[Comp-neuro] [jobs] Postdoc-level in Intelligent Adaptive Systems (including neural networks, nlp and robotics)

Wermter, Stefan wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Wed Apr 20 16:33:23 CEST 2016

The Knowledge Technology Research Group at the University of Hamburg
invites applications for a Research Associate (Postdoc or 
postdoc-level/final year PhD candidate) in accordance with Section
28 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschul-
gesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1 July 2016 or as soon
as possible and is for three years plus a three year extension option.


Duties include teaching and research in the knowledge technology
institute. Research associates can also pursue independent research
and further academic qualifications as well as acquire teaching
experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achieve-
ment. Therefore, at least one-third of set working hours will be made
available for the associate's own academic work.

Specific Duties:

The successful candidate will manage the international Master Pro-
gramme in the field of MSc Intelligent Adaptive Systems as well
as contribute to its teaching (4hrs/teaching week). Furthermore, the
candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Knowledge
Technology and Intelligent Systems. This post is open to Postdocs or
postdoc-level PhD candidates. PhD candidates have the opportunity
to advance their academic education through the completion  of a
doctoral dissertation.


Academic degree preferably in computer science qualifying the post
holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities. In particu-
lar, an MSc or PhD in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science is
essential.  Your demonstrated research interests should be in the
areas of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Systems (e.g. Neural
Networks, Cognitive Robotics, Natural Language Processing, Vision, or
Knowledge Representation ). You should have published papers in this
intelligent systems field. We are also looking for very good com-
munication skills and teamwork; a very good command of both
German and English is a requirement. Experience with teaching or
organisation of MSc programmes is considered an advantage.

The job is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13. The position is
full-time and comprises 39 hours per week.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the
Academic Fixed-Term Labor Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitver-
tragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The initial fixed term is three years. The
contract provides for a maximum extension of another three years de-
pending on the associate's achievements during the first stage.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research
and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally
qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with
the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally
qualified non-disabled applicants.

In case of questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter,
Head of Knowledge Technology Institute or consult our website at

Applications should include an application letter, full curriculum
vitae, pdf of best international publications, copies of degree
certificates and transcripts. The application deadline is 6 May 2016.

Please email applications in a single pdf file to:
Ms Katja Koesters, katja.koesters at informatik.uni-hamburg.de

Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter
Chair of Knowledge Technology Institute
Department of Computer Science, WTM, Building F
University of Hamburg
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany

Email: wermter AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de

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