Deadline extension: PhD fellowship position in Social Software and Semantic Web at DERI, NUI Galway

(Apologies for cross-posting)

** Deadline extended until the end of the week **

The Unit Social Software (USS) at the Digital Enterprise Research  
Institute -
DERI: - of the National University of Ireland,  
invites applications for a 4 years fully-funded PhD fellowship position.

DERI is a leading research institute in semantic technologies that  
offers a
stimulating, dynamic and multi-cultural research environment,  
excellent ties
to research-groups worldwide and standardization bodies, close  
with industrial partners and up-to-date infrastructure and resources.

The DERI Unit Social Software focuses on the convergence of Social  
and the Semantic Web by developing models and tools that support and  
advantage of these two trends. Achievements of DERI USS include SIOC -
Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities - and a large number of
publications and tutorials on the topic in international venues and  
USS Research is performed in collaboration with other DERI units and
industrial partners. The PhD position is funded by Science Foundation  
( within the Lion2 project and offers for the successful
candidate an annual stipend, course fees and conference travel when

Applicants should have a strong interest in Social Software, Semantic  
Web and
Web Science in general and hold an excellent primary degree or Masters
qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. computer science,  
science, knowledge representation), with an emphasis on practical  
aspects of
research (e.g. industrial project experience, ontology development and
open-source software developement being distinct advantages). Selected
candidates are expected to have the willingness to combine formal  
work with application-oriented research and development in projects  
funded by
national and international (EU) funding agencies, as well as  
participating in
open-source projects and standardization activities.

Please submit your application (including cover letter, relevant  
or software implementation, full CV and contact details for two  
referees) to by 5pm on Friday, July 3rd with the subject line 'PhD  
- DERI USS'. Candidates will be contacted in the first week of July and
interviews will be then conducted for successful applications.
For further information please contact Alexandre Passant
( and John Breslin (

Dr. Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
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Received on Monday, 29 June 2009 15:08:44 UTC