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Tech­ni­sche Infor­ma­ti­ons­bi­blio­thek (TIB) - Pro­gram Area C, Research and Devel­op­ment

TIB, being part of the Leib­niz Research Asso­ci­ation, is with around 550 employ­ees one of the largest tech­nical inform­a­tion centres in Ger­many, hav­ing three main func­tions:
1. Act­ing in the capa­city of the Leib­niz Inform­a­tion Centre for Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy, our for­ward-look­ing ser­vices secure the infra­struc­tural require­ments for provid­ing research­ers in sci­ence and industry with high-qual­ity inform­a­tion and lit­er­at­ure.
2. Car­ry­ing out cut­ting edge research to fur­ther expand TIB’s role as a Ger­man inform­a­tion centre for the digit­isa­tion of sci­ence and tech­no­logy.
3. Offer lib­rary ser­vices for the Leib­niz Uni­versity Han­nover.

Research Asso­ci­ate / PhD Can­did­ate in Research Data Man­age­ment (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

The Leib­niz Inform­a­tion Centre for Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy – Tech­nis­che Inform­a­tions­bib­lio­thek (TIB) – Pro­gram Area C, Research and Devel­op­ment, is look­ing to employ a

Research Asso­ci­ate / PhD Can­did­ate in Research Data Man­age­ment (m/f/d)

to work in the Leib­niz Joint Lab Data Sci­ence and Open Know­ledge of the TIB Research and Devel­op­ment depart­ment and the L3S Research Cen­ter under the super­vi­sion of Dr. Javad Cham­an­ara and Prof. Dr. Sören Auer.

The pos­i­tion is lim­ited to 3 years with envi­sioned exten­sion. The reg­u­lar weekly work­ing time is 29.85 hours (part-time, 75 %). The remu­ner­a­tion is based on pay scale group 13 TV-L.

Your tasks
The research and devel­op­ment focus of the PhD pos­i­tion is on innov­at­ive Research Data Man­age­ment and Semantic Tech­no­lo­gies. The PhD topic will be in the con­text of third-party fun­ded pro­jects in the area of research data man­age­ment and the Ger­man National Research Data Infra­struc­ture ini­ti­at­ive (NFDI). The aim is to research and develop tech­niques for rep­res­ent­ing, integ­rat­ing, man­aging semantic­ally and ana­lys­ing struc­tured, rich rep­res­ent­a­tions of research data and schol­arly con­tri­bu­tions using onto­lo­gies and know­ledge graphs. The can­did­ate has the oppor­tun­ity to choose his/her dis­ser­ta­tion scope from the vari­ety of research paths provided by the pro­jects.


The can­did­ate’s com­pet­ence area should be squarely rooted in com­puter sci­ence or related fields. The can­did­ate should be able to think cre­at­ively, grasp new know­ledge quickly, be able to com­bine abstract reas­on­ing with con­crete prob­lem solv­ing and be inter­ested in mas­ter­ing com­plex chal­lenges.

  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter or com­par­able) in a rel­ev­ant field like Com­puter Sci­ence, Math­em­at­ics or Inform­a­tion Sci­ence.
  • Pro­fi­ciency in spoken and writ­ten Eng­lish. Pro­fi­ciency in Ger­man is a plus.
  • Excel­lent pro­fi­ciency in mod­ern pro­gram­ming lan­guages (espe­cially Python, Java and JavaS­cript) and mod­ern soft­ware engin­eer­ing meth­od­o­lo­gies. Proven team soft­ware devel­op­ment skills.
  • Research and tech­no­logy interest in Data Man­age­ment, Know­ledge Rep­res­ent­a­tion and Reas­on­ing, Semantic Tech­no­lo­gies and Web Engin­eer­ing
  • Interest in data man­age­ment accord­ing to the FAIR prin­ciples, data integ­ra­tion, semantic integ­ra­tion and query­ing of data as well as a pas­sion for mas­ter­ing and apply­ing formal meth­ods through proven tech­no­lo­gies.

