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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Semantic Web at DERI, NUI Galway

From: John Breslin <john.breslin@nuigalway.ie>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:59:37 +0100
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Semantic Web / Social Software

Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ref. No. NUIG 71-11

The National University of Ireland, Galway, is seeking
outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in
the Social Semantic Web realm. This position will be within the
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). The National
University of Ireland, Galway is home to more than 15,000
students across five Colleges with highly-active agendas in
teaching and research. The University recently reaffirmed its
research priorities and this placed Information and
Communications Technology as one of its leading priorities. The
Digital Enterprise Research Institute is a key focus of ICT
research at the University.

The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland
was founded in 2003 following the granting of funds under the
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) CSET initiative (Centres for
Science, Engineering and Technology). DERI is dedicated to
research aimed at enabling Networked Knowledge using Semantic Web
technologies. DERI is one of the leading research institutes in
the world in its domain and has attracted approximately €50
million in direct research funding since 2003, together with
significant industry involvement.

The successful candidate will co-lead a team of postdoctoral and
postgraduate researchers focusing on topics such as the Social
Web, the Semantic Web, Semantic Information Systems, Distributed
Social Networks, Ontology design for the Social Web, the Internet
of Things and the Social Web, Citizen Sensing, Linked Data and
the Social Semantic Web. He/she is expected to act as thesis
supervisor or co-supervisor for several PhD and Master students
and to become the principal scientific investigator on a number
of key DERI projects. The successful candidate will be expected
to compete successfully for national and international research
funding and develop national and international collaborations
with academia and industry, participate in standardisation and
education activities as well as support the institute
directorship with administrative and institute development tasks,
especially in relation to areas such as Digital Humanities or
Systems Biology.

Additionally the successful candidate is expected to:

* Increase the international reputation of the research group and
  the institution through world-class research, publications,
  standards and applications through collaborations with academic
  and industry peer researchers.
* Contribute actively to the ongoing initiatives within the
  College of Engineering and Informatics through participation at
  College meetings and other relevant committees.
* Contribute to the established outreach programme of DERI
  including primary, post-primary and third levels as well as to
  local communities.
* Support technology transfer into the community and businesses
  by identifying opportunities for (1) widely deployed open-source
  applications and standards and (2) licenses and spinoffs from
  research projects.

Essential criteria for applicants:

* Must have a PhD degree, with postdoctoral experience and
  industrial experience if possible.
* Must be well published with a demonstrated track record in
  high-class conferences, journals or books.
* Needs to have had experience as a member of Organising
  Committees or Programme Committees for workshops and conferences.
* Needs to have international research experience.
* Must have experience working on project acquisition.

It is also desirable that applicants will possess:

* A clear vision for the realisation of world-class research.
* Team lead experience in a research group.
* An international reputation with a capacity to provide
  leadership such as the Social Web, the Semantic Web, Semantic
  Information Systems, Distributed Social Networks, Ontology design
  for the Social Web, the Internet of Things and the Social Web,
  Citizen Sensing, Linked Data and the Social Semantic Web.
* Proven record of theoretical and applied research on the Social
  Web and the Semantic Web, warranted by a scientific publication
  record in top-ranking workshops, conferences, journals and book
  chapters (book(s) are a plus) and awards in international
* A track record concerning participation in Organising
  Committees and Programme Committees of international events
  related to the Semantic Web and Social Software, such as the
  European and International Semantic Web Conference.
* Proven experience in Web-related standardisation activities
  (including W3C) as both author and editor.
* A proven ability to educate undergraduate and postgraduate
  students through University lectures and daily supervision, as
  well as peer researchers through tutorials in high-class
  conferences, such as ISWC, WWW or SemTech.
* Evidence of participation in research grant acquisition
  (national and international, from public bodies or from industry)
  and the ability to help lead a research team.
* Industrial experience if possible, plus the ability to
  collaborate with industry partners, and a strong commitment to
  future industrial engagements.
* Excellent interpersonal communication and scientific writing
* Experience in participating in Institute-level initiatives and
  committees, such as curriculum definition.
* Ability to identify outreach and business opportunities for
  research projects, ranging from open-source applications to
  licenses and spinoffs.

Salary shall be internationally competitive.

For informal discussion about this post please contact:

To Apply: Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, a list of publications,  a research statement and the
names and addresses of at least three referees, via email (text,
postscript or PDF only) to: hr.ie@deri.org

Applicants must put ref. no. NUIG 71-11 in subject line of e-mail

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 11th
November 2011.

Additional information available on www.deri.ie

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities
John Breslin www.johnbreslin.org
Lecturer, Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway www.nuigalway.ie
Researcher, Social Software and Semantic Web, DERI www.deri.ie
General Chair, AAAI ICWSM-12, 4-8 June 2012, Dublin www.icwsm.org
johnbreslin on LinkedIn / Skype / Twitter / Facebook
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