Current job advertisement (428): Third-party-funded Project Staff Member Fulltime, 40 hours/week


The Institute for Information Business (Institut für Informationswirtschaft) is currently inviting applications for a 

Third-​party-funded Project Staff Member 
Fulltime, 40 hours/week 

Your responsibilities 

This three-​year position is offered to applicants who wish to complete a Ph.D. an Constraint-​aware reasoning and querying over distributed knowledge graphs. The position is part of 15 PhD studentships that will be funded as part of the Knowledge Graphs at Scale (KnowGraphs) EU H2020 MSCA-​ITN-2019 - Innovative Training Networks (Grant agreement ID: 860801).

Your profile 

Applicants for the Ph.D. positions must have a master's degree, which entitles them to enroll for a PhD program, in one of the following subjects: computer science, information systems, business informatics (or a related field of study) with solid practical & theoretical foundations in at least one of the following topic areas:

  • linked data

  • data science, data mining

  • knowledge representation & reasoning

  • databases

  • distributed systems and decentralized computing

  • semantic web

  • software Engineering

  • graph theory/graph databases

  • big data management

Funding requirements: The funding for this position particularly invites international applications, i.e. applicants cannot have resided for more than 12 months over the past 3 years in the country of the host organisation (i.e. Austria). Studentships are restricted to Early Stage Researchers (ESR) who have not been awarded a doctoral degree. The position involves two secondments (i.e., internships) of 3 months in an industrial setting, with the aim of broadening the students' training and enriching their skills and experiences.

We expect excellent study results, technical knowledge of programming languages such as C++, Java or Python, structured data formats such as JSON, XML and RDF, and query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, or graph query languages etc. as well as proficiency in English.

We offer an excellent research environment with international collaborations in a top class research institute, and a beautiful campus in one of the world's most livable cities.

Applications must include a motivation letter, a detailed CV and grades from all stages of academic development.

The minimum gross monthly salary is € 2,864.50 (paid 14 times per year) + mobility allowance, subject to adjustment if candidates can document relevant prior professional experience.

This employee position will be limited to a period of 3 years, starting on April 01, 2020 (commencement date subject to change).

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application by November 30, 2019 under (ID 428).

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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