[DL] PhD student or Postdoctoral position in AI, Osnabrück (Germany), Deadline: 21 Feb 2012

Tarek Richard Besold tarek.besold at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 3 09:54:22 CET 2012

** Apologies for cross-posting **

The Artificial Intelligence Group of the Institute of Cognitive Science 
(IKW) at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany) seeks applicants for a

doctoral / postdoctoral position
(salary level E 13 TV-L, 50%)

The position is limited until September 30th, 2014 and provides the 
possibility of further scientific qualification (PhD / Habilitation).

The main research areas of the AI group are non-classical forms of 
reasoning, ontologies and text technology, neural-symbolic integration, 
and cognitive architectures.

The duties of the successful applicant include 2 hours teaching load 
(teaching language is English) as well as participation in the research 
activities of the AI group.

Applicants should have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in 
computer science or a related discipline, and potentially a PhD degree. 
In the ideal case, the successful candidate has experience in 
interdisciplinary research and fulfils at least two of the following 

Thorough knowledge in formal logic and knowledge representation 
formalisms, in particular with respect to ontology design and inference 
Thorough knowledge in the theory of artificial neural networks
Thorough knowledge in cognitive modeling
Thorough knowledge in the development of algorithms
Practical knowledge in at least one of the following programming 
languages: Prolog, Java, ML/Scheme, or a similar language

The University of Osnabrueck strives for an increase in the number of 
women in academic employment. Women are therefore especially encouraged 
to submit their applications and will be preferentially considered 
provided they are equally qualified. Disabled candidates with equal 
qualifications will be given preference.

There is an option for part-time employment.

Letters of application with the usual documents (CV, list of 
publications, and the names of two referees) should be sent to the 
Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of 
Osnabrueck, Albrechtstrasse 28, 49076 Osnabrueck. The deadline for 
applications is 21.02.2012. Further information can be provided by Prof. 
Dr. Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger (kkuehnbe at uni-osnabrueck.de).

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