Vacancies for PhD Positions on Semantic Web Technologies

The University of Mannheim is looking for

2 PhD Positions (BAT IIa German Salary Scale)

The candidates will carry out work in the context of the
"Knowledge-based Information Processing for Distributed Complex
Applications" research group funded by
the German Science Foundation under the Emmy-Noether Programm for
scientific excellence. The positions are temporary with an initial
duration of 3 years and an option of a 2 year extension in case of a
successful review after 3 years. Candidates are expected to

- carry out research in the thematic context of the research group
  and present the result at international conferences and workshops
- cooperation with researchers in other European countries
- write a PhD on a topic connected with the topic of the research group
- support the development and organization of the research group
- support teaching in the bachelor programs in computer science,
  in particular in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Semantic web

We expect candidates to have a university degree in computer science or
a related discipline, good programming skills as well as good knowledge
of the English language in reading and writing. Experience in scientific
work, e.g. as student assistant as well as proven knowledge in one of the
following areas are of advantage:

- logic-based knowledge representation, in particular ontologies and
  semantic web technologies
- distributed systems, in particular information storage and retrieval
  in P2P systems

We offer a competitive salary and interesting work in the context of
a prestigious grant with the chance for personal development and a good
integration in the semantic web research community.

Further questions about the positions and the research topics are answered
by Heiner Stuckenschmidt (

Applications should be sent as PDF document by email to

Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Institut fuer Praktische Informatik
Universitaet Mannheim
A5, 6 68159 Mannheim

Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Institut fuer Praktische Informatik
Universitaet Mannheim
A5, 6, Room C216
68159 Mannheim, Germany 
Tel.: +49 621 181 2530
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