PostDoc Position in Knowledge-based Systems and Artificial Intelligence

A PostDoc position is available at the Database and Artificial Intelligence Group at TU Wien, Austria. We invite highly motivated applicants interested both in the theory and practice of

  • Description Logics
  • Answer Set Programming 
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 
  • Reasoning about Actions and Change
  • Database Theory

In particular, we are seeking to strengthen our research teams in two foundational research projects “Ontology-mediated Queries for Graph Databases”[1] and “KtoAPP: Compiling Knowledge into Applications”[2] funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Your profile

  • A PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other closely related field
  • Excellent academic record
  • High motivation to succeed in academia 
  • Very good English writing skills

We offer

  • Employment at TU Wien from 2 years to 3.5 years, depending on research tasks
  • Gross salary of approx. 54.453 EUR per year (approx. 35.463 EUR per year after taxes in basic circumstances)
  • A department that offers top research expertise, and a stimulating and supportive environment
  • TU Wien is a great place for professional growth (e.g., the Austrian Science Fund offers multiple funding opportunities for young researchers to advance their independent scientific careers).
  • Vienna is a beautiful city that offers excellent quality of life [4] 


Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Please send your application to Dr. Mantas Šimkus (

Application Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • PhD thesis and/or the list of publications
  • At least 2 names of referees






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