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Doctoral Researcher in Computer Science (m, f, d)

(Salary grade E 13 TV-L, 100%)

Chemnitz University of Technology invites applications for a doctoral position in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1410) Hybrid Societies – Humans Interacting with Embodied Technologies. Employment is offered until December 31st, 2023 starting at the next possible date.

Research Environment and Tasks: Research in the CRC 1410 Hybrid Societies pertains to the interaction with Embodied Digital Technologies (EDTs) as artificial bodies moving in real or virtual environments ( Interdisciplinary research in the CRC is guided by two leading questions to ultimately ensure smooth and efficient encounters between humans and embodied technologies in hybrid societies: What is required so that humans can coordinate with EDTs as smoothly as with conspecifics? How to design EDTs to meet these requirements? Cooperating researchers from psychology, engineering, computer science, human movement science, linguistics and gesture studies, sociology, law studies, physics, and mathematics scientifically inquire the interaction of humans with EDTs from the level of single actions up to the attribution of intentionality.

Within the CRC Hybrid Societies, researchers from multiple disciplines work together in a cross-domain fashion. The work activities create a large corpus of research data in different kinds of types, data formats, shapes, and sizes, such as multimedia recordings, sensor data, time-series, finite element meshes, or survey data, with the potential for multiple levels of annotation and anonymization. The INF project will address the needs, requirements and opportunities of all cooperating project partners by implementing best practices and techniques for establishing an efficient, interdisciplinary, and sustainable research data management (RDM) platform.

The successful applicant will work on the information infrastructure system, process and knowledge management within the CRC to apply, implement, and extend well-accepted standards for research data management. The project will focus on a user-centric perspective to develop tools that make it easy for researchers of different knowledge domains to annotate, enrich, and interact with research data from multiple disciplines.

Researchers in the CRC Hybrid Societies contribute to the CRC’s joint research activities and actively participate, for instance, in research colloquia, lecture series, and workshops. The doctoral position includes the enrollment in the CRC's doctoral program.


  • University degree (Master/Diploma or equivalent) in Computer Science or a similar background
  • Expertise in Web Engineering and/or Data Science
  • Excellent skills in Web Development, Data Management and extended knowledge in approaches and technologies in Web Engineering.
  • Experience in agile project management and information management
  • The candidate shall be interested in working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken), knowledge of German is a plus

Application procedure:Applicants should send their complete application documents including a motivation letter (1 page) with a brief description of personal qualifications and research interests, a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, a publication list if applicable, and abstracts of Bachelor- and Master-/diploma theses (1-2 pages) preferably as a single pdf-file via email (stating: “CRC1410_INF”) to The closing date for applications is October 22th 2020. Please, do not include links in electronic applications. Please, send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.


Chemnitz University of Technology                                                                                                                                                                                                   Faculty of Computer Science                                                                                                                                                            Professorship for Distributed and Self-organizing Systems (VSR)                                                                                                            Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gaedke                                                                                                                                                              09107 Chemnitz                                                                                                                                                                

Chemnitz University of Technology is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity. To increase the number of women working in science and teaching, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if equally qualified.

Employment will be governed by the provisions of the German law on fixed-term contracts in academia (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).

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