Research Associate (TV-L E13) Knowledge-Aware Computing

From International Center for Computational Logic
  •   Remuneration:1 E 13 TV-L (salary table)
  •   Workload: Full time 100%
  •   Start: as soon as possible
  •   Duration:2 31 Dec 2022
  •   Contact: Markus Krötzsch
  •   Application deadline: January 7, 2021

At the research group Knowledge-Based Systems we are inviting applications for a

Research Associate (TV-L E13) Knowledge-Aware Computing

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.


Please submit your comprehensive application with indication of the position (ScaDS.AI-4) including the usual documents by January 7, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to TU Dresden, Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen, Herrn Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel – persönlich -, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf-document to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

For questions about the topics of the positiob, work environment, and perspective at TU Dresden beyond the time of this offer, please contact Markus Krötzsch.

1)subject to personal qualification
2)governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (WissZeitVG)

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:
  • Creativity and eagerness to actively develop and realize own ideas
  • Proficiency in the area of symbolic AI (ontologies, knowledge graphs, logic programs, planning, etc.) and in the development of software prototypes in common programming languages
  • Independently organizing their work, keen on working with teams of experts across other projects, and fluent in English, oral and written

Postdocs should have made significant research contributions to one of the above areas.

Tasks: As a member of the team in sub-project „Knowledge-Aware Computing“ of the competence centre ScaDS.AI, you will be researching new methods for representation and processing human knowledge in intelligent systems. Together with other researchers, you will be working on one or several of the following tasks:

  • Development of new approaches to use and create big knowledge graphs, such as Wikidata, Open Street Maps and Wikimedia Commons,
  • Combination of knowledge-based systems with relevant application fields of AI, such as language understanding, software analysis, or planning
  • Implementation of prototypes and their empirical evaluation

The position is focussed on foundational research. Publication and presentation of research results at international venues are important parts of the work.

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 ScaDS.AI and TU Dresden, one of the leading German research universities. Dresden is a highly livable city with a rich cultural life and beautiful nature.