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[InetBib] PhD Research Position in Information Retrieval at GESIS, Cologne, Germany

PhD Research Position in Information Retrieval at GESIS, Cologne, Germany

GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is an institute of the 
Leibniz Association internationally active in research in social sciences and 
financed by the German federal and regional governments. The department 
Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (WTS) is concerned with research 
and development of current issues regarding information and knowledge 
technologies in the domain of social sciences. Our research mainly focuses on 
Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and Web Science. The 
department is closely linked with the Institute for Web Science and 
Technologies (WeST) of the University of Koblenz-Landau.

Currently we are looking for a new colleague at GESIS - Cologne
by 1st of July 2014 as

Scientific associate / PhD student
in the field of Information Retrieval / value-added services for search
(TV-L EG 13, 75% working hours, doctoral dissertation is possible, limited to 4 

Your tasks will be:
* Development of the research portal sowiport, in particular back-end 
technologies, data conversion and -import
* Development and evaluation of subject-specific retrieval components 
(recommender systems, reranking procedures, linking, exploration)
* Design/Planning and implementation of projects in the field of information 
portals (duplicate detection, reference extraction and matching, author 
* Research on the topic of information retrieval and value-added services in 
the field of the Social Sciences
* Participation in evaluation campaigns in international IR research.

Your profile:
* University (master) degree in computer/ information science or comparable 
* Sound knowledge in the areas Semantic Java, Python, Web and XML technologies, 
experience with common software architectures (SOA) as well as database and 
search technologies (SOLR); experience with VuFind are of advantage/advantageous
* Research experience in the fields of Information Retrieval and Information 
* Conceptual thinking and high competence in problem solving, ability to work 
independently as well as in a team

As an equal opportunities employer, GESIS wishes to support women in the 
context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are 
specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities 
will be given preferential treatment. Applications from international 
candidates are highly encouraged. GESIS is certified by "audit berufundfamilie".

For first information please contact Dr. Philipp Mayr:
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 47694-533 or
E-mail: philipp.mayr@xxxxxxxxx

Applications will be received until the June 2, 2014. We will accept only 
online applications made online. The identity figure is: WTS-16
Apply here: 

Search the Social Sciences
Become a sowiport user! Register here:

Dr. Philipp Mayr
Team Leader
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8,  D-50667 Köln, Germany
Tel: + 49 (0) 221 / 476 94 -533
Email: philipp.mayr@xxxxxxxxx
Web: http://www.gesis.org

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