[DL] Research assistant position (Semantic Grid & Folksonomies) - University of Aberdeen

Jeff Z. Pan jpan at csd.abdn.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 19:58:31 CET 2007

Apologies for cross-posting!


Part-time Postgraduate Research Assistant - PolicyGrid NCeSS Node
Computing Science, University of Aberdeen

£22,540 - £23,913 per annum pro rata

Computing Science invites applications for the above post, to work
on a project funded by the ESRC eSocial Science Programme.

PolicyGrid (www.policygrid.org) is one of the ESRC National Centre
for eSocial Science research nodes. The Node’s research agenda
assists the social science community to exploit the full potential
of emerging Semantic Web technologies and standards in the Grid
context. The Node brings computer scientists and social
scientiststogether to focus on the challenges of using Semantic
Grid technologies to enable more powerful analysis of mixed-method
data (e.g. surveys and interviews, case studies, simulations) thus
adding significant value to the workof social scientists engaged
in the creation and analysis of evidence bases for policy
development and evaluation.The postgraduate research assistant
will be part of a larger team, and will focus on the development
of semantic grid infrastructure and lightweight metadata (ontology
+ folksonomy) support for management of social science datasets.

You should have an excellent Honours degree in Computer Science or
a related discipline, and preferably an MSc. You are expected to
be a competent programmer in Java, and have knowledge/experience
of distributed information management (including ontologies).
Prior knowledge in the area of social science is not essential,
but would be anasset. The post will involve conceptual/theoretical
work, and also implementation of software. Ideally you will have
some knowledge and experience of Web/Grid services and e-science.

The post is offered for 24 months on a part time (50% FTE) basis.

If appointed, it is a condition that you will be required to
undertake postgraduate research leading to a higher degree, in an
area related to the research activities of the PolicyGrid Node.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr Peter Edwards (PolicyGrid Node Director)
pedwards at csd.abdn.ac.uk

Online application forms and further particulars are available
from www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs. Alternatively email jobs at abdn.ac.uk or
telephone (01224) 272727 (24-hour answering service) quoting
reference number YCS058R for an application pack.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 8 February

Promoting Diversity and Equal Opportunities throughout the University


Dr. Jeff Z. Pan (http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~jpan/)
Department of Computing Science, The University of Aberdeen

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