Junior Research Group Leader for Data Science at ScaDS.AI
ellis 2023-11-24Staff Dresden/Leipzig
The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and ScaDS.AI seek to fill the above position at the earliest opportunity.
Hosted by Leipzig University and TU Dresden, ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig is one of Germany’s permanent national centres for artificial intelligence. It is financed by the federal government and the Free State of Saxony. The Leipzig sub-centre will be established as a central institution of Leipzig University and, in the medium term, will bring together more than 200 staff members at the Leipzig site alone. In ScaDS.AI, various research topics will be worked on within the framework of a graduate school on the fundamentals and applications of data science and artificial intelligence. In addition, service-oriented solutions are being developed and there is close cooperation with a large number of partner organizations from science and industry. The centre offers an excellent working environment with access to state-of-the-art technologies and an outstanding high-performance computing infrastructure.
The junior research group will consist of a junior research group leader (m/f/d) and one research assistant (m/f/d; salary group 13 TV-L) funded by ScaDS.AI at Leipzig University. In exceptional cases, where the research concept is of outstanding quality, an additional research assistant position may be provided.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Fixed term in accordance with qualification plan (initially planned for 2 to 3 years, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years following a positive evaluation)
100% of a full-time position
Planned remuneration: salary group 15 TV-L
Establishment and management of a junior research group for methodological basic research which strengthens and complements the research focus of ScaDS.AI
in scalable data management and engineering for AI / data science such as in data cleaning, data integration, knowledge management, high-performance database systems, data streaming, time series, data analysis
in artificial intelligence (e.g. in the field of machine learning, computer vision, language models, robotics and explainability)
Independent and internationally visible research on data science and AI methods with publication of research results at top conferences and in journals of the AI and data science communities
Scientific support for the development of international excellence
Exchange of competencies and research results with national AI centres and interdisciplinary cooperation with non-university research partners.
Degree in computer science, data science, statistics, mathematics or another relevant field of study
Proven research track record in data management and engineering OR in AI and machine learning with publications at top international venues
Ability to conduct creative, independent research on complex problems and to open up new research areas and knowledge
Very good knowledge of English (written and spoken).
WHAT WE OFFER
Work in an interdisciplinary team consisting of PhD students, post-docs, application researchers, transfer and industry experts as well as internationally renowned AI and data science researchers
An innovative environment, supported by modern workstations and an open experimental field for data science and AI technology in the ScaDS.AI Living Lab
A modern workplace and attractive working conditions (mobile working)
Flexible working hours and work-life balance
Goal-oriented staff development throughout your working life, with opportunities for continuing professional development
A discounted local public transport ticket (JobTicket).
If you have any questions, please contact the director of ScaDS.AI Leipzig, Professor Erhard Rahm (tel. +49 341 97-39300; e-mail).
Please send your application with the usual documents and your own research concept for the establishment of a junior research group (max. 4 pages), quoting reference number 329/2023 to Leipzig University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Dean Professor Bernd Kirchheim, Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig by no later than 5 December 2023. You are also welcome to email your application as a single PDF file to e-mail. Please note that it is not possible to guarantee confidentiality and rule out unauthorised access by third parties when communicating by unencrypted email.
We kindly request that you submit copies only, as we are unable to return application documents. Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.
Leipzig University aims to increase the proportion of women in positions of responsibility and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. Severely disabled persons – or persons deemed legally equal to them under Book IX of the German Social Code – are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.
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