PhD Position in Corporate Semantic Web, Free University Berlin [Germany]

We are looking for a doctoral candidate in Computer Science with a focus on Corporate Semantic Web.
The Corporate Semantic Web Group (AG CSW) at the Free University Berlin, one of the Elite Universities in Germany, is looking for an excellent PhD candidate to work as a researcher in the BMBF funded project Corporate Semantic Web.


Corporate Semantic Web (CSW) aims to establish economically beneficial adoption of Semantic Web technologies in corporate environments. The objective of CSW is to integrate all the required pieces of knowledge and technologies, including modern Web-technologies and enterprise service technologies, corporate information systems, semantic business process management, Corporate Semantic Web, ontology engineering, semantic search and collaborative applications.

The successful candidate will join an internationally renowned research group working on a cutting edge research problem in an attractive and stimulating environment within one of Germans top universities and computer science departments; she/he will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the group’s activities, including publishing at and attending international conferences and workshops.

The candidate should have:
» a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Information Systems
» a strong background/interest in Semantic Web (rules, ontologies) and its applications
» a background/interest in other Knowledge Representation paradigms such as logic programming
» a background/interest in Semantic Business Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Complex Event Processing
» a willingness to travel to project meetings and to work on project deliverables
» a willingness to work in an international team
» good proficiency in English

The post is available immediately and is a fixed term appointment for three years until January 2011. As an employee of the university you will receive a competitive salary (BAT IIa). The research in this project must be concluded with the attainment of a PhD degree in Computer Sciences.

We encourage interested candidates to send their curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, a list of publications, and digital versions of three of their most relevant work, as well as electronic copies of the certificates of all academic qualifications held, to: Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke, paschke[ at ]inf.fu-berlin.de
quoting the reference *Pos CSW*.

The review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20th January 2009.