TIB, being part of the Leibniz Research Association, is with around 600 employees one of the largest technical information centres in Germany, having three main functions:
1. Acting in the capacity of the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, our forward-looking services secure the infrastructural requirements for providing researchers in science and industry with high-quality information and literature.
2. Carrying out cutting edge research to further expand TIB’s role as a German information centre for the digitisation of science and technology.
3. Offer library services for the Leibniz University Hannover.
TIB is an equal opportunity employer, providing ideal working conditions, and continuously taking action to enable its employees to combine career interests with family life.
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As the German National Library of Science and Technology our future-oriented services ensure the infrastructural requirements for a high-quality supply of information and literature for research in science and industry. With the Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG), we are working to revolutionise the exchange and use of scientific knowledge in the digital age.
The PhD topics will be in the context of the Open Research Knowledge Graph (https://www.orkg.org) and the project “SCINEXT - Neural-Symbolic Scholarly Innovation Extraction”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of these projects is to research and develop techniques for crowdsourcing, representing and managing semantically structured, rich representations of scholarly contributions and research data in knowledge graphs and thus develop a novel model for scholarly communication. In the context of the PhD thesis you will be responsible for conducting independent and original scientific research involving corpus development and annotation in organizing research contributions in the ORKG in a structured, semantic way, so other researchers can get a quick overview on the state-of-the-art in the field. You will participate in local, national and international collaboration activities. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, we encourage applicants with a strong curiosity and interest in Science to apply.
Your tasks will focus on
Your competence area should be in computational linguistics or related fields. You should be able to think creatively, to design and develop corpus annotation guidelines and the corpus itself for natural language processing; as well as be interested in comprehending research problems in a multidisciplinary setting. You should possess some experience or awareness in the semantic organisation of knowledge with thesauri, ontologies, knowledge graphs and have a high affinity to digital services. You will be responsible for developing corpus resources involving structured fine-grained knowledge about scholarly innovations across at least five different scientific fields for the TIB ORKG stakeholders in Science and Technology. Therefore, you should have good communication skills, a high degree of research community user orientation, commitment, initiative, ability to work in a team and creativity.
Desirable additions to your profile
Our mission is to keep rethinking and innovating the provision and use of research data and information. In TIB’s Research and Development Department, you have the opportunity to advance your career in a sizable, dynamic and excellent environment. We provide a scientifically and intellectually inspiring environment with an entrepreneurial mindset embedded in a leading technical university and one of the largest technical information centres being part of the Leibniz Association. TIB collaborates closely with the L3S Research Centre at Leibniz University Hannover, one of the world’s leading research institutes in the field of Web & Data Science, within the Leibniz Joint Lab Data Science & Open Knowledge. Last but not least, we attach great importance to an open, creative and fun work atmosphere.
Furthermore, we offer
If you are interested, questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Jennifer D’Souza by mail at Jennifer.DSouza@tib.eu.
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