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From: "Adrian Paschke" <adrian.paschke@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:04:02 +0100
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Open PhD Position at Freie Universitaet Berlin     (01)

Corporate Semantic Web    (02)

AG Corporate Semantic Web (http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/en/groups/ag-csw/) at
the Freie Universitaet Berlin is currently seeking candidates for two
positions as a PhD student in a 2-year industrial research project in
Semantic Patent Informatics. The project is aiming at the semantic
representation and reasoning on patents and national patent laws.     (03)

Freie Universitaet Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of
the nine German Elite universities successful in all three funding lines in
the federal and state Excellence Initiative. The AG Corporate Semantic Web
at the Freie Universitaet Berlin was founded in 2008 and has developed into
a challenging and dynamic research group. Our major objective is to
establish Semantic technologies as a core pillar of modern enterprise
information technology and systems.     (04)

We offer    (05)

* A stimulating environment of a leading research group in the fields of
Semantic Web, formal languages and reasoning, rule-based and ontology-based
systems and services
* Excellent ties to research groups worldwide
* Up-to-date infrastructure and resources, including funding for attending
international conferences, PhD symposia, summer schools, etc.
* Opportunity to work with internationally established academic and
industrial partners
* Multicultural working place with modern infrastructure and facilities    (06)

We expect    (07)

The ideal candidate holds a very good Master degree (or German diploma
degree) in Computer Science or related field and is able to consider both
theoretical and practical and implementation aspects in her/his work. Fluent
English communication and programming skills are fundamental requirements.    (08)

* A strong background in Computer Science or related disciplines
* Willingness to work in an international environment
* The ability to take part in a large-scale international research project
with an industry partner
* Willingness to combine formal scientific work with application-oriented
research in order to solve real-world problems
* Research interest and expertise in at least one of the areas:      (09)

Formal languages and reasoning (Description Logics, Logic Programming,
normative legal reasoning), rule and ontology languages, Semantic Web,
formal logic-based patent informatics, logic-based natural language
processing and knowledge representation.    (010)

Excellent candidates are invited to apply to one of these positions with:     (011)

* Curriculum vitae and copies of degree certificates/transcripts,
* Writing samples/copies of relevant scientific papers (e.g. thesis, etc.),
* Letters of recommendation.    (012)

The university strives to increase the proportion of women in scientific
service and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. Also
handicapped applicants, if qualified, will be given preference.    (013)

Please send your application in a printed version indicating in the subject
"041950/CSW/SPI" to the following contact. The application deadline is March
28th, 2011.    (014)

Contact and application:    (015)

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Informatik
AG Corporate Semantic Web
Melanie Siering 
Königin-Luise-Straße 24-26
D-14195 Berlin
siering@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (016)

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