Doctoral or postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d): Artificial Intelligence

From International Center for Computational Logic

Doctoral or postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d): Artificial Intelligence

Job advertisement for: research assistant (f/m) / doctoral student (f/m)
The Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems, invites applications, subject to resources being available, for a

Research Associate / PhD Position/ Postdoc

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salaray group E 13 TV-L: see salary table, details subject to personal experience and tax status)

within the Collaborative Research Center CRC/TR 248 Foundations of Perspicuous Software Systems starting on 1st March 2019. 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., Ph.D. 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.

Tasks: 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.

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 31st of January 2019 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail by sending it as a single pdf document to Markus Krötzsch 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.