Open Positions: 3 PhDs/Postdocs in NLP / Web Data Integration / Machine Learning

The Data and Web Science Group [1] at the University of Mannheim invites applications for

THREE PHD/POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN NLP / WEB DATA INTEGRATION/ MACHINE LEARNING

Applicants should have a strong (undergraduate/graduate) degree in computer science, natural language processing, data science, or a related discipline and strong coding skills. Applicants on the postdoc level are expected to have a proven publication track record at top-tier venues.

The researchers will work on topics at the intersection between representation learning, (multilingual) natural language understanding, information extraction, data integration and applications to semi-structured data on the Web.

  • Position 1 will focus on representation learning for information extraction and data integration with applications in knowledge graph completion and product data integration (PI: Christian Bizer [2]).
  • Position 2 is open to work on a variety of topics at the intersection between representation learning, (multilingual) natural language understanding and generation and applications (PI: Simone Ponzetto [3]).
  • Position 3 focuses on representation learning for large-scale graph data and relational data. (PI: Rainer Gemulla [4])

Duration: 2 years (position 1+2) with the option of extension or 3 years (position 3) with the option of extension.

Salary range: According to German public scale TV-L E13 100% (commensurate with experience and qualifications, starts at approx. 50,000 Euro per year before taxation). 

Teaching: Duties include 4 hours teaching per week during terms (Sept-Dec and Feb-May).

PhD thesis: The researchers are given the opportunity to work towards a PhD thesis (if applicable).

Applications can be made per e-mail (jobs informatik.uni-mannheim.de) and should include a research statement, CV including a list of publications and published software, as well as university transcripts. All documents should be e-mailed as a single PDF. The positions are open until filled, with reviewing of applications to start December 1st 2021. Potential applicants are welcome to get in touch with Christian Bizer, Simone Paolo Ponzetto, or Rainer Gemulla for informal enquiries before applying.

We are a young research group that takes diversity very seriously. Female and international candidates are warmly encouraged to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

[1] https://tinyurl.com/2s65jfe5

[2] http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/bizer

[3] https://dblp.org/pid/04/2532.html

[4] https://www.uni-mannheim.de/dws/people/professors/prof-dr-rainer-gemulla/

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