JOB: Research Fellowship on Semantic Web Technologies for Learning

Research Fellowship: Semantic Web Technologies for Learning
  (2 Year post - Vacancy ID 935)

Deadline for applications is 25 June, 2004

  The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute 
(KMi) has an opening for a Research Fellow to 
undertake the design and development of semantic 
web technologies within the Knowledge Web 
( EU funded Network 
of Excellence. The job will involve the 
development of an advanced semantic platform for 
learning which integrates web based knowledge 
technologies and conventional learning systems. 
In the first instance the work will be on the 
software infrastructure needed for the successful 
use of the Magpie semantic browser 
( as a means of 
navigating through, as well as making sense of, 
learning resources which are designed for 
learners wishing to acquire knowledge about the 
Semantic Web. Experience in web and knowledge 
technologies is essential for this vacancy. 
Knowledge of conventional e-learning systems and 
educational metadata standards would also be 

  The 2 Year appointment will be made on the 
Research Staff salary scale Grade C1A 18,893 - 
28,279 or Research Staff salary scale Grade C2B 
26,327 - 34,838 pa depending on qualifications 
and experience. Appointment as a Research Fellow 
requires a PhD or three years equivalent in 
quality of achievement.

  The Knowledge Media Institute is a highly 
successful, 60-strong interdisciplinary 
laboratory founded at The Open University in 
1995, and located in attractive new offices at 
The Open University's main campus in Milton 
Keynes, UK. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced 
research and development in Knowledge Media: a 
convergence of knowledge, communication and 
computing technologies. We offer a stimulating 
environment, widely acknowledged to be at the 
leading edge of European research and 
development, particularly in knowledge modelling 
and management, semantic web technologies, open 
supported learning, and synchronous and 
asynchronous group working.

  For further details of the vacancy, information 
on how to apply and access details for disabled 
applicants please follow the 'further 
particulars' links below.

  Informal enquiries may be made to  Professor Enrico Motta,

The closing date for receipt of applications is 
25th, June, 2004. Please go to for 
further particulars and information on how to 
apply; deadline and interview dates; contact 
info; and equal opportunity statement.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome 
applications from all sections of the community.

  Disabled applicants who meet the essential job 
requirements will be interviewed. Further 
particulars are available in large print, disk or 
audiotape. (Minicom +44 (0) 1908 654901 for hard 
of hearing).

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