Science Manager in AI and Natural Language Processing

The LOEWE Distinguished Chair “Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing” (UKP Lab) at the Computer Science Department of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, is looking for a

Research Associate (Postdoc) as Science Manager in AI and Natural Language Processing (full- or part-time)

The employment is initially for 2 years with an option for extension.

This position is crucial for conceptualizing, planning and coordinating of a wide range of multi-partner research projects of the UKP Lab. Responsibilities include drafting project applications, organizing scientific events as well as managing a wide range of scientific and administrative issues. This includes contributions to establish collaborations with leading international and national, academic and industrial research partners, applying for third-party funding in cooperation with other research institutions, various German and international funding agencies.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence or a related field. Very good organizational skills are required as well as the ability to perform assigned tasks independently, coordinating closely with the lab director. A wide range of tasks demand quick comprehension, analytical skills, attention to detail, reliability and a lot of flexibility. Prior research experience in Artificial Intelligence and strong writing skills are a definite plus.


The position offers exciting opportunities for personal development in a post-doctoral qualification phase and beyond. The working environment is outstanding: we work closely with the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence hessen.AI, the National Research Center for Applied Cyber Security ATHENE, the European AI network ELLIS and numerous partners in Germany and abroad.


The position assumes that you can move to Darmstadt or a nearby German location. Darmstadt is very close to the Frankfurt airport and provides an excellent living environment for incoming staff members.


The Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technical University Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, an overview of previous work or research experience, and the names of ideally three references.

Please submit your application by email by February 5, 2023 to iryna.gurevych (at) tu-darmstadt (dot) de.