STI Innsbruck is a research group at the University of Innsbruck engaged in research and development to bring information and communication technologies of the future into today's world.

PhD Student

We are searching for new staff to help us in projects such as:

  • MSEE: The first Grand Challenge for MSEE project is to make SSME (Service Science Management and Engineering) evolve towards Manufacturing Systems and Factories of the Future.
  • BIG: Building an industrial community around Big Data in Europe is the priority of this project, together with setting up the necessary collaboration and dissemination infrastructure to link technology suppliers, integrators and leading user organizations.
  • PRELIDA: The Linked Data cloud has specific characteristics in terms of structuring, interlinkage, dynamicity and distribution that pose new challenges to the preservation community. PRELIDA will organise in-depth discussions among the linked data and preservation communities to identify which of these characteristics require novel solutions, and to develop road maps for addressing the new challenges.
  • PlanetData: The main aim of PlanetData is to establish an interdisciplinary, sustainable European community of researchers, helping organizations to expose their data on the Web in a useful way.
  • SUPPORT aims to raise the current level of port security by integrating legacy port systems with new surveillance and information management systems using semantic technology.
  • Furthermore our researchers continuously acquire new projects.

We offer

  • The stimulating environment of a research institute in the fields of Semantic Web, Ontology Engineering, Linked Data, Semantic Web Services, Semantic Technologies beyond the Web, Service-Oriented Architectures, and formal languages
  • Long-term collaboration with well-known academic institutions and major companies around the world
  • A multicultural working place with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a competitive salary and resources including funding for attending international conferences, PhD symposia, summer schools, etc.
  • The annual gross salary for a PhD student (full time position) at our institute (depending on the specific qualification): from € 37.326.

We expect

  • A strong background in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • The willingness to work in an international environment and combine formal scientific work with application-oriented research in order to solve real-world problems
  • The ability to take part in large-scale international research projects
  • Research interest and expertise in at least one of the following: Formal languages and reasoning (description logics, logic programming), ontology languages, Semantic Web services, business aspects of semantic systems

To apply

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research statement and the names and addresses of at least three referees, via email (text, postscript or PDF only) to

Additional information regarding our organization’s research and projects, and further information concerning this position is available at