What we of­fer:

In TIB’s Research and Devel­op­ment Depart­ment, you have the oppor­tun­ity to fur­ther your sci­entific devel­op­ment in a dynamic and excel­lent research envir­on­ment. We provide a sci­en­tific­ally and intel­lec­tu­ally inspir­ing envir­on­ment with an entre­pren­eur­ial mind­set embed­ded in a lead­ing tech­nical uni­versity and one of the largest tech­nical inform­a­tion centres being part of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation.

The research depart­ment at the TIB is rel­at­ively young and offers many oppor­tun­it­ies. Cur­rently, there are five research groups in the depart­ment: Data Sci­ence and Digital Lib­rar­ies, Sci­entific Data Man­age­ment, Know­ledge Infra­struc­tures, Learn­ing and Skills Ana­lyt­ics, and Visual Ana­lyt­ics. Com­mon to all research groups is the vis­ion to rethink the rep­res­ent­a­tion and pro­vi­sion of data and inform­a­tion and to organ­ize them in an Open Research Know­ledge Graph (ORKG) in the future. There is a close cooper­a­tion with the Research Cen­ter L3S of Leib­niz Uni­versity Han­nover - the L3S is one of the world's lead­ing research insti­tutes in the fields of Web & Data Sci­ence. Last but not least, we attach great import­ance to an open and cre­at­ive work­ing atmo­sphere in which it is fun to work.

Fur­ther­more, we offer
  • Fund­ing for neces­sary equip­ment, con­fer­ence and research visit travel
  • A mod­ern work­place in a cent­ral loc­a­tion of Han­nover with a col­legial, attract­ive and ver­sat­ile work­ing envir­on­ment
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours (flexi­time) as well as offers for recon­cil­ing work and fam­ily life, such as mobile work
  • An employer with a wide range of internal and external fur­ther edu­ca­tion and train­ing meas­ures, work­place health pro­mo­tion and a sup­ple­ment­ary pen­sion scheme for the pub­lic sec­tor (VBL)
  • Dis­count for employ­ees in the canteens of the Stu­den­ten­werk Han­nover as well as the pos­sib­il­ity to use the vari­ous offers of the Uni­versity Sports Han­nover
  • A salary accord­ing to the pro­vi­sions of the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic ser­vice in Ger­many (TV-L)

If you are inter­ested, ques­tions regard­ing the pos­i­tion can be addressed to Dr. Javad Cham­an­ara by mail at

How to ap­ply:

In addi­tion to your CV, please enclose a let­ter of recom­mend­a­tion and a motiv­a­tional state­ment with your applic­a­tion. To sub­mit your applic­a­tion, please use our online applic­a­tion form on our homepage.

Paper applic­a­tions are also pos­sible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your com­plete applic­a­tion doc­u­ments with the sub­ject 50/2019 before Decem­ber 10, 2019 addressed to

Tech­nis­che Inform­a­tions­bib­lio­thek (TIB)
Herrn Daniel Eilers
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Han­nover

or altern­at­ively as a single PDF doc­u­ment file to For applic­a­tions in digital from, please send a PDF file with a max­imum size of 10 MB.

TIB is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer, provid­ing ideal work­ing con­di­tions, and con­tinu­ously tak­ing action to enable its employ­ees to com­bine career interests with fam­ily life. It wants to pro­mote equal career oppor­tun­it­ies for women and men in par­tic­u­lar and there­fore urges qual­i­fied women to apply.

Severely dis­abled can­did­ates with com­par­able qual­i­fic­a­tions will be given pref­er­en­tial treat­ment.

Please note that your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will not be returned, and applic­a­tion and travel costs can­not be reim­bursed.

For more inform­a­tion about the TIB, please visit:

We look for­ward to receiv­ing your applic­a­tion!