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WE ARE HIRING – Full-time Researcher

Our team wants you!uncle_sam_28pointing_finger29

You think that public administration could do better? You see technological potential as being grossly grossly  neglected? You have big ideas of how technology can contribute to deliver improved services for the benefit of all, to make countries greener, cities smarter, and people happier?

We are interested!

You have a technical background, with experience in programming and databases? You are not afraid of UML, metadata and data modelling? You always wanted to get deep into linked (open) data and semantics? You find requirements engineering to be a piece of cake?

We should definitely talk!

The Department for E-Governance and Administration at Danube University Krems / Austria (EU) is looking for an enthusiastic new colleague to improve public governance through the widespread application of technology.

We are the leading Austrian research institution for public governance, with long-lasting collaborations within the international research community, industry, as well as within public administration; including the Austrian Chancellery, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the City of Vienna, or the Austrian Federal Computing Centre. The Department for E-Governance and Administration also hosts, together with the Federal Ministry for the Civil Service and Sport, the GovLabAustria, an innovation lab for the public sector.

You bring:

  • Graduate in Computer Science, (business) informatics or any other study with a clear and demonstrable focus on ICT
  • Master’s level or higher degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • A deep interest to perform research on the intersection between public administration, science, industry, and society
  • A deep understanding of data driven-approaches, process design, and digital transformation
  • The ability to identify problems on your own and provide solutions to them
  • You enjoy working with collaborative technologies, also remotely
  • Teamwork and constant exchange come naturally to you
  • Excellent English, written and spoken

Would be nice:

  • You possess experience working in a scientific environment
  • You have been part of an international research project already
  • First-hand experience in scientific publishing and writing research grant proposals

You will get:

  • Regular, project-based employee contract, starting 15.04.2019, limited to 30.9.2020 but with the clear intention for extension.
  • 2.738,91 EUR gross per month with 38.5h/week (W3/1 according to the Work and Remuneration Regulations – DBO of Danube University Krems) – we are willing to pay a higher salary according to qualifications and training.
  • Social amenities on the Campus Krems with a highly international and welcoming atmosphere.  
  • Excellent business contacts to high-ranked public sector officials as well as international research networks.
  • A beautiful work place within the UNESCO world heritage region of the Wachau.

Scope of project “ManyLaws”, in which you will work:

The project aims to deliver a set of novel services for citizens, businesses, and administrations of the European Union, built upon text mining, advanced processing and semantic analysis of legal information. To achieve this, ManyLaws will access big legal data currently produced and published in multiple national or EU public data sources (e.g., EUR-Lex, NOMOS), link it and transform it to structured open datasets. By combining data coming from a multiplicity of sources, ManyLaws aims to achieve seamless and inclusive access to legal information across EU and improve the efficacy of decision-making in legislative procedures operated by public bodies. Furthermore, the activity will cater for making available the total of semantically annotated input data, intermediate data sets, and output results through the European Data Portal.

For further information, please contact Ass.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Lampoltshammer via mail: thomas.lampoltshammer@donau-uni.ac.at

The team of the Department for E-Governance and Administration is looking forward to meeting you!

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We’re hiring!

Our team wants you!uncle_sam_28pointing_finger29

For reinforcing our team at the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Faculty of Business and Globalization, we are searching for a highly motivated researcher for a non-tenured position.

For a non-tenured faculty position, responsibilities include collaborating on informatics/social sciences projects in multidisciplinary teams, supervising students during their Master’s thesis, teaching courses, and participating in service activities as well as in the development and/or expansion of national and European research activities. Rank is open based on qualifications.

This is a full-time, 3-years, non-tenure track appointment (limited until September 30th, 2019) with possible extension depending on funding and performance. 

Required Qualifications for Non-Tenured Position:

  • Master’s and/or doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Informatics (preferably Business-, or Legal informatics), Information Science or suitable combination of disciplines (Social Sciences and/or Legal Sciences within Informatics background).

Desired Qualifications for Non-Tenured Position:

  • Experienced in and active contributions to national and/or European/international research projects
  • Experienced in and active contributions to scientific publications and dissemination
  • Ability to teach and supervise students
  • High personal interest in the research areas E-Democracy, E-Government, E-Participation, Open Data, Data-driven administration/politics etc.
  • Hands-on programming skills (e.g., Java, C#, Python, JS)
  • Skills in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Expertise in data architectural design and analysis as well as in governance frameworks
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team that includes computer/social scientists, legal experts, faculty, and staff
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent English language proficiency (German language proficiency is beneficial but not mandatory)

Initial closing date for this position is October 2nd, 2016. Electronic applications are preferred. Applicants are asked to email/send the following items with the application code “1659_GOV“ to the human resources department under the following address: “Personalabteilung der Donau-Universität Krems”, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, A-3500 Krems, Katharina Markl at katharina.markl@donau-uni.ac.at:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying
  • Your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position
  • Teaching and research statement
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications

Please be prepared to provide letters of recommendation on request. The minimum monthly salary according to the university’ s remuneration system (W3/1) is EUR 2.642,05 gross for 38.5h/week. The actual salary may vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualification.

The Danube University Krems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or any other basis protected by law.