Our working group is located in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Consequently, we offer positions primarily in Dublin. However, we closely cooperate with the University of Konstanz in Germany and the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. Hence, if you are interested in working permanently or short-term (as a visitor) in either Konstanz or Tokyo, have a look further down this page. If you are a Bachelor or Master student at TCD have a look at our student’s corner.
Important: Whenever you contact us, please provide detailed information about yourself (motivation to work with us, publications, CV), your intended project (brief proposal, previous publications), intended funding, potential start and end date of your work/visit, and, if applicable, about your current supervisor. Please refrain from sending non-personalized applications. Make clear in your email that and why you want to work specifically with us.
Positions in Dublin
We do not have any vacancies for postdoctoral researchers at the moment. However, if you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral scholarship under our supervision, please contact us. Potential scholarships are the EU/SFI EDGE fellowship, the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship (GoIPD), the SFI/EI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA), or the EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. If you are from outside of Ireland, check with your local funding agencies, whether they offer some postdoctoral fellowships for working abroad. If you are from Germany, DAAD PRIME or DAAD Kurzstipendien may be an option to receive funding to work with us in Dublin.
Please note that we cannot help you in finding a suitable topic for your postdoctoral project. As a (potential) postdoc we expect you to have your own ideas. However, once you have a project idea, we will gladly support you in shaping the idea and applying for a scholarship. Even if there is no open call that you could apply to, feel free to send us your CV and letter of motivation, and we may come back to you once we have positions available.
We do not have any vacancies for PhD students, at the moment. However, if you are interested in applying for a PhD scholarship (e.g. TCD’s PG Ussher Fellowships or GoIPG), feel free to contact us. Even if there is no open call that you could apply to, feel free to send us your CV and letter of motivation, and we may come back to you once we have positions available. If you have a job in the industry and are interested in a part-time PhD, please also do not hesitate to contact us. Another option may be to apply for IRC’s Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme. In this programme, you do a full-time PhD for an industry partner, who is supposed to sponsor your PhD with (at least) 8,000€ per year (but received a €24k compensation by IRC). Chinese citizens may also look at the China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme.
We are always open to welcome self-funded visitors. Contact us, if you would like to work with us for a few months in Dublin. If you are a PhD student from Germany, the DAAD FIT Weltweit program may be interesting for you. It allows PhD students from Germany to pursue a research project for some months at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Chinese postgraduate students may also visit us for 6-24 months via the China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme.
Positions in Konstanz, Germany
We closely cooperate with the Information Science Group (ISG) of Prof Bela Gipp at the University of Konstanz. Their main research focus in on plagiarism detection, blockchain, recommender-systems and information retrieval. The ISG frequently has open positions for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and software engineers. In addition, there are various fellowship options for postdoctoral researchers and professors to receive funding for research visits to Germany. We would be glad to support you in establishing the contact with the ISG. More positions are advertised on the University of Konstanz’ website.
Positions at NII in Tokyo, Japan
We work closely with the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan. If you are interested in working at the NII, have a look at the programmes of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. They offer scholarships for foreigners at all career levels, including senior researchers, to conduct research visits in Japan for up to two years. In addition, the SFI and IRC may offer scholarships for research visits abroad. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, we would be glad to support you in establishing contact with the NII. Permanent positions at the NII are advertised on NII’s website. If you are a student at TCD, you may work at the NII for up to six months if you apply for the Earrach Sakura Award.