Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - German National Library of Science and Technology
Acting in the capacity of the German national library of science and technology, our forward-looking services secure the infrastructural requirements for providing researchers in science and industry with high-quality information and literature. The services we offer in our capacity as a University Library ensure that Leibniz Universität Hannover is provided with items locally.
Research group leaders Web & Data Science
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 her work. The candidate is expected to build up her own research group and should have a track record 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 of her field
proven software engineering skills and the ability to develop 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 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
Due to the embedding of the group at Leibniz University of Hannover, Leibniz Information Center for Science & Technology (TIB) and Learning Lab Lower Saxony (L3S) particular emphasis will be on the successful transfer of research results into sustainable technologies, software components and services facilitating high-impact information services as well as societal and industrial applications. Fluent English communication skills are a fundamental requirement; command of German language is a plus.
Fields: 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
Applications: The candidate should be interested to pursue applications of his research in areas including (but not limited to): digital libraries, data integration for science and technology, question answering, scholarly communication, E-learning, open science & crowdsourcing.
What we offer:
We provide an scientifically and intellectually inspiring environment with an entrepreneurial mindset embedded in a leading technical university and one of the largest technical information centers being part of Leibniz research association. Our aim is to provide the environment and resources to make the research group leaders successful in their field.
Research group leaders will have initially one or two PhD student positions assigned.
There is funding available for equipment, conference and research visit travel and all costs required for a successful built-up of the research group.
Possibility to pursue further academic qualifications such as habilitation and teaching experience
A portfolio of technology components to build on, including DBpedia, BigDataEurope Platform, OntoWiki, Qanary QA, SlideWiki etc.
TIB/L3S are already engaged in a number of research projects at the national and European level
How to apply:
Please send your CV, two publications, 1-2 letters of reference and a two pages motivational statement (incl. research, funding and transfer ambitions) to
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Herrn Daniel Eilers
Welfengarten 1 B