The successful candidate has completed a Master’s degree in computer science, a Ph.D. is a plus. She or he must have prior exposure to and strong interest in the fields of databases and information retrieval. We expect a good command as well as a passion for programming. Good communication skills in English are ssential; a good command of German is a strong plus. The ideal candidate is passionate about identifying unsolved problems as well as proposing novel ideas for future activities. Particular emphasis is on developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, scientific evaluation and publication of results.