Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
Institute WeST



The first application deadline is April 30, 2019, but applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Position: Knowledge Representation - Changes in Ontologies

The position is part of the interdisciplinary DFG-funded project "EVOWIPE - Explicit Forgetting of Ontology-based Knowledge in Product Development" which belongs to the DFG priority programme "Intentional Forgetting in Organisations". We are working with colleagues in mechanical engineering and have already received an outstanding paper award for our research. The aim of the project is to develop methods for the implementation of changes on ontology-based knowledge bases and the application of these methods in product development in mechanical engineering. The position is available as of now and time-limited to 21 months. We have already submitted a proposal to extend the duration of the project and, hence, the position. The possibility of acquiring a Ph.D. is given.


We are looking for researchers with a very good master's degree or doctorate from a University (or equivalent). Eligible applicants are interested in many scientific domains, gladly collaborate with colleagues from other scientific disciplines, and can precisely identify and carefully solve computer science-related issues with their well-grounded programming capabilities.
In addition, applicants for this position should have interest and initial experience in the field of formal logic. Ideally, you have experience in the creation and use of ontologies as well as knowledge of different description logics. Suitable Application Procedure
Please apply by sending an e-mail with a single PDF file containing at least motivation letter, CV, and scans of transcripts as indicated below. Questions about the application process can be addressed to         

About Us

Web Science investigates how the technical structure of the Web affects the activities of its 3.5 billion users and how their manifold interactions stimulate the Web’s technical advancement in return. Founded in 2009, the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) combines expertise in research and development in computer science, the social sciences, and economy. The institute is part of the computer science faculty, located at the campus in Koblenz at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
We offer a creative, versatile, internationally renowned research environment. We support your scientific curiosity and your doctorate or habilitation. We offer a new campus with an excellent IT infrastructure in one of the most livable cities in Germany.


Student assistant

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