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Linked Data for eScience Services (LIFE) project: 2 Positions in Geoinformatics at Post-Doc/PhD Student Level

From: Carsten Keßler <carsten.kessler@uni-muenster.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:33:42 +0200
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To: IfGI <ifgi-ifgi@listserv.uni-muenster.de>
Linked Data for eScience Services (LIFE) is a two-year project funded
by the German Research Foundation, jointly carried out by the Semantic
Interoperability Lab (MUSIL) at Institute for Geoinformatics
(http://ifgi.uni-muenster.de) and the University Library
(http://ulb.uni-muenster.de) at University of Münster.

The overall goal of LIFE is to facilitate sharing of spatio-temporal
information and thus improve interdisciplinary collaboration in
science and education. The approach addresses all kinds of resources,
ranging from articles and books through maps to raw data. The Linked
Data approach will be used as a basis for the university library's
eScience services to seamlessly integrate their offerings into both
the scientific and the global information infrastructure. These
eScience services will enable researchers and students to
systematically navigate the dynamic and heterogeneous global network
of spatio- temporal information (discovery) and to create the relevant
views (access) meeting their information needs. LIFE is a research
activity in the Linked Open Data University of Münster (LODUM,
http://lodum.de) initiative that fosters exchanging scientific and
educational data as Linked Data.

The Institute for Geoinformatics is looking for highly motivated
candidates to fill one position at the post-doc level and one at the
PhD student level. Both positions are fully funded for two years,
starting in January 2013. Salary levels are at the TVL salary scale
(TVL-E 13 for the PhD student, ~40k  EURO p.a. gross, and TVL-E 14 for
the post-doc, ~45k  EURO p.a. gross, commensurate with experience). The
candidate filling the PhD student position is expected to join the
graduate school for geoinformatics. The LIFE team will be completed by
up to four student assistants.

Application profile for both openings:
- strong background in at least one of the following areas:
   - geographic information science
   - semantic web technologies / linked data o science 2.0 / open science
- programming experience, especially in web development on an open source stack
 - interest in research challenges in the area of semantic
interoperability and data integration.

Applications should be sent to Prof. Dr. Werner Kuhn
(kuhn@uni-muenster.de) in a single PDF file. Applications from women
are encouraged and will be favored in case of equal qualification,
competence and specific achievements. Preference will be given to
disabled applicants in case of equivalent qualification.

The application process remains open until October 15, 2012 or until
the positions are filled.

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