Job Announcement: Search for a PostDoc Assistant (f/m, without qualification agreement)

The Department of Applied Informatics (Semantic Systems) invites applications for the position of a

PostDoc Assistant (f/m, without qualification agreement)

(fixed-term employment for a period of 6 years)


Job description:

  • Autonomous research (intensifying and broadening of subject and academic knowledge towards habilitation level)
  • Participation in research and teaching within the Group Semantic Systems
  • Autonomous teaching
  • Examining (collaborating and leading)
  • Student supervision
  • Involvement in administrative and organizational tasks and quality assurance
  • Involvement in expansion of international scientific contacts of the department and faculty
  • Participation in public relations activities of the department and faculty


  • Completed relevant master’s or diploma studies at a university in Austria or abroad
  • Profound knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Computational complexity of logic-based languages
    • Rule-based formalisms
    • Implementation of logic-based systems
    • Deductive databases
    • Semantic web
    • Computational linguistics
    • Mathematical logic
  • Fluent knowledge of German and English in spoken and written form or willingness to acquire them within the first year of employment

In research and teaching, the research group Semantic Systems works on knowledge representation in intelligent systems. The research group focuses in particular on logic-based, declarative languages. The spectrum of the research activities ranges from the development and formal analysis of new and existing declarative languages, over implementation of systems supporting such languages, to their applications. The Department of Applied Informatics is very well networked internationally in science and industry.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 14th 2018, see the official Job Announcement (in German) and  its non-binding English translation.