Job: Research Assistant/Research Fellowship at the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University

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Research Assistant / Fellow: Semantic Web Services 


(18 month post - Vacancy ID: 1634) 


The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for a Research Assistant/Fellow to undertake research in the area of semantic web services - using semantic web technology to support the development and use of web services. This work takes place within the context of our EU-funded Integrated Project DIP (see Applicants should have experience in developing symbolic AI systems. Additionally knowledge of the Web Services Modelling Ontology (WSMO - see, our semantic web services platform IRS III, our knowledge modelling language OCML (see Lisp and/or Java would also be useful.


Appointment as a Research Assistant requires a University Honours Degree and 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 .


The 18 month appointment will be made on the Research Staff salary scale C1A, ranging from 19,460 - 29,128 pa depending on qualifications and experience. 


For further details of the vacancy, information on how to apply and access details for disabled applicants can be found at (see Research Assistant / Fellow: Semantic Web Services)


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr John Domingue 

[Tel. +44 (0)1908 655014]. 



The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th, March, 2005. 


Dr. John Domingue,
Deputy Director,
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA



Received on Friday, 25 February 2005 22:13:38 UTC