[Humanist] 29.602 research associate position at UCL

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 602.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:09:07 +0000
        From: Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: RA Job at UCL: Research Associate (Knowledge Representation in Digital Cultural Heritage)

Dear Colleagues,
I would appreciate if you could pass on this job advert to any good candidates you may know.

Research Associate (Knowledge Representation in the CROSSCULT Project), - Ref:1530783 

UCL Department / Division: UCL Department of Information Studies
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £33,686 - £38,557 per annum
Closing Date: 6 Feb 2016

Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate within UCL’s Department of Information Studies to work on a large European research project involving partners from multiple countries, in the field of Information Technologies applied to digital cultural heritage. The project involves new IT technologies and tools, which will be developed in collaboration with the project partners, and they will be used to link cultural heritage sites like museums or historical city centres across Europe, with the goal to provide visitors with a better understanding of the various facets of European history, and help them (re)interpret it.

The main purpose of this post is to undertake research activities to support the refinement and augmentation of the metadata used in the four pilots of the project, and on their integration through a generic upper-level ontology for cultural heritage. We are looking for a Research Associate with experience in Knowledge Representation, and in particular formal semantics-based models for the representation of knowledge in a manner that facilitates inference (i.e. drawing conclusions) from knowledge, and relevant Semantic Web languages (XML, RDF, OWL) and data management tools.

This post is available from 1 April 2016 and is funded to 30 November 2017 in the first instance.

Key Requirements
The candidate should have a doctorate (or be near completion) in Computer/Information Science or a related field such as Digital Humanities, with a topic in Knowledge Representation / Semantic Web or any other similar research area, and an excellent record of research. Experience of high quality academic research and a subject background in Knowledge Representation, metadata models, ontologies, methods and tools for ontology development and semantic data management are essential. The candidate must have excellent research, writing and presentation skills, and an enthusiasm for collaborative, interdisciplinary work.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections)
Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed from http://tinyurl.com/jx6txxf

For informal enquiries on the post please contact Dr Antonis Bikakis (a.bikakis at ucl.ac.uk). Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to k.michaels at ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date
6 Feb 2016
Latest time for the submission of applications
Interview date
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.
Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Vice Dean of Research, UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor of Digital Humanities
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/people/melissaterras
Blog: http://melissaterras.org
Twitter: @melissaterras

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