[DL] Job; 2yr postdoc at Semantic Web group of VU Amsterdam on semantics for open science
Frank van Harmelen
Frank.van.Harmelen at vu.nl
Wed Jan 31 21:26:03 CET 2018
Vacancy: a 2 year postdoc position at the Semantic Web group of VU
Amsterdam on semantics for open science: Applications by March 1.
Semantic Technologies for constructing scientific meta-reviews
A two-year, full time vacancy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for a
research-oriented Post Doc with a PhD in computer sciences to work with
us on innovating an open access database to store and retrieve
scientific findings for meta-reviews.
The Cooperation Databank Project is an ambitious multidisciplinary
effort to improve how we practice science. Scientists often use search
engines to find relevant literature, and then proceed to read relevant
papers to generate conclusions about specific topics, which are then
cited in their own research. We will use semantic technologies to store
and retrieve scientific research results to support aggregating
quantitative information across studies in meta-analyses.
To our knowledge, this is the first project in the social sciences that
will link the storage of scientific findings to state-of-the-art methods
to aggregate and analyse such findings. A unique corpus is available of
nearly 2000 research papers from one of the most mature experimental
research topics in the social sciences, cooperation in social dilemmas,
all which have been annotated with more than 80 variables at a deep
semantic level to a high degree of accuracy.
For this project we are searching to fill a two-year, full time,
research-oriented Post Doc with a PhD in computer sciences. Expertise in
data modelling and semantic technologies is required, knowledge of
statistical software (R) is an advantage. The position is expected to
result in several international peer-reviewed publications about this
new method of storing research findings, and how this method can promote
scientific progress. The P.I. Dr. Daniel Balliet has received an ERC
Starting Grant for this project (1.5 million euros) inluding budget for
travel to international conferences. The post-doc will work in close
collaboration with prof. Frank van Harmelen and dr. Annette ten Teije
from the Knowledge Representation group of the Computer Science
Department, a world-leading group in semantic technologies.
Funding is available for a two year post-doc position, starting as soon
as possible. The salary will be in accordance with university
regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range
from a minimum of €3475,- gross per month up to a maximum of €4757,-
gross. For information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment
Applications and enquiries to dr. Daniel Balliet d.p.balliet at vu.nl or
prof. Frank van Harmelen Frank.van.Harmelen at vu.nl before March 1.
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