For aroud 15 years, the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Lower Rhine region of Germany has provided an innovative, interdisciplinary and international education to young minds from around the world. We offer a total of 37 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. International collaboration is a strength of ours, seen and felt in our network of over 90 partner universities in 38 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is not only connected to the larger world, but also deeply rooted in its Dutch-German EUREGIO home as well.

Join the Faculty of Communication and Environment and the Cloud Resilience Lab at the earliest possible date as part of the project “KonCheck - AI-based ad-hoc contextualization and verification of information on the web to support political opinion formation and participation” funded by the Ladenburger Kolleg. We offer you the opportunity to do your Ph.D. thesis via the NRW Doctoral College.

                               Join our team and help strengthen our university in Kamp-Lintfort Campus, at the earliest possible date as a

Research Associate / PhD student in the Project “KonCheck”

 Reference Number 05/F4/24

                                              German TV-L pay scale level EG 13 | (initially) fixed-term contract until for 2 years | full-time


  • Carrying out a doctoral project in the field of computer science
    • Collaboration in the KonCheck research project
    • Development of the state of the art for the contextualization of information
    • Development of a mobile application for the contextualization of information
    • Experimental tests using the developed technology
    • Evaluation of the developed technology
    • Accompanying and supporting AI-related activities in studies and teaching
    • Publication of results


  • Completed scientific university degree (Master's, diploma or comparable degree) in the field of computer science or engineering or a comparable field of study
    • Knowledge of mobile application development (Android/iOS)
    • Knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence and contextualization
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
    • Ability to work in a team, social skills, and a high degree of independence
    • Ability to develop and implement projects conceptually
    • Very good knowledge of German and English
    • Willingness for interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Gender and diversity competence desirable or the willingness to acquire this competence


Diversity | Internationality | Certified as a family-friendly university | Mobile working as well as home office | University sports | Active break | Collegial, open working atmosphere| Exciting and varied range of tasks | Personal responsibility and creative freedom | opportunities for personal and professional development

Part-time employment is also possible for this position.

The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

Please submit your application through the following link: and add the usual application documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications (possibly equivalence test/certificate recognition) and, if applicable, proof of severe disability in a single PDF file.


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