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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Insti­tute of Theo­re­ti­cal Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Chair of Know­ledge-Based Sys­tems

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Posi­tion/ Post­doc

(sub­ject to per­sonal qual­i­fic­a­tion employ­ees are remu­ner­ated accord­ing to salaray group E 13 TV-L)
The Insti­tute of The­or­et­ical Com­puter Sci­ence, Chair of Know­ledge-Based Sys­tems, invites applic­a­tions within the Col­lab­or­at­ive Research Cen­ter CRC/TR 248 „Found­a­tions of Per­spicu­ous Soft­ware Sys­tems“ start­ing as soon as pos­sible. The pos­i­tion fixed-term to 31st Decem­ber 2022. The period of employ­ment is gov­erned by the Fixed Term Research Con­tracts Act (Wis­senschaft­szeitver­trags­ge­setz - Wis­sZeitVG). The pos­i­tion is suit­able for PhD Stu­dents and for Postdocs and offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion (e.g. PhD or habil­it­a­tion thesis).
The Com­puter Sci­ence CRC/Trans­re­gio 248 lays the sci­entific found­a­tions for the cyber-phys­ical sys­tems of the future, enabling them to explain their func­tion­al­ity and beha­viour (so-called Per­spicu­ous Sys­tems). We are research­ing a found­a­tional and applic­able the­ory of explan­a­tions for all facets of sys­tem beha­viour, as well as visual and verbal elu­cid­a­tion meth­ods for diverse user groups. More inform­a­tion can be found at www.perspicuous-computing.science.
As a mem­ber of the Chair of Know­ledge-Based Sys­tems you will be part of a suc­cess­ful team of exper­i­enced research­ers of many nation­al­it­ies and back­grounds. You will work in the vibrant sci­entific envir­on­ment of the CRC/TR 248 and TU Dresden, one of the lead­ing Ger­man research uni­versit­ies. Dresden is a highly liv­able city with a rich cul­tural life and beau­ti­ful nature.

Work­ing field:

As a mem­ber of the pro­ject teams in sub-pro­jects E3 and A4 of the Col­la­bo­ra­tive Rese­arch Cen­ter, you will be rese­ar­ching new methods of intel­li­gent infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing based on under­stand­a­ble rules. You will be working on one or several of the fol­lo­wing tasks:
  • Design of under­stand­a­ble deve­lop­ment envi­ron­ments for rules;
  • Deve­lop­ment of effi­ci­ent algo­rithms for eva­lua­ting logi­cal rules;
  • Imple­men­ta­tion of pro­to­ty­pes and their empi­ri­cal eva­lua­tion.
The posi­tion is focus­sed on foun­da­tio­nal rese­arch. Publi­ca­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion of rese­arch results at inter­na­tio­nal venues is an important part of the work.

Require­ments:

We are loo­king for moti­va­ted and talen­ted staff mem­bers with a very good uni­ver­sity degree (M.Sc. or equi­va­lent) in com­pu­ter sci­ence or a rela­ted area, if app­li­ca­ble a PhD, and with spe­ci­fic back­ground know­ledge or prior expe­ri­ence in one or more of the fol­lo­wing topics:
  • Arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, espe­ci­ally know­ledge rep­re­sen­ta­tion and rea­so­ning
  • Data­ba­ses and effi­ci­ent pro­ces­sing of large data­sets
  • Design and imple­men­ta­tion of Soft­ware­pro­to­ty­pes, inclu­ding user inter­faces
Post­docs should have made signi­fi­cant rese­arch con­tri­bu­ti­ons to one of the above areas. Can­di­da­tes should be inde­pen­dent in orga­ni­sing their work, keen on working with teams of experts across other pro­jects, and flu­ent in Eng­lish, oral and writ­ten.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions from women are par­tic­u­larly wel­come. The same applies to people with dis­ab­il­it­ies.
Please sub­mit your com­pre­hens­ive applic­a­tion (includ­ing CV and state­ment of research interest) by 29.11.2019 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies), prefer­ably via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by send­ing it as a single pdf doc­u­ment to secretary_wbs@mailbox.tu-dresden.de or by mail to:

TU Dresden
Fak­ultät Inform­atik
Insti­tut für The­or­et­ische Inform­atik
Pro­fes­sur für Wis­sens­basierte Systeme
Herrn Prof. Dr. Markus Krötz­sch
Helm­holtz­str. 10
01069 Dresden.

Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attend­ing inter­views can­not be reim­bursed.

Ref­er­ence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­cessed, as well as fur­ther inform­a­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis