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Open Research Assistant Position in Semantic Web/Life Sciences at INSIGHT Galway (formerly DERI Galway)

From: Aidan Hogan <aidan.hogan@deri.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:03:58 -0300
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To: semantic-web@w3.org
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*Open Position: Research Assistant – Life Sciences and the Semantic Web 
INSIGHT@ NUI Galway (formerly DERI Galway)*

In collaboration with our industrial partners, the successful applicant 
will play a key role working for projects in the Bioinformatics and 
Systems Biology research unit. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
research in INSIGHT@NUI Galway focuses on applying Semantic Web 
technologies for improving and enabling discovery in Life Sciences.

Candidates must have a passion for solving real-world problems in the 
Health Care, Life Sciences and Bioinformatics domain(s). The position 
will involve developing and applying technologies relating to the 
Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, SPARQL Querying, Query Federation and 
Data Integration.


*Research Role*

The successful candidate will contribute to research and 
commercialisation activities within the Life Sciences research domain of 
INSIGHT@NUI Galway (formerly DERI). The position will involve:

- Working within an enthusiastic team to apply Semantic Web technologies 
to the Life Sciences domain.
- Interacting with Industry and Academic partners working on projects 
that aim to change the field.
- Active involvement in scientific dissemination of research and project 
results via conference and journal publications.
- Support for further project acquisition activities.

The position is full-time, located at INSIGHT @ NUI Galway. The duration 
of the positions will be for 12 months in the first instance with 
possible extensions.

The position is available immediately and we expect the successful 
candidate to start at the earliest possible date.

The salary will be in the range 25,425 to 28,938 euro, depending on 
qualifications and experience.


*Candidates sought*

Applicants would need to have significant programming experience, 
competent research skills and excellent English.

The requirements are as follows:

- Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science/ Bioinformatics or 
relevant subjects
- Strong programming skills with minimum three years software 
development experience and proven knowledge of software design, 
development and maintenance processes in languages such as Java.
- Demonstrable experience in Semantic Web or Linked Data technologies 
such as RDF and SPARQL.
- The applicant should be creative, enthusiastic, with excellent 
communication and scientific writing skills and the ability to 
collaborate with industrial and academic partners.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Other desirable criteria for applicants include:

- Experience of databases, data stores, ontologies, RDFS, OWL, and 
SPARQL Federation.
- Working experience for Health Care and Life Science/ Bio-Informatics 
projects with knowledge of Bio-Ontologies, SPARQL endpoints, Life 
Science Datasets and Federated Query Processing. Experience working with 
biomedical Linked Datasets-- including Bio2RDF, LinkedCT and FU Berlin 
Linked datasets –- is particularly welcome.


*Application*

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of 
accepted publications (if any) and the names and contact details of at 
least three referees, via email (Word or PDF only) to hr.ie@deri.org and 
ali.hasnain@deri.org with the subject “Research Assistant  – Life 
Sciences and the Semantic Web”.


*Contact*

Enquiries about the position may be made to Prof. Stefan Decker, 
Director of INSIGHT Galway: stefan.decker@deri.org.

For informal discussion about this post please contact: 
ali.hasnain@deri.org.

See the following page for further information: 
https://deri.ie/content/research-assistant-%E2%80%93-life-sciences-and-semantic-web-insight-nui-galway
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