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Senior Researcher

The Data Science & Intelligent Systems (DSIS) research group at the Computer Science Institute III, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, lead by Professor Elena Demidova is looking for:

 

Senior Researcher

(in temporary civil servant status, full time)

(Akademische Rätin/Rat im Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit (A13, Vollzeit))

 

in one of the following areas: machine learning, data mining, spatio-temporal data analysis, starting at the earliest date possible.

The DSIS research group develops innovative methods to represent, analyse and learn from very large spatio-temporal datasets in various application areas, including, for example, mobility. Furthermore, we address the usability, explainability, and traceability aspects of data analysis.

Your responsibilities:

  • You advance the DSIS research agenda and develop an internationally competitive publication record in collaboration with the DSIS research group.
  • You take the leading role in the acquisition of competitive third-party funded research projects.
  • You take responsibility for the research project management.
  • You guide doctoral candidates, master students and bachelor students at DSIS towards successful graduation.
  • You conduct teaching in data science, machine learning, databases, and information retrieval at undergraduate and graduate levels in English and German languages. The teaching load is 4 hours per week.

Your profile:

  • University degree (master and doctorate) in computer science or related fields of study
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more relevant areas (s. above)
  • Practical experience with current machine learning methods and libraries such as Apache Spark MLlib, Tensorflow, and Keras, database management systems for spatio-temporal data such as Postgres / PostGis, as well as technologies for distributed data processing such as Hadoop, HBase, and Spark
  • Teaching experience at the university level
  • Ability to lead a research team
  • Experience in research funding acquisition
  • Very good written and spoken English and German
  • Good communication and team skills
  • International experience is desirable

We offer:

  • A varied and demanding job in a group of excellent scientists at one of the leading universities in Germany
  • A salary at the government pay-scale A13 in temporary civil servant status full time
  • The contract duration of 3 years, an extension is possible, subject to career stage and performance
  • Financial support to attend related conferences 
  • Very good transport links and the possibility of purchasing a VRS major customer ticket
  • University pension scheme (VBL)
  • Numerous offers of university sports

Application:

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete application documents, including a motivation letter, research statement, curriculum vitae, certificates and transcripts, as well as the names of two referees, as one PDF file per email to elena.demidova at  cs.uni-bonn.de

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Elena Demidova per email elena.demidova at cs.uni-bonn.de. 

Links: 

DSIS research group: http://dsis.iai.uni-bonn.de/

Research projects: http://dsis.iai.uni-bonn.de/projects

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunities.  

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