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ANN: Open Research Assistant Position @DERI Galway, Ireland

From: Aidan Hogan <aidan.hogan@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:09:36 +0000
Message-ID: <4F297FE0.5020604@deri.org>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
[Apologies for cross-posting]

Research Assistant Position in DERI
Contract duration: 15 months, starting in March 2012
Salary scale: 24,000-30,000 euros per year depending on expertise and skills

The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) is among the largest 
research organizations working in Semantic Web technologies.
DERI offers a stimulating, dynamic, multi-cultural research environment 
with excellent ties to research groups and Industry worldwide. This is a 
unique opportunity to contribute  to the transition of state-of-the-art 
research into industrial practice, in the specific context of the 
ongoing collaboration between DERI and Cisco.

Given the high relevance of this position for a successful adoption of 
highly competitive research results into concrete industry products, the 
applicant will take the lead in the implementation and/or integration of 
client/server components, web services, semantic web applications and 
alike, as a proof of concept for enterprise data management.

This development activity may partially include a general understanding 
of DERI's core research on advanced and efficient techniques for 
ontology mapping and alignment, query processing, data integration, 
semantic data mining, semantic annotation, social semantic web, text 
mining and natural language processing.

Essential Skills
- Strong background in C++ and Java programming
- Familiarity with Unix/Linux systems

Bonus Skills
- Experience with Semantic Web technologies, esp. RDF/SPARQL
- Familiarity with XML and SQL
- Familiarity with XMPP protocol

The Candidates
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- Motivated and proactive, with a strong desire to learn and be 
flexible, taking initiative in all work assignments
- Proven history of delivery in a Software Development environment
- Product Feature Requirements analysis and solution definition.
- Lead in solution architecture development and prototyping
- Documentation including writing Functional Specifications, Detailed 
Design documents, Test Specifications and Unit Test documents.
- Unit test, diagnostics development, bug-fix and problem resolution 
reporting and documentation.
- Leading interactions with peer R&D teams and technical primes across 
industry partners
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
- Creative Thinking

Application procedure
Informal enquiries about these positions may be made to:


When applying, please use the same email addresses and put "RA position 
- DERI" in the subject line of emails.
Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and CV (both in PDF 

Closing date for receipt of applications is *Feb 5, 2012*. We expect
the successful candidates to start at the earliest possible date,
ideally in March 2012.
Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:10:03 UTC

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