The Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bonn and the Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED) are seeking to jointly appoint a
Professor of Applied Computer Science/
Semantic Information Retrieval in Life
Sciences (salary rank: W2)
at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate will be employed for a period of five years in non-tenured employment based on the leave of absence system known as the‚ Jülich model‘. Candidates should supply evidence of international recognition in one or more of the following areas of specialisation:
- Application of semantic and linguistic technologies in the field of scientific information retrieval
- Analysis and evaluation of research data and metadata (bibliographic data, linked open data)
- Discovery and processing of links
- Visual and interactive systems for semantic information retrieval.
The successful candidate will represent this specialist field in the ambits of research and teaching and will be expected to establish a working group at ZB MED. ZB MED – Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences is Germany‘s primary service centre providing specialist information and expert research support in the field of life sciences. It specialises in the fields of medicine, health, and nutritional, environmental and agricultural science.
The successful candidate will be expected to set research goals and content which fit the context of ZB MED‘s online services and which represent a useful addition to the core areas of research at the Institute of Computer Science. In accordance with the‚ Jülich model‘ of employment, immediate leave of absence will be provided by the university to allow the successful candidate to work at ZB MED, with the teaching assignment at the university comprising 2 SWS (contact hours) to be given as part of the B.S./M.S. courses in computer science. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding and lead major projects.
The conditions of employment shall be based on § 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act (HG NRW). We are an equal opportunities employer.
Applications must include all standard documentation and copies of the three most important publications. Applications shall only be accepted if they are sent in electronic format to both the Director of ZB MED (email@example.com) and the Head of the Computer Science Group (fachgruppe@ informatik.uni-bonn.de) and received by 20 September 2015.
More information on the position can be obtained by sending an email to Mr Korwitz (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel (University of Bonn, email@example.com