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JOB: Research Position in Semantic Web Technologies

From: Enrico Motta <e.motta@open.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 12:28:17 +0000
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To: semantic-web@w3c.org

Research Position: Semantic Web Technologies
(Temporary appointment, up to 2 years - Vacancy ID:4292)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th January 2008.

The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute 
(KMi) has an opening for a Research Assistant to 
undertake the design and development of semantic 
web technologies in the context of the EU-funded 
NeOn project - see http://www.neon-project.org. 
The successful applicant will join an 
internationally leading research group, headed by 
Prof Enrico Motta, which is pioneering the 
development of a new class of applications able 
to exploit the increasingly large amounts of 
semantic markup, which are becoming available on 
the Semantic Web. He or she will be expected to 
contribute to the design and development of a new 
infrastructure for semantic web applications, 
which is centred around the Watson Semantic Web 
Gateway, http://watson.kmi.open.ac.uk. In 
particular the job will require to design and 
implement novel algorithms for ontology 
evaluation and ranking, which can be effectively 
used together with the Watson platform, to 
support intelligent search for information on the 
Semantic Web, both in response to manual requests 
from human users and also in response to queries 
from software agents.

Experience in semantic technologies is essential 
for this vacancy. Experience in language and web 
technologies will also be advantageous.

The appointment will be made on the Salary Scales 
for Academic and Research Staff (Academic Grade 1 
or 2), ranging from 25,134 - 32,796 pa 
depending on qualifications and experience. 
Appointment on Grade 2 will require a PhD or 
three years equivalent in quality of achievement.

The Knowledge Media Institute is a highly 
successful, 78-strong interdisciplinary 
laboratory founded at The Open University in 
1995, and located in attractive new offices at 
The Open University's main campus in Milton 
Keynes, UK. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced 
research and development in Knowledge Media: a 
convergence of knowledge, communication and 
computing technologies. We offer a stimulating 
environment, widely acknowledged to be at the 
leading edge of European research and 
development, particularly in semantic web 
technologies, multimedia information systems, 
knowledge modelling and management, new media 
systems, and human-computer interaction. The 
style, impact and content of our work are 
described in detail in our Web pages at 
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/.

The Further Particulars for this position, 
including information on how to apply, can be 
found at 
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy-4292.cfm

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Enrico Motta (e.motta@open.ac.uk).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome 
applications from all sections of the community.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential job 
requirements will be interviewed. Further 
particulars are available in large print, disk or 
audiotape. (Minicom +44 (0) 1908 654901 for hard 
of hearing).

Further details on The Open University's 
employement conditions can be found at: 
http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/benefits.asp
Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 12:28:57 GMT

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