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The Research Center L3S invites applications for two positions of a

Research Associate (PhD Student, m/f/d) – AI, Machine Learning, or Data Science
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %)

to be filled as soon as possible. The positions are initially limited to two years and offer the possibility to do a PhD. The scope of the position corresponds to 100 % of the jointly agreed working hours.



At L3S, new AI and 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 AI, machine learning, or data science, to contribute to knowledge transfer and training, to work with regional businesses on applications of AI, and to publish research results at international conferences and in scientific journals.


Recruitment requirements

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


Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. The positions are suitable for part-time staffing, provided that they can be covered in full overall.



The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.


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


Please send your application with the usual documents until December 31, 2022 in electronic form to




or alternatively by mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Research Center L3S

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl

Appelstr. 4, 30167 Hannover  


All applications received before the end of December 31, 2022 will be given full consideration. The search will continue until the positions are filled.


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