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Research positions are open at Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, Department of Compute

 Research positions are open at Semantic Technology Institute (STI)Innsbruck,Department of Computer Science, Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria.

STI Innsbruck (www.sti-innsbruck.at) is a research group at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck engaged in research and development to bring information and communication technologies of the future into today`s world. STI Innsbruck is currently looking for candidates for the following positions:

Researchers - PhD Students, Master Students:

We are searching for new staff to help us with new projects:

European Commission-funded project (Horizon 2020) smashHit: Smart Dispatcher for Secure and Controlled Sharing of Distributed Personal and Industrial Data aims to assure trusted and secure sharing of data streams from both personal and industrial platforms, needed to build sectorial and cross-sectorial services, by establishing a framework for processing of data owner consent and legal rules and effective contracting, as well as joint security and privacy-preserving mechanisms.

FFG-funded project (IKT der Zukunft - Ausschreibung DE-AT Datenwirtschaft) CampaNeo: Platform for Real-time Vehicle Data Campaigns develops an open platform on which private and public institutions can create campaigns and collect and analyze vehicle data in real-time. The goal is to set up a prototype platform for secure campaign-based data collection in Hanover, Wolfsburg and in cross-regional scenarios, as well as the implementation of the first smart use cases based on the campaign data. 

Furthermore, our researchers continuously acquire new projects.

We offer:

  • Work and study location with the highest living standard and stunning nature.
  • Possibility to perform computer science research on cutting-edge applied topics of global significance, at one of the best-ranked universities in Austria.
  • Direct cooperation with the most important and large European technology industry (Volkswagen AG, Germany; Atos Spain), as well as city administrations, legal experts, insurance companies, and academic institutions.
  • PhD/Master university education in English, which is free of charge for the citizens of the EU countries and many other countries, or available for a very moderate fee for further countries (check your situation at: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/organisation/kosten-foerderungen/studienbeitrag-und-foerderungen/studienbeitrag-und-foerderungen.html)
  • University project-based employment contracts up with up to 3 years in duration (the maximal employment level at the PhD student position is 40 hours a week, and for a Master student position is 20 hours a week), with a possibility of extension
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working hours, and other university employment benefits (see: https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/index.html.en)

 

Responsibilities (PhD student):

  • Conduction of world-class research
  • Implementation of research project(s)
  • Writing a doctoral dissertation
  • Writing of research papers (for workshops, conferences, journals) and project reports, and participation in conferences, meetings
  • Supervision of students  
  • Training and further education
  • Administrative tasks

Required qualifications (PhD student):

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent degree
  • Research interest and experience in areas such as Semantic Technology, Knowledge Graphs, (Semantic) Web Services, Data Value Chain, Explainable AI (Artificial Intelligence), Smart Contracting and Blockchain, Rule-based Systems, Sensor Data Processing and Modelling, Online Communication and Marketing, as well as in interdisciplinary work involving ethics, legal, economic, and behavioural sciences
  • Experience in programming: Java, Web frameworks such as Angular, and/or other relevant technologies
  • Good English language skills, knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Willingness to work in an international team
  • Willingness to combine formal research with real-world practice in national and international projects

 

Responsibilities (Master student):

  • Implementation of research project(s)
  • Conduction of high-quality research
  • Writing a Master thesis
  • Contribution to writing of research papers (for workshops, conferences, journals) and project reports, and participation in conferences, meetings
  • Training and further education
  • Administrative tasks

Required qualifications (Master student):

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or an equivalent degree
  • Research interest in areas such as Semantic Technology, Knowledge Graphs, (Semantic) Web Services, Data Value Chain, Explainable AI (Artificial Intelligence), Smart Contracting and Blockchain, Rule-based Systems, Sensor Data Processing and Modelling, Online Communication and Marketing, as well as in interdisciplinary work involving ethics, legal, economic, and behavioural sciences
  • Experience in programming: Java, Web frameworks such as Angular, and/or other relevant technologies
  • Good English language skills, knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Willingness to work in an international team
  • Willingness to combine formal research with real-world practice in national and international projects

 

Application:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications (when available), a research statement, and be sent via email (PDF, text, or postscript only) to hr@sti2.at

The project and the thesis work will be supervised by Ass.-Prof. Dr. Anna Fensel.

Additional information regarding our organization’s research and projects, and further information concerning this position is available at http://www.sti-innsbruck.at.