Knowledge Technology for Intelligent Neural Systems

The Department of Informatics, Knowledge Technology Institute invites
applications for a

Knowledge Technology for Intelligent Systems

As a University of Excellence, the University of Hamburg is one of the
strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in
the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts
to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes
sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally,
nationally, and internationally. The position in accordance with Section
28 subsection 1 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches
Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1  March  2020  or  as  soon  as

This is a fixed term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the
academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz,
WissZeitVG). The initial fixed term is three years. The position calls
for 100% of standard work hours per week.

Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct
research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to
pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral
dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made
available for the research associate´s own academic work.

Specific Duties:
The successful candidate will contribute to teaching related to the
Knowledge Technology Institute (4hrs/teaching week), in particular to
Data-driven Intelligent Systems, but also to Research Methods or
Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, the candidate is
expected to conduct research in the area of Knowledge Technology and
Intelligent Systems, in particular Neural Networks and Human-Robot
Interaction. PhD candidates have the opportunity to advance their
academic education through the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

A university degree in a relevant field. Academic degree in computer
science qualifying the post holder to carry out the above-mentioned
duties. In particular, an MSc or equivalent in the area of Intelligent
Systems is desired. Your demonstrated research interests should be in
the areas of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Systems (e.g. Neural
Networks, Intelligent Robotics, Natural Language Processing, Vision, or
Hybrid Knowledge Representation etc). Publication experience is
desirable. We are looking for very good communication skills and
evidence for teamwork.

A very good command of both German and English is a requirement for
teaching and research.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As
women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universit„t
Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on
gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we
encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and
suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status
receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter
( or consult our website at

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae,
language certificates German and English, and copies of degree
certificate(s).  Please send applications by 15 February 2020 or before
the position gets filled to: Ms Katja Koesters
( in a single pdf document .

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return
them. Any documents sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application
process has concluded.

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