Open PostDoc Position in Data Search, Data Integration, and Data Mining


The Data and Web Science Group at the University of Mannheim invites applications for the following open position:

    PostDoc in the field of Data Search, Data Integration, and Data Mining for 33 months

in a third party funded research project performed together with a leading German data mining company as industry partner. The project will develop data search methods for enabling large amounts of intranet and web data to be used for (semi-) automatic table extension. Applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data search, information retrieval, and efficient indexing structures
  • Data integration, schema and instance matching, data fusion
  • Data mining, in particular feature creation and selection

The Data and Web Science Group is one of the largest research groups in the area of data science in Germany, comprising of 6 professors and over 20 PostDocs and PhD students, and thus provides a fruitful ecosystem for researchers.

The project builds on earlier work of the group [1-3]. As a PostDoc researcher in the project, you will coordinate 2-3 PhD students working in the same field.  

The position is payed according to German regulations (TV-L 13, >3300€ before tax depending on your experience). The earliest possible starting date is Oct 1, 2015.

We seek to fill the position with a PostDoc researcher, nevertheless PhD candidates with an exceptional track record are also invited to apply.

Applications should contain a CV, a publication list, university transcripts, a link to the PhD/master thesis, as well as a list of personal references.  All applications received until August 21st, 2015 will receive full consideration, but you are invited to send your application earlier.

Applications can be sent via e-mail to ds4dm-project(at) Questions concerning the position are answered via the same email address by Christian Bizer and Heiko Paulheim.

The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Preference will be given to suitably qualified women or persons with disabilities, all other considerations being equal.


[1] Lehmberg et al.: The Mannheim Search Join Engine. JWS 2015,

[2] Ristoski et al.: Mining the Web of Linked Data with RapidMiner. JWS 2015,

[3] Ritze et al.: Matching HTML Tables to DBpedia. WIMS 2015,