Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - Program Area C, Research and Development
TIB, being part of the Leibniz Research Association, is with around 550 employees one of the largest technical information centres in Germany, having three main functions:
1. Acting in the capacity of the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, our forward-looking services secure the infrastructural requirements for providing researchers in science and industry with high-quality information and literature.
2. Carrying out cutting edge research to further expand TIB’s role as a German information centre for the digitization of science and technology.
3. Offer library services for the Leibniz University Hannover.
We are looking for an ambitious researcher aiming to build a successful track-record in science and technology in the context of knowledge graph technologies and contributing to strategic research and technology goals of TIB and the joint-lab with Leibniz University Hannover.
Your tasks will focus on
The candidate is expected to take a leading role in the research group, contribute to our Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG) initiative and should have experience in at least three (and be committed to expand to more) of the following areas:
Publication of research results in renowned, peer-reviewed journals and conferences
Experience and interest in leading research teams
Proven software engineering skills and the ability to lead the development of mature software components beyond pure research prototypes
Successful supervision of bachelor, master and doctoral students
Collaboration with other research groups, industry, NGOs as well as open-source and community initiatives, for example in the context of publicly funded collaborative research projects
Successfully competing for funding by national, European and international funding bodies
Transfer and commercialization of research results, for example, through open-source software or contractual research and development for public institutions, industry or other stakeholders
The ideal candidate holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics or a related field and is able to combine theoretical and practical aspects in his/her work. The candidate should have a background in a field relevant for Web and Data Science, such as:
Semantic technologies, linked data, knowledge graphs and ontology engineering
Artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and machine learning
Natural language processing and information retrieval
Software engineering and modern application development
Data management, integration and analysis
Human-computer interaction and data visualization
Fluent English communication skills are a fundamental requirement; command of the German language is a plus.
What we offer:
The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology – Program Area C, Research and Development, is looking to employ a
to join the Data Science & Digital Libraries Research Group (Prof. Dr. Sören Auer) at the earliest possible opportunity.
The position is initially limited to 3 years with envisioned extension. The regular weekly working time is 39.8 hours (full-time). The position is only suitable for part-time work to a limited extent. The remuneration is based on pay scale group 14 TV-L.
What we offer
In TIB’s Research and Development Department, you have the opportunity to further your scientific development in a dynamic and excellent research environment. We provide a scientifically and intellectually inspiring environment with an entrepreneurial mindset embedded in a leading technical university and one of the largest technical information centres being part of the Leibniz Association.
The research department at the TIB is relatively young and offers many opportunities. It is our vision to rethink the representation and provision of data and information and to organize them in an Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG) in the future. There is a close cooperation with the L3S Research Centre at Leibniz University Hannover, one of the world's leading research institutes in the field of Web & Data Science, within the Leibniz Joint Lab Data Science & Open Knowledge.
Last but not least, we attach great importance to an open and creative working atmosphere in which it is fun to work.
Furthermore, we offer
Financing for necessary equipment, conference and research visit travel
The successful candidate will work in the context of a national, European or international research and innovation project
A portfolio of technology components to build on, including ORKG, OpenResearch.org, TIB AV-Portal, DBpedia.org and other
A modern workplace in a central location of Hanover with a collegial, attractive and versatile working environment
Comprehensive and intensive training in an interesting, varied and future-oriented field of activity
Flexible working hours (flexitime) as well as offers for reconciling work and family life such as mobile work and remote work options
An employer with a wide range of internal and external further education and training measures, workplace health promotion and a supplementary pension scheme for the public sector (VBL)
Discount for employees in the canteens of the Studentenwerk Hannover as well as the possibility to use the various offers of the University Sports Hannover
A job in the public service with a salary in pay scale group 14 TV-L according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service in Germany (TV-L), including a special annual payment and 30 days of vacation per year
If you are interested, questions regarding the position can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Director of TIB and head of the TIB research department, by mail at email@example.com.
Paper applications are also possible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your complete application documents with the subject 40/2021 before July 1st, 2021 addressed to the given address or alternatively as a single PDF document file to firstname.lastname@example.org. For applications in digital from, please send a PDF file with a maximum size of 10 MB.
TIB is an equal opportunity employer, providing ideal working conditions, and continuously taking action to enable its employees to combine career interests with family life.
Severely disabled candidates with comparable qualifications will be given preferential treatment. We welcome applications from all nationalities.
Please note that your application documents will not be returned and application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.
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