Scientific Programmer position at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data at the Faculty of
Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy
is looking for a talented Scientific Programmer to work full-time on

*** SPARQL Query Answering for Ontology Based Data Access
    and Ontology Based Data Integration ***

The position will be financed by the Large Scale Integrating Project
(IP) "Scalable End-user Access to Big Data" (Optique) [2], within the
EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7).  The position concerns the design
and implementation of techniques for optimized SPARQL query answering
over virtual RDF graphs, obtained through R2RML mappings over
relational databases.

Requirements for this position are an MSc in Computer Science, fluency
in English, and strong Java programming skills.  Some background on
SPARQL, SQL, and OWL is also required.

During this project the applicant will have the opportunity to apply
the results of their research in challenging industrial use-cases
involving reasoning on Big Data, as provided by the Optique project
and by the user base of the -ontop- [1] framework for Ontology Based
Data Access.

The position is to start in October-December 2014, compatibly with the
requirements of the official call (see below).  The position has an
initial contract duration of 1 year, and will be extended for up to 3
years in case of mutual agreement.  Candidates interested in pursuing
a PhD in Computer Science where they combine applied and foundational
research, may also apply for enrollment in the PhD program of the
Faculty of Computer Science at FUB, starting in November 2014.

The position comes with a great location, Bolzano [3,4].  The Free
University of Bozen-Bolzano is located right in the center of one of
the most beautiful cities in the Alps, and consistently ranks among
the top locations in Italy for its living standard.  The region, South
Tyrol, is among the top destinations for Hikers, Mountaineers, Rock
climbers, Skiers, etc.  And last, as one would expect from any Italian
location, food in Bolzano is great.

An official call for this position will be opened at the end of July
2014, with deadline mid-end September 2014.
Candidates interested in applying should get in contact immediately
with Dr. Martin Rezk ( or Dr. Guohui Xiao
(  Please attach a detailed CV including a
statement of interest, project experience (if any) and up to 2
references (reference letters will be requested directly from the


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