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Open Position in the area of Natural Language Processing for German Legal Texts

Last modified Apr 25
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The chair of Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis) at the Technical University of Munich is looking for excellent candidates for a paid PhD position in the area of Natural Language Processing for German Legal Texts.

We offer

  • Practice-oriented research projects with renowned partners from the administration, publishing industry, judiciary, medicine, customer protection, and other industries
  • Wide scope of possible NLU and NLG research topics and technologies, including but not limited to
    • Information Extraction, Named Entity Recognition, Surface Realization, Summarization
    • Word Embeddings, Rule Engines, Dependency Trees
  • Full-time position (100 % TVL-E 13) or part-time position in collaboration with our industry partners (fixed-term contract)
  • Great working environment in a young, dynamic team at one of the leading European universities
  • Opportunity to travel to prestigious international research conferences
  • Contribution to open-source projects and collaborations with start-ups and spin-offs
  • Up-to-date hardware and an extensive server infrastructure for research
  • Excellent training and career support opportunities (courses, personal coaching, ...)

Your responsibilities

  • Contribution to teaching on Bachelor’s and Master’s levels
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses
  • Research & development projects in the area of NLP

Your qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Data Science or a similar field
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience with
    • Natural Language Processing (rule-based and/or machine learning)
    • Software Engineering
  • Motivation to build innovative solutions involving industrial partners
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to lead software development in distributed multicultural teams
  • At least intermediate German speaking and writing skills
  • Advanced English speaking and writing skills

Application procedure

Please, send your motivation letter, CV and transcript of records to Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes (

We are looking forward to your application!