PhD student in Information Retrieval and Data Science – (f/m/d) in Vienna




30 hours/week (3 years)

Your profile:

Your profile: You have a university degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other natural sciences, and you meet the relevant criteria of the TU Wien doctoral programme ).

Desired experience:

  • Knowledge on Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Intelligent Data-Analysis, Text Analysis
  • Programming / prototyping skills in Java and/or Python. Other programming languages are a bonus.
  • Working with and querying databases, code sharing, issue tracking (JIRA, GIT).
  • Publications are of advantage
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal IELTS at or higher)
  • Your field of activity:

  • Working in an international research project of the Research Studio Data Science and towards obtaining a PhD from TU Wien, Faculty of Informatics.
  • Independently and collaboratively designing Information Retrieval and Extraction experiments.
  • Training and testing hypotheses, principles and models, including AI/ML models.
  • Co/authoring research papers, reports and funding bids.
  • Presenting y/our research at conferences, workshops and public events.
  • Your personal abilities and qualities:

  • Understanding of project aims and specific tasks, reporting and communicating in English.
  • Ability to proactively seek solutions to complex problems without needing to be micromanaged
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own workload and forward plan
  • Ability to do science systematically, with integrity and to follow good research practices
  • Team player able to work to challenging targets
  • Knowledge of German or willingness to learn
  • Working in a Linux environment (deployment, essential scripting, configuration, logging, etc.).
  • At the 1090, Thurngasse location near the University of Vienna there are three RSA FG research studios that offer you an interdisciplinary work environment. You work in a friendly atmosphere and in a team of young, committed researchers at the intersection between academic work and innovative market implementation.

    Remuneration according to qualifications and willingness to perform begins with a gross monthly salary of

    € EUR to EUR for 30 hours / week.

    Projected starting date (delays are possible): April 2021.

    The 3-year (1 + 2) PhD contract will be awarded on a first come first serve basis to the first suitable candidate. Female candidates and candidates with minority backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

    Please send applications including cover letter, motivation, curriculum vitae and certificates to our Chief Researcher of the RSA FG by email via

    Thank you!

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