[DL] Postdoctoral Research Fellow ­ Semantic Infrastructures

Pan, Dr Jeff Z. jeff.z.pan at abdn.ac.uk
Mon Nov 16 09:38:27 CET 2009

Postdoctoral Research Fellow ­ Semantic Infrastructures

University of Aberdeen
RCUK Digital Economy Hub

Salary range:
£29,704-£32,458 per annum

Closing Date:

Digital Economy is an RCUK cross-council programme, aimed at realising the transformational impact of ICT for all aspects of business, society and economy. The Rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen is one of three large multi-disciplinary research hubs funded through this programme, and commenced its activities in October 2009.

The Hub award to Aberdeen is worth £12.4M and will fund five years of activity. The Hub will bring together a large team of researchers (70+) working in and across the disciplines of computer science, communication engineering, human geography, sociology, transport studies, health sciences and environmental science. For further details, see: www.digital-rural.org

To support our ambitious research programme we have begun our first phase of recruitment involving 8 research studentships and 9 postdoctoral fellowships. As part of this activity we are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of Semantic Infrastructures.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the fundamental concepts underlying the Semantic Web, and the computational realisation and application of these techniques. Some knowledge of machine learning/data-mining would also be beneficial. They candidate will have a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in medicine and the social sciences.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.

For further information on this post (including how to apply):

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Peter Edwards
(p.edwards at abdn.ac.uk)

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

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