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Open PostDoc and PhD Position on Web Data Integration in the EU Project LOD2 at the University of Mannheim

From: Christian Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:21:07 +0200
Message-ID: <5062D713.1090505@bizer.de>
To: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org

The Focus Area Web-based Systems (Prof. Christian Bizer) within the 
Research Group Data and Web Science at the University of Mannheim is 
seeking to fill two full-time positions:

1.PostDoc Researcher -- EU Project LOD2

2.Graduate Research Associate / PhD Student -- EU Project LOD2



    PostDoc Researcher -- EU Project LOD2


The researcher is expected to carry out research on Web Data Integration 
(Schema Matching, Identity Resolution, Data Quality Assessment and 
Fusion) as well as Large-Scale Data Extraction in the context of the EU 
research project LOD2. The results of the research work should 
contribute to the further development of the LDIF -- Linked Data 
Integration Framework, WebDataCommons and DBpedia and be integrated into 
the LOD2 Technology Stack.

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

∑Data Integration

∑Data Mining

∑Linked Data and Semantic Web Technologies

We expect candidates to have a PhD degree in computer science or a 
related discipline, have good programming skills (Java or Scala) and be 
fluent in English. Experience with large-scale data processing 
techniques such as Hadoop is a plus. The position should ideally be 
filled in November 2012 and is available until the end of the LOD2 
project in August 2014.



    Graduate Research Associate / PhD Student-- EU Project LOD2


The graduate research associate is expected to carry out research on Web 
Data Integration (Schema Matching, Identity Resolution, Data Quality 
Assessment and Fusion) as well as Large-Scale Data Extraction in the 
context of the EU research project LOD2. The results of the research 
work should contribute to the further development of the LDIF -- Linked 
Data Integration Framework, WebDataCommons and DBpedia and be integrated 
into the LOD2 Technology Stack. The graduate research associate is 
expected to work towards a PhD degree on a topic connected with the project.


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

∑Data Integration

∑Data Mining

∑Linked Data and Semantic Web Technologies

∑Large-scale Data Processing Techniques such as Hadoop

We expect candidates to have a university degree in computer science or 
a related discipline, have good programming skills (Java or Scala) and 
be fluent in English. The position should ideally be filled in November 
2012 and is available until the end of the LOD2 project in August 2014.


    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, information about research and software development 
experience, list of publications, copies of certificates) no later than 
15th October 2012 as PDF by email using a subject line starting with 
[LOD2 Application] to

Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Research Group Data and Web Science
Universitšt Mannheim
chris@informatik.uni-mannheim.de


Further information about the Research Group Data and Web Science is 
found at
http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/

Further information about the LOD2 Project is found at
http://lod2.eu/ <http://lod2.eu/Welcome.html>
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