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We are hiring!

Open Positions

As of March 2017, we are inviting applications for a Postdoc and a PhD student position in the DBWeb Team in the Computer Science Department of the Télécom ParisTech University in Paris to work with Fabian Suchanek on knowledge bases .

About us

Télécom ParisTech is an engineering school in Paris. These schools are the more competitive variant of universities in the public education system of France, with student admission ratios of around 5%-10% (see Wikipedia). The school was founded in 1878, and prides itself to have invented the word "telecommunication". The school is located right in the center of Paris, the capital of France.

Our team is the DBWeb Team, and we do research in Big Data, Knowledge Bases (KBs), Social Web, Web Data, and Cognition. In particular, we co-develop the YAGO knowledge base, one of the largest knowledge bases on the Semantic Web.

About the positions

The offered positions are under the supervision of Fabian Suchanek. The larger research topic is “schema mining”, i.e., the automated discovery of schema information in knowledge bases. It will revolve somehow around mining rules on knowledge bases (see AMIE). Some of the possible directions are: See here for previous research work.

The PhD position is a 3 year position at a standard salary (around 1500 EUR/month). The postdoc position is a full-time position for 1 year (around 2000 EUR net per month), extendible by 1 year. The positions are not bound to an industry grant: There are no deliverables to write, and no software to deliver. The candidates will be able to devote their entire time to research. It is possible to do teaching, though, if the candidate so desires.

Applying

We expect many candidates (we had 70 last time), so please apply as stated here. Please upload at this address. This is a first test of your computer science skills ;-) There is no fixed deadline, we will continue accepting applications until suitable candidates have been found. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application by email within a week's time.

  The small print: This is to be understood a call for expression of interest, not a legally binding offer.