[PlanetKR] Open Positions in Semantic Web and Web Science: Senior Researcher and 4 Ph.D. scholarships

Fernando Silva Parreiras fparreiras at netic.com.br
Thu Dec 17 10:39:28 EST 2009

Web Science is a novel discipline at the intersection of several
sciences targeting a better under-standing of the Web and its
users and at the development of new technologies in and for the
Web. The Institute for Web Science & Technologies - WeST - focuses
on Web research revolving around Web retrieval and social Web,
Semantic Web, Interactive Web, Multimedia Web, and Software Web.

Specifically, the Software Web Group concentrates on providing a
ontology-based infrastructure for model-driven software

For strengthening the institute we want to hire a new

Senior researcher/Team leader "Semantic Web" (EGr. 14 TV-L),

for the duration of two years. An extension of the contract will
be possible depending on available funds and research and
leadership performance. Main Tasks involve the coordination of the
Koblenz part of the BMBF-funded project "CollabCloud"
(http://www.collaborationcloud.de) as well as the scientific
guidance of a group of PhD students and undergraduates related to
the topic of "Semantic Web". The position is ideal for further
scientific qualification by strengthening and broadening one's
scientific experience, one's project leadership and project
acquisition capabilities. Requirements for the position include a
Ph.D. with excellent publications in relevant scientific domains,
e.g. data engineering, information retrieval or artificial

Furthermore, we announce full graduate stipends for "Web Science":

4 Ph.D. scholarships "Web Science".

Future Ph.D. students will have an outstanding diploma or master's
degree, excellent analytical capabilities, they will be curious to
investigate interdisciplinary research questions and will have
demonstrated very good programming skills. The Ph.D. students may
spend 3 months of their studies with a partner organization from
one of the international networks of excellence in which WeST is
participating. The duration of the scholarships is for two years
with an extension being possible for a third year. Candidates for
Ph.D. scholarships must prove their entitlement to live in Germany
(e.g. by being European citizen) at the time of their application.

We offer: A creative, active, internationally renowned research
group, support for publication at international conferences,
support in pursuing one's Ph.D. or habilitation, a new,
technically excellent campus, as well as one of the most scenic
places in Germany in close vicinity to major German hubs, such as
Frankfurt and Cologne. Universitaet Koblenz-Landau is an
equal-opportunity employer.

Please find further details at http://west.uni-koblenz.de or get
into contact with Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab. Tel: +49 261/2872761.
All email applications should be addressed to Mrs Werger only
(werger at uni-koblenz.de). Applications received before January 18,
2010, are considered with highest priority.

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