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Postdoctoral Researcher or Ph.D. Position in AutoML and/or Recommender Systems 1

Area: Faculty IV: School of Science and Technology  | Job scope: full-time  | Duration of employment: limited  | Posting-ID: 2626


The University of Siegen is a modern university with an international orientation and a focus on interdisciplinary research. It currently has around 18,000 students and covers a range of research fields from the humanities, social and economic sciences to natural sciences, engineering and life sciences. With over 2,000 employees, the university is one of the largest employers in the region and offers a unique environment for teaching, study, research and knowledge transfer.

We seek:

The Intelligent Systems Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Siegen seeks to hire  one postdoctoral researcher or Ph.D. student starting  October 15th, or as soon as possible thereafter under the following conditions:

  • Working Time: 100% (39.83 hrs/week)
  • Salary Group: 13 TV-L
  • Contract Duration: Until 14.10.2024 (possibly with extension)

Your tasks:

  • Support and conduct research in the field of automated machine learning (AutoML) and/or recommender systems
  • Support teaching (4 contact hours per week), and the computer science courses at the department
  • Publish research articles
  • Supervise students
  • (Support) the acquisition of research funding
  • Administration Tasks
  • Independent scientific qualification (PhD or, in the case of a postdoctoral researcher, a Habilitation) 

Your profile:

  • A qualifying university degree (Bachelor's or Master's in computer science, or comparable) for the Ph.D. position; or a Ph.D. in computer science, or comparable, for the postdoctoral position.
  • Good knowledge in machine learning or recommender systems
  • Good programming skills (preferably Python) and in software libraries like TensorFlow, Keras, or scikit-learn
  • Preferably knowledge in AutoML, algorithm selection, industry experience and project work
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work
  • Very good English language skills (German is not required) 

Our offer:

  • Enabeling scientific qualification according to the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (PhD)
  • Responsibility for a field of activity with great creative potential
  • An agile environment that promotes your enjoyment of the numerous challenges of innovative educational work 
  • The opportunity to make a visible contribution to a modern self-image of leadership, cooperation and an exemplary diversity culture 
  • Numerous offers such as flexible working hours, company pension scheme, dual career service, coaching/mentoring and a comprehensive personnel development programme





Your contact person:

Prof. Dr. Joeran Beel

0271 / 740-3593


Equal opportunities and diversity are promoted and embodied at the University of Siegen. The advertisement is explicitly addressed to people of all genders; applications from women will be given special consideration in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. We also welcome applications from people with different personal, social, and cultural backgrounds, people with severe disabilities, and people of equal status.