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[JOB] Open PhD Researcher Position in Vienna

From: Bernhard Haslhofer <bernhard.haslhofer@univie.ac.at>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:57:19 +0200
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To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
The Multimedia Information Systems Group (http://www.cs.univie.ac.at/ 
mis) at the University of Vienna / Austria is seeking an outstanding  
candidate to work as a PhD researcher in the upcoming Austrian Science  
Fund (FWF) project "MEKETRE".

MEKETRE is an interdisciplinary research project between the  
University of Vienna’s Egyptology and Computer Science departments and  
will run from late 2009 until late 2012. The technical focus will be  
on making the multimedia material, collected data, and available  
vocabularies available as Linked Data on the Web. We will conduct  
research on novel solutions for further enhancing the exposed objects  
with semantically meaningful information (e.g., by means of  
annotations) and strategies for collaborative vocabulary building and  
evolution.

Besides a strong interest in working in an interdisciplinary setting,  
we expect the applicant to work in the following areas:
	• Collaborative Vocabulary Building / Vocabulary Evolution
	• Multimedia Annotations in the context of Linked Data sources

The ideal candidate holds a MS degree in Computer Science or related  
field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical/ 
implementation aspects in her/his work. Fluent English and/or German  
communication and excellent programming skills are fundamental  
requirements. Preferably the candidate has a background in one of the  
following fields:
	• Linked Data and Semantic Technologies (RDF, SKOS, etc)
	• Multimedia Computing
	• Digital Object Repositories (Fedora)

The position starts late 2009 and is full-time (40h/week) for the  
duration of the project. The successful candidate will tightly work  
with colleagues from the Egyptology department and is expected to  
pursue her/his PhD work within the scope of the project.

Applications will be considered starting immediately and will be  
accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled.  We  
invite interested applicants to send their resume including a pointer  
to their previous / current work and publications as soon as possible  
to sekretariat@mminf.univie.ac.at, Reference No: 396/MIS/0209.

The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer.

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