DFKI is the leading institution in the field of innovative software technologies in Germany. In the
international scientific community, it is one of the most important Centers of Excellence and is
currently – measured by the number of employees and its third-party funding – the world’s largest
research center for AI, collaborating with national and international research partners and industry.
The Language Technology Lab at DFKI Berlin is involved in numerous national as well as international
research programmes and networks. We offer an interesting and flexible work environment as part
of an innovative, international and enthusiastic team which coordinates and participates in national
as well as European projects in the wider area of Language Technology. The researcher role is part of
a large joint project (financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF)
with partners from research and industry, developing a platform for semantic content technologies.
Tasks include
• Research and development in the field of automated classification and analysis of different
document and content types (incl., social media, fake news, document structures etc.)
• Implementation of prototypes and demonstrators in the framework of a larger platform
• Publication of results (scientific conferences and workshops as well as journals)
• Documentation of results in project reports
• Work on a PhD thesis can be part of this role and is highly encouraged




Your profile
• A successfully completed Masters degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science,
Language Technology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science or a comparable field
• High expertise in software development (especially in Python or Java) with knowledge of
current frameworks as well as common libraries and tools
• Good to very good knowledge of Machine Learning methods (especially Deep Learning)
• Result-driven team player with problem-solving capabilities, high degree of self-motivation
• Very good organisational and time management skills for keeping track of own work
• Very good German and English language skills, both written and spoken (business fluent)
• Nice to have: Experience with tools for collaborative software development (git); web and
API development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, current frameworks); experience with Linked Data
and Semantic Web formats; Industry experience

Specific requirements:

for a period of initially 3 years (full-time, work on a PhD is encouraged).

Educational level:

Master Degree

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