Institute of Computer Science at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen: Research Assistant

The job description:

The Institute of Computer Science at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill the position of a Research Assistant at the Research Group Knowledge Engineering. The contract will be fulltime (100% of currently 38.9 hours per week) and limited to a duration of 2 years.

This position should be filled by March 3 rd 2014. Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L.


  • Performing research in a project on databases and security (storage of encrypted data in distributed database systems)
  • Collaborating in setting up a research network on NoSQL databases


  • You hold an excellent degree (Master) in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field
  • You have a strong background in databases, cryptography and programming (Java)
  • You are proficient in English

This position gives the successful applicant the opportunity to pursue a PhD degree. The position is suitable for part-time work.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Applications should include a motivation letter, short CV, list of publications, university certificates, and names (incl. contact info) of two possible references. Please send your application (also in electronic form) by January 6 th 2014 to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Institute of Computer Science, Dr. Lena Wiese, Goldschmidtstraße 7, 37077 Göttingen, E-Mail: wiese@cs.uni-goettingen.de.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wiese (phone: +49 551 39 172 059, e-mail: wiese@cs.uni-goettingen.de).

We request that you send us copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made. We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.