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PhD in Computer Science (f/m/d)

Organizational unit

Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)

Job description

The planned SFB 1475 "Metaphors of Religion" at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum investigates the significance of metaphors for religious meaning making in language use. Together with researchers from religious studies and computational linguistics, the information infrastructure project (INF) "Metaphor Base Camp: Providing the Common Data Basis and Advancing Digital Research Methods for Religious Metaphors" will build the digital research infrastructure for the entire collaboration. Unique research data combined with the possibilities of computer-aided analysis promise previously unknown insights into the use of metaphors across times and cultures.

In detail your tasks include:

  • Joint research and development in an interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • Implementation of cutting-edge use cases from the arts and humanities
  • Advancement of modern data management technologies

We are looking forward to your application!

Starting date


Personal qualification

You have a university degree (Diplom(Uni)/Master) in computer science, natural sciences or digital humanities with a completed doctorate. Ideally, you have experience in software development or research data management.

More specifically, experience with the following technologies would be desirable for the planned research data infrastructure:

  • XML-based modeling and tools for the text corpora of the research collaboration,
  • RDF-based modeling and tools for the metaphors,
  • interfaces and standards for the integration of text analysis tools as web services.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited to 4 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For technical information please contact
Frau Dr. Tonne, Tel. +49 721 608-25904, Email:
Herr Dr. Stotzka, Tel. +49 721 608- 24738 Email:

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 513/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 513/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


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Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources
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Phone: +49 721 608-25029,

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