Several PhD positions on Linked Data / Enterprise Information Integration at Uni Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS

The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) group at the University of Bonn and the Organized Knowledge department at Fraunhofer IAIS  are hiring PhD students.

We will soon be starting several research projects on applying Linked Data technology to information integration in enterprises and other organisations.

The ideal candidate holds an MS degree in computer science or a related field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical implementation aspects in her/his work. Fluent English communication and a passion for developing modern software solutions (e.g. in Java/Scala, JavaScript and/or PHP) are fundamental requirements. Command of German language is a plus, but not a requirement. The candidate should have experience and commitment to work on the forefront of research in one of the following fields:

  • semantic web technologies and linked data
  • knowledge representations and ontology engineering
  • software engineering and modern application development
  • database technologies and data integration
  • HCI and user interface design for Web content
  • data analytics

All details can be found at:

We provide a scientifically and intellectually inspiring environment with an entrepreneurial mindset embedded in a world-leading university and one of the largest applied research organizations (Fraunhofer).
Bonn, the former West German capital city on the banks of the Rhine river is located right next to Germany's fourth largest city Cologne; it offers an outstanding quality of life, has developed into a hub of international cooperation and is in easy reach of many European metropoles.

The positions start as soon as possible, is open until filled (for full consideration please apply until 31 July) and will be, after an initial probation period, granted for 3 years with the option for extension and promotion. Please send your CV, an English writing sample (e.g. your master thesis or a publication), a letter of reference and a short motivational statement (incl. research and technology interests) to [email protected]

Rather interested in a postdoc with us? – We do not currently have vacancies, but we are happy to support strong candidates in applying for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship with us (next deadline 11 September 2014).

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