Research Assistant (M/F) for Scalable Data Analytics

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT

Calling all future experts in scalable data analytics and data processing! Make the most of your talents at fraunhofer fit in aachen. Join our linked data and semantic web group and work on building knowledge pipelines. We have an opening for:


Fraunhofer FIT is renowned for conducting R&D on user-friendly smart solutions that blend seamlessly in business processes. Our clients benefit from more efficient processes and increased quality, internal connectivity and staff satisfaction. FIT is the partner of choice for digitization, Industry 4.0 projects and IoT solutions. Our researchers work in interdisciplinary teams and combine insights from computer science with questions from other fields. In our Linked Data and Semantic Web group we develop Knowledge Pipelines that help to process and analyze heterogeneous data efficiently and facilitate the use of data in new discoveries and smart solutions.

What we expect from you

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science or related field of study
  • Desire to earn your doctorate while working towards the utilization of the technologies you help develop
  • Thorough understanding of Scalable Distributed Computing, familiarity with methods such as Map Reduce, Spark, Flink, Giraph, Docker, Mesos or UIMA
  • Solid experience with programming / scripting languages such as Java and Python
  • Knowledge of Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies
  • Knowledge of Data Analytics methods and their applicability in different domains

What you can expect from us 
Fraunhofer is holding rank 3 in the 2016 “Most Attractive Employer Ranking by Engineers”. Fraunhofer FIT currently has a staff of some 140 researchers. It provides an open and well-equipped environment for R&D work. Flextime lets you optimize your personal work-life balance and, in combination with a range of support facilities, helps meet the needs of families and children. Fraunhofer FIT encourages and supports its staff to extend and enhance their qualifications and offers a specific doctoral program.

Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally, Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components. 
The position is initially limited for 3 years 
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. 
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women. 
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Please submit your online application:

If you have any further questions, please contact: 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker 
Phone: +49 241 80 21501

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