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Open Positions: 1 Postdoc Researcher and 2 PhD Students at Web-based Systems Group / University of Mannheim

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:03:39 +0200
To: <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a postdoc researcher and two PhD students to join the
Web-based Systems Group at the University of Mannheim. Please find the job
postings below as well as at

http://wifo5.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/de/lehrstuhl/offene-stellen

The Web-based Systems Group is part of the new research focus area on Data-
and Web-Science that is currently being established at the School of
Business Informatics and Mathematics of the University of Mannheim. For more
information about the focus area see

http://midas.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/


1. PostDoc Researcher (Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat)

The future holder of this position should have a proven academic record in
one or several of the following areas:

+ Web Data Integration
+ Web Mining
+ Linked Data and Semantic Web Technologies
+ Data Quality Assessment

The researcher is expected to

+ carry out research in the thematic context of the group 
+ support the development and organization of the research group 
+ contribute to the open data publishing and open source software projects
of the group
+ contribute to the teaching program of the group on master- and
bachelor-level 

We expect candidates to have a PhD degree in computer science or a related
discipline, have good programming skills and be fluent in English.  The
position should ideally be filled 1st of September 2012. The position is
temporary with an initial duration of 3 years and an option of a 3 year
extension after the successful completion of the first period. The position
is paid according to German civil servants' standards (TV-L E14).


2. Graduate Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin /
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

The graduate research associate is expected to

+ carry out research in the thematic context of the group and present the
result at international conferences
+ write a PhD on a topic connected to the focus of the research group
+ contribute to the open data publishing and open source software projects
of the group
+ support the teaching activities of the group on master- and bachelor-level

Experience in scientific work as well as proven knowledge in one or several
of the following areas are of advantage:

+ Web Data Integration
+ Web Mining
+ Linked Data and Semantic Web Technologies
+ Data Quality Assessment

We expect candidates to have a university degree in computer science or a
related discipline, good programming skills as well as good knowledge of the
English language in reading and writing. The position should ideally be
filled 1st of September 2012. The position is temporary with an initial
duration of 2 years and an option of a 3 year extension after the successful
completion of the first period. The position is paid according to German
civil servants' standards (TV-L E13).

3. Graduate Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin /
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) – Project DM2E

The graduate research associate will be one of two researchers working on
the DM2E - Digitized Manuscripts to Europeana  project.  The project extends
the digital library Europeana with Linked Data space for the flexible and
open collaboration of Digital Humanities researchers. 

The graduate research associate is expected to

+ take a leading role in the development of the D2ME interoperability
infrastructure including RDFization, schema mapping, identity resolution and
interlinking
+ have proven skills in XML- and Linked Data-technologies as well as Java or
Scala programming
+ write a PhD on a topic connected with the project or other topics of the
research group

We expect candidates to have a university degree in computer science or a
related discipline as well as good knowledge of the English language in
reading and writing.  The position should be filled 1st of September 2012
and is available until the end of the project in February 2015. The position
is paid according to German civil servants' standards (TV-L E13).

Work Environment

The Web-based Systems Group explores technical and economic questions
concerning the development of global, decentralized information
environments.  Our current research focuses are:

+ The evolution of the World Wide Web from a medium for the publication of
textual documents into a medium for sharing structured data, as well as the
role of Linked Data technologies within this transition.
+ The shift from classic data integration architectures to Enterprise Data
Spaces which provide for the flexible, pay-as-you-go integration of large
numbers of internal and external data sources.

The group has a strong focus on making research results accessible as open
data on the Web as well as in the form of open source software. Projects
that have been initialized by the group include DBpedia, Web Data Commons,
the W3C Linking Open Data effort, the LDIF – Linked Data Integration
Framework, and the Silk – Link Discovery Framework. 

The Web-based Systems Group is part of the Focus Area on Data- and
Web-Science that is currently being established at the School of Business
Informatics and Mathematics of the University of Mannheim. The focus area
will consist of four professors which work closely together and jointly
supervise a team of approximately 20 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.
You will thus be given the opportunity to be part of a large research team
that covers all aspects of Data- and Web-Science.

How to apply?

The University of Mannheim is an equal-opportunities employer. Preference
will be given to applicants with disabilities provided they have the same
qualifications. The University of Mannheim strives to increase the
proportion of women in research and teaching and we therefore encourage
qualified women to apply. 

Please send your application together with the usual documents (curriculum
vitae, list of publications, information about research, teaching and
software development experience, copies of certificates) no later than 10th
of July 2012 as PDF by email to 

Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
chris(at)bizer.de 

Further information about the Web-based Systems Group is found at 
http://wifo5.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/


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Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Web-based Systems Group
University of Mannheim
http://wifo5.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/
chris@bizer.de
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:04:57 GMT

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