The Knowledge Technology Research Institute at the University of Hamburg
invites applications for a Research Associate (Postdoc or postdoc-level/
final year PhD candidate) in accordance with Section 28 subsection 2
of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschul-
gesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1 Feb 2019 or as soon
as possible and is for three years plus a three year extension option
subject to the availability of resources.
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.
The successful candidate will manage the international Master Programme
in Computer Science (Intelligent Adaptive Systems) as well as contribute
to teaching (4hrs/teaching week). Furthermore, the candidate is expected
to conduct research in the area of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent
A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate prefered.
Academic degree preferably in computer science qualifying the post
holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities. In particular,
an MSc or PhD in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science is essential.
This post is open to Postdocs or experienced PhD candidates. Your
demonstrated research interests should be in the areas of Knowledge
Technology and Intelligent Systems (e.g. Neural Networks, Robotics,
Natural Language Processing, Vision, or Knowledge Representation
etc). You should have published in a field relevant to this post.
We are also looking for very good communication 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,
Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally
qualified non-disabled applicants.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter,
Head of Knowledge Technology Institute or consult our website at
Applications should include an application letter, full curriculum
vitae, pdf of best international publications, copies of degree
certificates, evidence for required German and English language.
The application deadline is 19 Dec 2018.
Please email applications in a single pdf file to:
Ms Katja Koesters, firstname.lastname@example.org