Fully funded PhD Student Position in Linked Data for eScience Services (LIFE) Project

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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 research data 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 research data, exploiting
spatio-temporal information for discovery and creating views 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

The Institute for Geoinformatics is looking for highly motivated
candidates to fill a PhD student position in the project. The position
is fully funded for two years at the TVL salary scale (TVL-E 13, ~40k
€ p.a. gross). The candidate is expected to join the graduate school
for geoinformatics.

Application profile:

- strong background in at least one of the following areas:
   - semantic web technologies / linked data
   - science 2.0 / open science
   - geographic information science (geoinformatics)
- programming experience, especially in web development on an open source stack
- interest in research challenges in the area of semantic
interoperability and data integration
- Master or Diploma in computer science, information science,
geoinformatics, or a related field
- German language skills are an asset, but not required initially.

The Institute for Geoinformatics offers an attractive, international
and English-speaking work environment. 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

The application process remains open until December 15, 2012 or until
the position is filled.

Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:50:50 UTC