[DL] RA Position in the AI Research Group of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück

Tarek R. Besold tbesold at uni-osnabrueck.de
Fri Sep 25 14:49:26 CEST 2015

The Artificial Intelligence Research Group (Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühnberger) of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück invites applications for 

1 Research Assistant 
(Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100 %)

to be filled as soon as possible until September 30, 2016. 

Description of Responsibilities:
The position involves participation in the research activities of the European Union funded project “COINVENT: Concept Invention Theory” (http://www.coinvent-project.eu/en/home.html). The Artificial Intelligence Group in Osnabrück is involved in this project in the areas of knowledge representation and cognitive foundations for computational creativity applications, specifically focusing on the two domains mathematics and music. Methodologically, the project uses psychological frameworks of analogical reasoning and concept blending for concept invention. 

Required Qualifications:
Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/ Diploma/ PhD), experience and interest in the topic of the project, basic knowledge in at least two of the following areas: formal logic and reasoning, development of algorithms, theory of neural networks, or practical knowledge in programming languages (for example, Prolog, Java, ML/Scheme). Additionally, a good command of the English language is mandatory.

The position may be held full or part-time.

As a certified family-friendly institution, Osnabrück University is committed to furthering the compatibility between work/studies and family life. 

As an employer, Osnabrück University is committed to creating equal opportunities for women and men. Therefore, it aims to increase the proportion of the under-represented gender in the respective area.

Furthermore, qualified applicants with disabilities will be favored.

Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to Prof. Dr. K.-U. Kühnberger (kkuehnbe at uni-osnabrueck.de) with a cc to office at ikw.uni-osnabrueck.de no later than October 7th, 2015. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühnerger (kkuehnbe at uni-osnabrueck.de).


Tarek R. Besold
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Osnabrück (Germany)
tarek.besold at uni-osnabrueck.de

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