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ResearchSpace posts available for Linked Data programmers / UX

From: Barry Norton <BNorton@britishmuseum.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:24:46 +0000
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With apologies for cross-posting.

The ResearchSpace project (www.researchspace.org<http://www.researchspace.org>), hosted at the British Museum in London and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a highly innovative and creative undertaking looking to harness the potential of Linked Open Data for use in a collaborative online research system based on harmonised cultural heritage datasets.

The project will develop web tools for semantic search, annotation, communication and workflow, and deliver a system that is accessible to academic researchers working in different humanities disciplines, as well as other interested experts and enthusiasts.

ResearchSpace is now coordinated from the Collections Directorate of the British Museum and we're building an internal team to work in conjunction with external suppliers. Two roles that may be of particular interest to these lists include the Programming Lead post, specialised in Linked Data, and the UI/UX Designer/Developer post:

The Programming Lead will have experience of working with, or desirably leading, other software developers and maintaining high standards in software architecture, development, management and documentation. You will maintain close relationships with external developers and help in the development of both backend system components and user facing applications. Experience of developing with Java and JavaScript libraries will be essential. Additional experience with Python/Django, AngularJS and SPARQL and RDF software libraries would be an advantage, as would experience of working with OWL ontologies.

The ideal UI/UX candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have professional programming experience in a web based environment. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrable their experience of user interface design and methods and will also have professional knowledge of programming and web standards, methodologies and practices. Good general programming skills will also be essential to the role and you must be familiar with the following frameworks/standards: AngularJS. JQuery, HTML(5), JSON, SPARQL and JSONLD.

In both cases experience with, or ambitions towards, working in a research environment would be an ideal match. The British Museum is a research and higher education institution, hosting many PhD candidates each year, and the ResearchSpace project will carry out academic publication and submit further grant applications to research funders.

On the services side, ResearchSpace aims to be revenue generating, and those with an ambition towards commercialised support of Linked Open Data would likewise find this a supportive environment to see through their aims for real-world application.

Thank you for your consideration,

Dr. Barry Norton,
ResearchSpace Development Manager, British Museum
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:25:40 UTC

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