[Humanist] 27.89 job at King's College London

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 89.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:48:07 +0100
        From: Mark Hedges <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Research Associate position at King's College London

Vacancy at King’s College London (Centre for e-Research, Department of
Digital Humanities)

Research Associate (Digital Preservation) – Ref: R6/AAV/502/13-JM

King’s College London is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work on
the newly-funded EU FP7 project PERICLES (“Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of
Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving
Semantics”), which has been funded as part of the EU’s Digital Preservation
programme. More information about the project can be found at the project
website http://pericles-project.eu/.

The post holder will contribute to a range of the research activities of
the project, and will work closely with research staff at King’s and at
partner institutions. Key issues addressed by PERICLES include the capture
of contextual information to support lifecycle management and preservation
on the one hand, and re-use or re-interpretation of content on the other,
as well as the facility to model and describe preservation processes,
policies and infrastructures as they themselves evolve. The project will be
addressing use cases from two quite different domains: on the one hand,
digital artworks, such as interactive software-based installations, and
other digital media from Tate's collections and archives (
http://www.tate.org.uk/); on the other hand, experimental scientific data
originating from the International Space Station.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented researcher to make a major
contribution to a high-profile and long-term research project in the field
of digital preservation. The successful candidate will be expected to have
excellent research skills in the field of digital preservation, or a
related area such as data management, digital asset management, data
analytics or information retrieval. In addition, they will have knowledge
of lifecycle models and techniques for the management of digital material,
software development skills, and knowledge of a range of computing
technologies of relevance to preservation systems.

The full-time appointment will be made within the Grade 6 scale, currently
£31,331 to £36,298 per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

The post is fixed-term until 31 January 2017

The closing date for receipt of applications is 19 June 2013

For more information, and application details, see

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Mark Hedges via
email at mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk.

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