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A Scientific Researcher in Data Science

full time, fixed term, three-year post, salary according to EG 13 TV-H, place of work: Frankfurt am Main, deadline for applications: February 17, 2021

The Information Center for Education is seeking to employ:

A Scientific Researcher in Data Science with a Focus on Learning Analytics

The research could lead to a PhD

full time, fixed term, three-year post, salary according to EG 13 TV-H labour agreement for the federal state of Hesse

The post is located in Frankfurt am Main.

Your Tasks

  • Research and project co-ordination in the area of Learning Analytics
  • Scientific analysis and processing of data from learning-management and assessment systems with ubiquitous tracking devices, e.g. wearables, cameras or beacons
  • Presentation of results via visualization framework (e.g. D3.js)
  • Information procurement via information retrieval, e.g. text mining and/or data mining (e.g. Phyton, RapidMiner, Weka, R)


  • Very good academic university degree (master) in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Practical experience in software design and computer programming (e. g. JavaScript, D3.js, HTML5, R, Python or visualization techniques)
  • Practical experience in information retrieval and text mining and/or data mining experience
  • Good analytical and statistical skills
  • Good English language skills (spoken and written) and good German language skills or the willingness to acquire these at the beginning of the employment
  • Readiness to travel regularly for international research projects
  • Academic writing and presentation skills

We expect candidates to be skilled or prepared to become familiar with the programming knowledge in the aforementioned tools, to be knowledgeable in the research fields of learning analytics and educational data mining as well as to be creative and possess self-management skills. We furthermore expect candidates to demonstrate distinct communicative skills, a readiness to co-operate and work in a team.

We offer a broad network in research and practice, collaboration in a dedicated team, flexible working hours, a public transport ticket and a company nursery.

DIPF promotes equal opportunities for all members of staff, and welcomes applications regardless of ethnic-cultural or socioeconomic background, age, confession, worldview, disability, gender and sexual identity. People with disabilities will receive due consideration if they are suitably qualified. It is principally possible to work part-time, provided that job-related requirements are appropriately met. Because women are underrepresented in leadership positions, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Professor Dr Drachsler, phone number: +49 69 24708-870 or e-mail address . Please send your written application together with the usual documents in electronic format, in a single pdf file, quoting the reference number IZB 5122-21-03 by 17.02.2021 to:

Professor Dr Drachsler, head of unit, , Tel. +49 69 24708-870
DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Rostocker Straße 6, D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

last modified Jan 26, 2021