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Open Positions

Web Science is a novel discipline at the intersection of various sciences. Their shared goal is to better understand the web and its users and develop new technologies for the web. The Institute for Web Science & Technologies (WeST) conducts research on web retrieval, social web, semantic web, and interactive web.

Ph.D. Scholarships

  • The Institute for Web Science and Technologies offers a PhD scholarship in the field of Semantic Web as of the next possible date. It is time-limited to 2 years and can be extended by 1 year.

    Requirements are: Very good Master’s degree in computer science or adjacent discipline, acquired from a University or a similar. We expect outstanding analytical skills, very good programming abilities and some first experiences in the respective topics.

    We offer a creative, versatile, international renowned research group, support for publishing on international high-ranking conferences, support for doing a PhD or Habilitation, a new campus with excellent technical equipment, as well as one of the most worth living locations in Germany.

    Female applicants with identical suitability, qualification and professional performance will be preferred over male applicants, if and as long they are under-represented. This does not account when personal reasons of the applicant prevail the dictate of gender equalisation. Severely handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be preferred.

    For further information please get in contact with Prof. Dr. Staab (phone number +49 261 287-2761) or visit our website ( Please apply electronically via, the reference number is 2015-ST-01. In compliance with German privacy law, we ensure to destroy your documents after the application procedure has been finished.

    This is non-binding translation of the official job announcement. You can view the legally binding version in German language here.

    Please submit your job application via We can not respond to applications by email.

Student Assistants

  • The institute WeST welcomes talented student assistants that have been enroled in the department computer science of our university for at least one semester. We offer positions both in research and teaching and you will get the possibility to be part of a well-coordinated Team.

    If you are interested in a position as a student assistant and are on your second semester or advanced, please send a description of your interests and your qualification as well as a CV to Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger.