Two PhD Position in Information Science is available at the University Konstanz, Germany for the current academic year 2011. The position is within the Department of Computer and Information Science under its PhD Program "Explorative Analysis and Visualization of Large Information Spaces".

This PhD program is supported and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It was established and is staffed by renowned scholars and experts in their field, who blend current research with traditional and topical knowledge. At this time, the faculty consists of ten tenured professors, covering a wide range of research areas under the general theme of the PhD program (Information Visualization and Visual Analytics, Computer Graphics, Human Computer Interaction, Intelligent Data Analysis, Network Analysis, Information Retrieval, Database and Information Systems, Multimedia Signal Processing, Software Analysis and Verification, Visual Computing, Security/Privacy in Networks and Distributed Systems).

Candidate Requirements

The current position is avialable in the area of Database Systems . Applicants must have a Master degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, with very good grades. They are expected to have good knowledge of databases (preferably XML/NoSQL databases), data warehousing, and/or distributed systems, as well as strong implementation skills. Good communication skills in English, oral as well as written, are essential; knowledge of the German language is not required.

About the University

The University of Konstanz is one of the nine Universities of Excellence in the Federal Republic of Germany. The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 (0) 7531 / 88 @ 4895).

The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation to be a family-friendly institution. The University is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life. The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

Application Procedure

For further information and application procedure please visit University Konstanz website.

For technical details, please contact Prof. Marc H. Scholl ( or the chair person of the Graduiertenkolleg, Prof. Dietmar Saupe, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz, P.O. Box 697, 78457 Konstanz, Germany (

Please note, the 2 PhD Position in Information Science at University Konstanz, Germany is available immediately, applications will be accepted until filled.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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