Open PhD/PostDoc Position in Data & Information Science

The following position is offered by the WISS Research Group at
Stuttgart Media University, lead by Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert, one of our
cooperating partners. If desired, doing your PhD thesis and working
within the DWS Research Group is possible, too, depending on your
qualifications and research topic and subject to approval of one of our

Stuttgart Media University educates media specialists for enterprises, organizations, and other institutions. With sixteen Bachelors and nine Masters programs, we provide an attractive academic environment for over 4,500 students. In the Web-based Information Systems and Services Research Group (WISS,, directed by Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert, we are offering a full-time position for a


IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTER, DATA & INFORMATION SCIENCE (Stuttgart / Frankfurt) up to paygrade E13 TV-L, reference number SS1602AM

The position is for a fixed term of two years, which may be extended to three years subject to a positive evaluation of the project by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Use of the project results in a PhD thesis is encouraged.

In the context of a DFG-funded project with the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt/Main, WISS is developing an online information service, “Jewish Studies”, for exploring Hebrew literature. WISS is responsible for developing the processes for data integration and data enrichment on which the innovative research services will be based. Because of the close cooperation within the project, it would be possible to work part-time or completely in Frankfurt; a workplace can be provided both in Stuttgart and in Frankfurt.

Your duties:

  • Autonomous completion of the project
  • Development and implementation of suitable processes for data integration and enrichment
  • Co-development and evaluation of a coordinated workflow with the University Library in Frankfurt
  • Evaluation and documentation of the results

We offer:

  • Work with the latest technologies in an exciting research field
  • Flexible worktime models and the option of home working or telework
  • Compatibility of family and work life

Your profile:

  • University degree (Masters or similar) in Computer Science or a related field
  • Programming skills, ideally in Java
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Self-starter

Knowledge of data integration, Linked Open Data, XML or Web technology is a plus. For any questions, do not hesitate to ask Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert via email.

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