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At the L3S research centre, three posts are available as

Science staff member (PhD and PostDoc, m/f/d) – Intelligent Search (EntgGr. 13/14 TV-L, 100 %)

to be filled as soon as possible.

The positions are initially limited to 2023 /2024 depending on the project, with the possibility to
extension, and offer the possibility of doctoral studies. The scope of the position corresponds to 100 %
of the collectively agreed working hours.

In the context of new research projects of the L3S, new methods of intelligent search support are investigated based on research in artificial intelligence (in particular machine learning), text analysis and recommendation methods. Your task will be to work independently on relevant research questions and development tasks together with all project partners and to publish scientific results of your research.

Employment requirements
The prerequisite for employment is a completed scientific university degree (master's or diploma) in computer science or from a similar field. For a PostDoc position with higher salary level (TV-L 14) a PhD degree in computer science is required. Ideally, you will also bring in-depth knowledge in the focus areas of information retrieval, artificial intelligence and machine learning. You should have the ability and willingness to work with experts from different scientific and technical disciplines. Furthermore, a very good command of English is required; knowledge of German is also an advantage.

Our offer
We offer you the opportunity to work on research projects creatively, independently and on your own responsibility in an inspiring and collegial team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally and to publish at international conferences as part of your doctoral project and to exchange ideas with researchers at an international level.

Leibniz Universität sees itself as a family-friendly university and therefore promotes the reconciliation of work and family life. The job is suitable for occupation by part-time staff, provided that this can be fully covered overall.

The university has set itself the goal of particularly promoting the professional equality of women and men. To this end, it strives to reduce this underrepresentation in areas in which one gender is underrepresented. Women are underrepresented in the pay grade of the advertised position. Qualified women are therefore invited to apply. Applications from qualified men are also welcome. Severely disabled persons with the same qualifications will be given preference.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl.

Please send your application with the usual documents by 30.09.2021 in electronic form to


or alternatively by post to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover
Research Center L3S Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl
Appelstr. 4
30167 Hanover

The search will continue until all positions are filled.

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