LINGUIST List 31.1495

Fri May 01 2020

Support: English; German; Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Technical University of Munich

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 30-Apr-2020
From: Daniel Braun <>
Subject: English; German; Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Technical University of Munich, Germany
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Department: Department of Informatics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Technical University of Munich

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The chair of Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis) at the Technical University of Munich is looking for excellent candidates for a paid PhD position in the project ''AI-Supported Legal Review of Terms and Conditions to Strengthen Consumer Protection''. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).

Your qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Artifical Intelligence, Data Science or a similar field
- Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience with:
-- Natural Language Processing (rule-based and/or machine learning)
-- Software Engineering
- Motivation to build innovative solutions involving industrial partners
- Strong communication skills and the ability to lead software development in distributed multicultural teams
- Advanced German speaking and writing skills
- Advanced English speaking and writing skills

We offer:

- Practice-oriented research project with renowned partners from the administration and consumer protection
- Wide scope of possible NLP, NLU and NLG research topics and technologies, including but not limited to Information Extraction, Named Entity Recognition, Summarization, Dependency Parsing Word Embeddings, Rule Engines, Dependency Trees
- Full-time position (100 % TVL-E 13) (fixed-term contract, usually for four years)
- Great working environment in a young, dynamic team at one of the leading European universities
- Opportunity to travel to prestigious international research conferences
- Contribution to open-source projects
- Up-to-date hardware and an extensive server infrastructure for research
- Excellent training and career support opportunities (courses, personal coaching, ...)

Your responsibilities:

- Research & development in the project and possibly other projects in the area of NLP
- Contribution to teaching on Bachelor and Master levels
- Supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses


Please, send your motivation letter, CV and transcript of records to Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes (
We are looking forward to your application!

Applications Deadline: 30-Sep-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Daniel Braun

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