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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.

Postdoc­toral Research­ers (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

  • Research and devel­op­ment of meth­ods for know­ledge extrac­tion, integ­ra­tion and dis­cov­ery for large repos­it­or­ies of het­ero­gen­eous sci­entific data sources
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the pre­par­a­tion of applic­a­tions for third-party fund­ing
  • Pre­par­a­tion of sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions
  • Co-super­vi­sion of doc­toral stu­dents
  • Design and devel­op­ment of soft­ware solu­tions for innov­at­ive know­ledge man­age­ment ser­vices
  • Own fur­ther qual­i­fic­a­tion with the per­spect­ive of lead­ing your own junior research group

Require­ments:

  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter or com­par­able) in com­puter sci­ence and a very good doc­tor­ate / PhD
  • Very good know­ledge in one or more of these areas: Big Data Man­age­ment, Data­bases, Know­ledge Graphs, Nat­ural Lan­guage Pro­cessing, Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence, Data Ana­lyt­ics, Life Sci­ences, Know­ledge Graphs and related areas
  • Act­ive pub­lic­a­tion activ­it­ies and acquis­i­tion of third-party funds
  • Above-aver­age com­mit­ment, solu­tion ori­ent­a­tion, ini­ti­at­ive and abil­ity to work in a team, inde­pend­ent and struc­tured way of work­ing
  • Excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion com­pet­ence
  • Very good pro­fi­ciency in Eng­lish

What we of­fer:

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

Postdoc­toral Research­ers (m/f/d)

to work in the Sci­entific Data Man­age­ment Group led by Prof. (Univ. Simón Bolívar) Dr. Maria-Esther Vidal at the earli­est pos­sible date.

The pos­i­tions are ini­tially lim­ited to 2 years with envi­sioned exten­sion. The reg­u­lar weekly work­ing time is 39.8 hours (full-time). The pos­i­tions are gen­er­ally suit­able for part-time work. The remu­ner­a­tion is based on pay scale group 13 TV-L.

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
  • Can­did­ates will work in the con­text of a national, European or inter­na­tional research and innov­a­tion pro­ject
  • A port­fo­lio of tech­no­logy com­pon­ents to build on, includ­ing ORKG, Open­Re­search.org, TIB AV-Portal, DBpe­dia.org and other
  • A mod­ern work­place in a cent­ral loc­a­tion of Han­over 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 in pay scale group 13 accord­ing to the pro­vi­sions of the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic ser­vice in Ger­many (TV-L)

If you are inter­ested, ques­tions regard­ing the pos­i­tions can be addressed to Prof. (Univ. Simón Bolívar) Dr. Maria-Esther Vidal, head of Sci­entific Data Man­age­ment Group, by mail at maria.vidal@tib.eu.

How to ap­ply:

In addi­tion to your CV, please include a let­ter of motiv­a­tion with your applic­a­tion. To sub­mit your applic­a­tion, please use the 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 52/2019 before Decem­ber 6, 2019 addressed to the given address or altern­at­ively as a single PDF doc­u­ment file to bewerbung@tib.eu. 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.

We look for­ward to receiv­ing your applic­a­tion!