PhD position in Information Retrieval – (f/m/d

Research Studios Austria ForschungsgesmbH

Job Overview

At Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft – RSA FG we work to bring innovations in the field of digital intelligence from Austria’s universities to the market. The Research Studio Data Science (DSc) develops new methods and applications for the use of large amounts of data. For our applied research work we look for:

PhD position in Information Retrieval – (f/m/d)

30 hours/week (3 years)

Your profile:

You have a university degree in Computer Science, and you meet the relevant criteria of the TU Wien doctoral programme

Your experience:

  • Knowledge on Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, 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 (e.g. IELTS at 7.0 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 our office, 1090 Wien, Thurngasse, located 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 your qualifications and willingness to perform begins with a gross monthly salary of € 2.000 EUR to 2.237 EUR for 30 hours / week.

Projected starting date (delays are possible): June 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 your application including cover letter, motivation, curriculum vitae and certificates to our Chief Researcher of the RSA FG by email via

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

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