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The research center L3S has a vacancy for a

Research Associate (PhD student, m/f/d) - Machine Learning

(salary grade 13 TV-L, 100 %)

to be filled as soon as possible. The position is limited until 31.12.2024 and offers the possibility to do a PhD. The scope of the position corresponds to 100 % of the collectively agreed working hours.



At L3S, new machine learning methods are developed with a broad spectrum of applications, ranging from production and mobility to the development of digital twins. Your task will be to work independently on corresponding interdisciplinary research questions and development tasks in the context of projects in the field of machine learning, to contribute to knowledge transfer, and to publish research results at international conferences and in scientific journals.


Recruitment Requirements

A prerequisite for employment is a completed scientific university degree (Master or Diploma) in computer science or from a similar field. Ideally, you will also bring in-depth knowledge in the focus areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and databases. You should have the ability and willingness to collaborate with experts from different scientific and technical disciplines as well as from industry. In addition, very good English skills and preferably also German skills, both oral and written, are expected.


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 yourself personally and professionally and to publish at international conferences as part of your doctoral project and to exchange ideas with scientists on an international level.

Leibniz Universität sees itself as a family-friendly university and therefore promotes the compatibility of work and family. The position is suitable for part-time staffing, provided that this can be covered in full 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 underrepresentation in areas in which one gender is underrepresented. Women are underrepresented in the pay grade of the advertised position. Qualified women are therefore encouraged to apply. Applications from qualified men are also encouraged. Severely handicapped persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.


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

Please send your application with the usual documents until 31.08.2022 in electronic form to



or alternatively by mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Forschungszentrum L3S

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl

Appelstr. 4

30167 Hanover  


All applications received before Aug. 31, 2022 will be given full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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