German and English is a requirement. Experience with teaching or organisation of MSc programmes is considered an advantage.

The job is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13. The position is full-time and comprises 39 hours per week.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitver- tragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The initial fixed term is three years. The contract provides for a maximum extension of another three years de- pending on the associate's achievements during the first stage.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

In case of questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter, Head of Knowledge Technology Institute or consult our website at https://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/wtm/.

Applications should include an application letter, full curriculum vitae, pdf of best international publications, copies of degree certificates and transcripts. The application deadline is 6 May 2016.

Please email applications in a single pdf file to: Ms Katja Koesters, katja.koesters at informatik.uni-hamburg.de

*********************************************** Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter Chair of Knowledge Technology Institute Department of Computer Science, WTM, Building F University of Hamburg Vogt Koelln Str. 30 22527 Hamburg, Germany

Email: wermter AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~wermter/ http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/ ***********************************************

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