Research Associate

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
according to salary group E 13 TV-L
Oct 26, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jan 24, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, the Chair for Knowledge-Based Systems invites applications for a

Research Associate

(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

within the competence centre “Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence“ (ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig)  starting as soon as possible. The position is fixed-term until 31.12.2022. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - Wis-sZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

Tasks: As a member of the team in sub-project „Knowledge-Aware Computing“ of the competence centre, you will be researching new methods for representation and processing human knowledge in intelligent systems. Together with other researchers, you will be working on one or several of the following tasks:

  • Development of new approaches for integrating several AI methods (such as machine learning, planning, and optimisation) into knowledge-based systems
  • Design of architectures and algorithms for intelligent, knowledge-based systems
  • Implementation of prototypes and their empirical evaluation

The position is focussed on foundational research. Publication and presentation of research results at international venues are important parts of the work.

Requirements: very good university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in computer science or a related area, and if applicable significant research contributions to one of the mentioned topics. We are looking for motivated and talented staff members with specific background knowledge or prior experience in the following topics:

  • Symbolic methods of artificial intelligence in areas such as knowledge representation, logic programming, or logical reasoning
  • and applications of further AI methods, such as ML, NLP, or optimisation
  • Design and implementation of related systems in common programming languages

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.

As a member of the Knowledge-Based Systems group 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 ScaDS.AI and TU Dresden, one of the leading German research universities. Dresden is a highly livable city with a rich cultural life and beautiful nature.

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 17.11.2020 (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 or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Informatik, Institut für Theoretische Informatik, Professur für Wissenbasierte Systeme, Herrn Prof. Dr. Markus Krötzsch, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further information about data protection is available to you on the website: https: // 

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