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Open position: PhD student - STI Innsbruck

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Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:38:04 +0100
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PhD Student – STI Innsbruck



Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck

Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria



STI Innsbruck is a research institute at the  <http://www.uibk.ac.at/> University of Innsbruck engaged in research and development of semantic technologies. Focus is on the increased automatisation of content and service delivery. STI Innsbruck is currently seeking candidates for the following position:



PhD student



We are searching for new staff to help us in projects such as:


E-Freight facilitates the use of different transport modes on their own and in combination, to obtain an optimal and sustainable utilisation of European freight transport resources using semantic technologies.

Envision provides an ENVIronmental Services Infrastructure with Ontologies that support users in the process of discovery and adaptive chaining and composition of environmental services.

MSEE: The first Grand Challenge for MSEE project is to make SSME (Service Science Management and Engineering) evolve towards Manufacturing Systems and Factories of the Future. 

PeerAssist: The main scope of this project is the conceptualization, design, implementation and demonstration of a flexible Peer-to-Peer (P2P) platform, which will allow people to build virtual communities dynamically based on interests and needs they share.

PlanetData: The main aim of PlanetData is to establish an interdisciplinary, sustainable European community of researchers, helping organizations to expose their data on the Web in a useful way.

RENDER: The RENDER project addresses the challenges arising when analyzing the dynamics of online information. RENDER will provide a comprehensive conceptual framework and technological infrastructure for enabling, supporting, managing and exploiting information diversity in Web-based environments.

SUPPORT aims to raise the current level of port security by integrating legacy port systems with new surveillance and information management systems using semantic technology.



Furthermore our researchers continuously acquire new projects.



We offer


The stimulating environment of a research institute in the fields of Semantic Web, Ontology Engineering, Linked Data, Semantic Web Services, Semantic Technologies beyond the Web, Service-Oriented Architectures, and formal languages


Long-term collaboration with well-known academic institutions and major companies around the world


A multicultural working place with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a competitive salary and resources including funding for attending international conferences, PhD symposia, summer schools, etc.


The annual gross salary for a PhD student (full time position) at our institute (depending on the specific qualification): from € 37.326.



We expect


A strong background in Computer Science or related disciplines


The Willingness to work in an international environment and combine formal scientific work with application-oriented research in order to solve real-world problems


The ability to take part in large-scale international research projects


Research interest and expertise in at least one of the following: Formal languages and reasoning (description logics, logic programming), ontology languages, Semantic Web services, business aspects of semantic systems 



To apply


Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research statement and the names and addresses of at least three referees, via email (text, postscript or PDF only) to  <mailto:hr@sti2.at> hr@sti2.at 


Additional information regarding our organization’s research and projects, and further information concerning this position is available at  <http://www.sti-innsbruck.at/> http://www.sti-innsbruck.at.



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