Job posting: PostDoc - STI Innsbruck



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PostDoc – STI Innsbruck




Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck

Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria




STI Innsbruck is a research institute at the  <> University of Innsbruck engaged in research and development of semantic technologies. Focus is on the increased automatisation of content and service delivery, as well as multi-channel communication and dissemination. STI Innsbruck is currently seeking candidates for the following position:






We are searching for new staff to help us in projects such as:


MSEE: The first Grand Challenge for MSEE project is to make SSME (Service Science Management and Engineering) evolve towards Manufacturing Systems and Factories of the Future. 

BIG: Building an industrial community around Big Data in Europe is the priority of this project, together with setting up the necessary collaboration and dissemination infrastructure to link technology suppliers, integrators and leading user organizations. 

PRELIDA: The Linked Data cloud has specific characteristics in terms of structuring, interlinkage, dynamicity and distribution that pose new challenges to the preservation community. PRELIDA will organize in-depth discussions among the linked data and preservation communities to identify which of these characteristics require novel solutions, and to develop road maps for addressing the new challenges.

PlanetData: The main aim of PlanetData is to establish an interdisciplinary, sustainable European community of researchers, helping organizations to expose their data on the Web in a useful way.

SUPPORT aims to raise the current level of port security by integrating legacy port systems with new surveillance and information management systems using semantic technology.



Furthermore our researchers continuously acquire new projects.



We offer:


The stimulating environment of a research institute in the fields of Semantic Web, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Web Services, Semantic Technologies beyond the Web, Service-Oriented Architectures, and formal languages


Long-term collaboration with well-known academic institutions and major companies around the world


A multicultural working place with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a competitive salary and resources including funding for attending international conferences, PhD symposia, summer schools, etc.


The annual gross salary for a Postdoctoral researcher (full time position) at our institute (depending on the specific qualification): from € 55.818



We expect:


An excellent PhD degree, or equivalent academic degree, in Computer Science or related disciplines


Research interest in at least one of the areas Knowledge Representation, Logics (e.g. Description Logics, First-order Logics, Logic Programming), Ontology Languages, or related Semantic Web topics


Practical experience in computational aspects of logics and the construction of respective software systems are a definite plus for applicants


The willingness to combine formal scientific work with application-oriented research in projects funded by the European Commission and national Austrian agencies


We are looking for individuals who will be able to continue their existing field of research within our ongoing and new research projects. The senior positions will also include management responsibility for a research cluster of 3 – 6 junior researchers



To apply:


Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research statement and the names and addresses of at least three referees, via email (text, postscript or PDF only) to  <> 


Additional information regarding our organization’s research and projects, and further information concerning this position is available at  <>




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