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Re: Job opportunity at Open Data Institute: Research Scientist/Research Engineer (London); closing soon

From: Tom Heath <tom.heath@theodi.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:05:26 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMAbh1Rcoj5XJ_KTX5SPy+jvA4XB58c+KvZ1SjnKQ=fc5=gTdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi all,

Just a quick note that due to a number of requests we have extended
this deadline to midday UK time next Tuesday, 5th May. Same
application process applies as in the original message, though
unfortunately due to public holidays in the UK I won't be online much
between now and then to answer any further queries.



On 27 April 2015 at 06:36, Tom Heath <tom.heath@theodi.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There's still an opportunity to apply for this great role here at the
> ODI; closing date is this Thursday 30th April:
> <http://theodi.org/jobs/research-engineer-research-scientist>
> ========
> Research Scientist/Research Engineer
> Shoreditch, London (with UK & International Travel) c.45k
> In this role you will be instrumental in researching and developing
> methods, algorithms and infrastructures that transform the usability,
> utility and value of open data for large and diverse audiences. You'll
> apply your world-class research and engineering skills and experience
> to problems of data discovery, cleansing, summarisation and
> integration, and be instrumental in shaping the ODI's response to
> these challenges.
> Drawing on your expertise and experience in computer science research
> and large-scale data engineering, you'll be ideally placed to make
> unique and high-impact contributions to this emerging field.
> Your deliverables will be project-specific, but include the following:
> - Novel techniques and algorithms for solving open data problems
> - High quality open source code
> - Prototype systems with product potential
> - Technical reports and publishable research papers
> With a PhD in computer science; or another data-intensive, numerate
> discipline; or equivalent professional experience in an academic or
> commercial research environment, you must be able to demonstrate
> exceptional knowledge of data mining, hands on experience of
> large-scale data engineering and a solid grounding in the field of
> open data. Strong written and oral communication skills will also be
> essential for success in this role, as will a passion for data
> collection management and analysis whilst evidencing best practice.
> The ODI is a vibrant, fascinating, and (most importantly) great fun
> place to work. We do everything we can collaboratively and in the open
> which is both exhilarating and challenging. The combination of a small
> team, global focus, and incredible breadth of opportunity make for a
> uniquely stimulating environment.
> Full role profile:
> <https://docs.google.com/a/theodi.org/document/d/1y5nLJXC4P68bhoweKNMNkhRHtus0LqhKrFjTrqKEy2o/edit#>
> To apply for this role please submit the following to Carlina George
> at jobs@theodi.org by the closing date below.
> - A resume/curriculum vitae
> - An example of your writing from a research context (e.g. a paper or report)
> - Your report on the assignment described below
> Assignment: Summarising and characterising datasets
> When working with datasets large and small, it can be hard to get a
> representative oversight of the shape and nature of the data they
> contain. Addressing this issue requires effective and scalable
> techniques for data summarisation and characterisation. Produce a
> report, maximum 2 pages, outlining how you would approach this topic
> from a research perspective. Some example issues to consider include:
> which features to extract from the data; how to combine these into a
> summary of the dataset; how to engineer this to work at scale.
> Closing date for applications: 12:00pm (BST), 30 April 2015
> First stage interviews : TBC
> Second stage interviews : TBC
> Note to Applicants Non-EU Nationals please note - The ODI has a legal
> responsibility to ensure that all employees are entitled to live and
> work in the UK. It is unlikely that we would be able to obtain a
> Certificate of Sponsorship for this job. Therefore, in most cases it
> is unlikely that we will be able to consider applications from
> candidates who require a visa to work in the UK. For further
> information on eligibility to work in the UK please visit the UK
> Border Agency website at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
> ========
> Do drop me a mail directly if you have specific questions about the
> role (but please note the visa requirements described above).
> Cheers,
> Tom.
> --
> Dr Tom Heath
> Head of Research
> Open Data Institute
> http://theodi.org/

Dr Tom Heath
Head of Research
Open Data Institute
Received on Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:05:55 UTC

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