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The research center L3S has a vacancy for a

Research Associate (m/f/d) as Group Leader - Artificial Intelligence (Salary Scale 15 TV-L, 100 %)

to be filled as soon as possible. The position is initially limited for three years, with the possibility of extension. The scope of the position corresponds to 100 % of the collectively agreed working hours.


In the context of new and existing research projects of the L3S and the European Digital Innovation Hub for Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity (DIH4AISec), methods of AI are applied and further developed in the areas of production, mobility, and trade, among others, with a variety of different data modalities. Your task will be to work independently on corresponding research questions and subprojects together with all project partners, to develop and coordinate knowledge transfer and training measures, to communicate and cooperate with regional companies, to publish scientific results of your research, and to coordinate the projects assigned to you.

Recruitment requirements

A prerequisite for employment is a completed scientific university degree in computer science or from a similar field as well as in-depth knowledge in the focus areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning. A completed relevant PhD is expected. You should have the ability and willingness to collaborate with experts from different scientific and technical disciplines. In addition, very good German and English language skills are required. Experience in the coordination of larger research projects is an advantage.

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work on research questions 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, to work with enthusiastic doctoral students and advanced researchers, to publish at international conferences and to exchange ideas with scientists on an international level.

Leibniz University 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 15.09.2022 in electronic form to



or alternatively by mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Research Center L3S

Appelstr. 9a

30167 Hanover

All applications received up to and including 09/15/2022 will be given full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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