[loginf] Researcher position at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

PD. Dr. Matthias Klusch matthias.klusch at dfki.de
Wed Jul 31 16:23:39 CEST 2019

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The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in 
Germany, has an opening for a

               RESEARCHER (m/f/d)

of the DFKI research department of agents and simulated reality (ASR).
The position is full-time and initially limited to three years.

The successful applicant will perform research and development in the 
context of an
European research project on intelligent, conversational agents and 
service coordination
in support of the reception and integration of migrants in Europe.

Main task of the successful applicant is research and development of AI 
for context-based planning and execution of semantic services
through interactive, virtual assistants in distributed, mobile applications.

We expect applicants to have the following qualification, skills and 

-  An above-average Master (MSc) degree in computer science,
    or in a discipline with significant overlap with computer science 
and focus on AI

-  Good knowledge and working expertise, ideally with a proven record of 
    in the following fields:

    * Semantic web and services (e.g. ontologies in OWL2, semantic 
services in OWL-S)
    * Automated planning and reasoning
    * Multi-agent systems

    and the willingness to get familiarized with the subject areas quickly,
    sufficiently, and independently when needed.

-  Strong programming skills in Java, C++;
    Knowledge of Protegé, Android SDK, and (multi-) agent programming is 
highly beneficial

-  Excellent spoken and written command of English

-  Independent, committed and highly team-oriented way of working

We offer

-  A competitive salary depending on qualification and working experience

-  The opportunity to perform research in an innovative, agile and 
professional work environment

-  Excellent industry contacts

-  The opportunity to work for a PhD thesis in the above mentioned 
research fields, if appropriate

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is 
Germany's leading
business-oriented research institution in the field of innovative 
software technologies
based on artificial intelligence methods. In the international 
scientific community,
DFKI ranks among the most recognized “Centers of Excellence” and 
currently is the
biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence 
and its
application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external 
The DFKI cooperates closely with national and international companies.
The DFKI ASR research department Agents and Simulated Reality, headed by
Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek, develops innovative methods of Artificial 
Intelligence (AI),
Visual Computing and High-Performance Computing for applications mainly 
in the areas of
Industry 4.0, Smart Living and Autonomous Driving.
The open position is in the I2S research team of the ASR department. The 
I2S team, headed by
PD Dr. Matthias Klusch, performs research and development of intelligent 
information systems
in the Internet and Web. Main focus is on the application of Artificial 
Intelligence (AI),
Agent Technologies, Services Computing, and Semantic Technologies for 
innovative means of
intelligent data analysis and service coordination.

Saarbruecken is the capital of the small federal state Saarland located 
in South-West Germany;
it is a stone's throw away from France and the Grand Duchy of 
Luxembourg. The city in the valley
of the river Saar has around 190.000 citizens and is one of the economic 
centres of the European
Saar-Lor-Lux region, while a certain "savoir vivre" mentality permeates 
the regional atmosphere.
DFKI in Saarbruecken is located on the campus of the Saarland University 
together with other
renown research institutes in computer science such as the Max-Planck 
institutes for informatics
and software systems.

To apply, please send your application material (with reference to job 
tender ID 91-19/PS)
- detailed professional resume (CV) with contact details of two referees,
- url-pointers to 2 to 5 relevant publications (if applicable),
- scanned copies of transcripts and certificates, and
- a cover letter with indication of your earliest starting date and 
salary expectation
in digital form - in ONE single PDF file - by email to
PD Dr. Matthias Klusch at matthias.klusch at dfki.de
(in cc: Dr. Oliver Keller oliver.keller at dfki.de).

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 17:00 (CEST, Berlin) on 
Monday, September 30, 2019.

For informal inquiries about the position please contact PD Dr. Matthias 
either via Email: matthias.klusch at dfki.de, or phone: +49 681 85775 5297

DFKI is an equal opportunity employer. Priority will be given to 
applicants with severe disabilities
if their professional and personal qualifications are essentially the 
same. DFKI intends to increase
the proportion of women in science and therefore expressly invites women 
to apply.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Matthias Klusch
Senior Researcher, DFKI Research Fellow
Head of Intelligent Information Systems Research Team
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH
Agents and Simulated Reality Department
Saarland University Campus, Bldg. D3.2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Phone: +49 681 85775 5297, Fax: +49 681 85775 2235
E-Mail: klusch at dfki.de
Web: www.dfki.de/~klusch, www.dfki.de/~klusch/i2s
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH
Trippstadter Strasse 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Jana Koehler (Vorsitzende), Dr. Walter Olthoff
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Kaiserslautern (HRB 2313)
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