The Chair of Technical Information Systems at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg was founded in 2018 and closely cooperates with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. We are a research group focusing on semantic technologies to bring information and communication technologies of the future into today’s world.

The Chair offers a fully funded 4-year PhD position (100%; ~ 52.000 €/year) in the field of knowledge graphs. It is one co-founder of the EELISA Community of European Knowledge Graph Engineers. The community was founded in 2021 and has the mission to define the requirements and the being of a European Knowledge Graph Engineer.  The job location is in Nuremberg, Germany. More details about the PhD offer can be found below:

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our research team in the areas of knowledge graphs, (Social) Linked Data and decentralised information systems. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects and contribute to the development of new technologies in these fields.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please submit your CV, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and research interests and copies of transcripts. Please send all in one PDF file to

For informal inquiries about the position you may contact Andreas Harth.


Conduct independent research in knowledge graphs, (Social) Linked Data and decentralised information systems

Collaborate with other members of the research team and external partners

Publish research findings in top-tier conferences and journals

Contribute to the development of new technologies and products