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Open PhD Position in the Project AI-Supported Legal Review of Terms and Conditions to Strengthen Consumer Protection

Last modified Feb 20
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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 project "AI-Supported Legal Review of Terms and Conditions to Strengthen Consumer Protection". The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV). 


Your qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Artifical Intelligence, 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
  • Advanced German speaking and writing skills
  • Advanced English speaking and writing skills


We offer

  • Practice-oriented research project with renowned partners from the administration and consumer protection
  • Wide scope of possible NLP, NLU and NLG research topics and technologies, including but not limited to
    • Information Extraction, Named Entity Recognition, Summarization, Dependency Parsing
    • Word Embeddings, Rule Engines, Dependency Trees
  • Full-time position (100 % TVL-E 13) (fixed-term contract, usually for four years)
  • 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
  • Up-to-date hardware and an extensive server infrastructure for research
  • Excellent training and career support opportunities (courses, personal coaching, ...)


Your responsibilities

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



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

We are looking forward to your application!