Sep 7, 2015

PostDoc and Ph.D. Positions at L3S Research Center, Germany

The L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany, invites applications for

one PostDoc and one Ph.D. research position

in the area of Temporal Retrieval, Exploration and Analytics in Web Archives, in the context of my ERC Advanced Grant ALEXANDRIA,

Within ALEXANDRIA, we will significantly advance semantic and time-based indexing for Web archives using human-compiled knowledge available on the Web, to efficiently index, retrieve and explore information about entities and events from the past. In doing so, we will focus on the concurrent evolution of this knowledge and the Web content to be indexed, and take into account diversity and incompleteness of this knowledge. We will further investigate mixed crowd- and machine-based Web analytics to support long-running and collaborative retrieval and analysis processes on Web archives.

ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains, and thus provide an
optimal environment for challenging and unique research for PhD students and PostDoc researchers.

You should possess very good knowledge in one or several areas relevant for the topics specified in this announcement, with databases, semantic web, information retrieval, data mining, natural language processing and social networks as possible background areas. Good proficiency in English is expected, as well as an
outstanding M.Sc. / Ph.D. in computer science. German language skills are useful, but not mandatory. International experience during your studies or afterwards, as well as good social and communication skills are helpful.

The salary amounts to German TV-L E13 (E14 for the PostDoc position), which is roughly 40.000 to 50.000 Euro gross income per year.

Please submit your application including the usual documents as well as a list of references, preferrably by email, to

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl
L3S Research Center
Appelstrasse 4
30167 Hannover, Germany