[Air-L] Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Semantic Web at DERI, NUI Galway

Jodi Schneider jschneider at pobox.com
Tue Oct 11 04:14:25 PDT 2011

> Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Software / Social Semantic Web
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> Digital Enterprise Research Institute
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> National University of Ireland, Galway
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> Ref. No. NUIG 71-11
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> The National University of Ireland, Galway, is seeking
> outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in
> the Social Semantic Web realm. This position will be within the
> Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). The National
> University of Ireland, Galway is home to more than 15,000
> students across five Colleges with highly-active agendas in
> teaching and research. The University recently reaffirmed its
> research priorities and this placed Information and
> Communications Technology as one of its leading priorities. The
> Digital Enterprise Research Institute is a key focus of ICT
> research at the University.
> The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland
> was founded in 2003 following the granting of funds under the
> Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) CSET initiative (Centres for
> Science, Engineering and Technology). DERI is dedicated to
> research aimed at enabling Networked Knowledge using Semantic Web
> technologies. DERI is one of the leading research institutes in
> the world in its domain and has attracted approximately €50
> million in direct research funding since 2003, together with
> significant industry involvement.
> The successful candidate will co-lead a team of postdoctoral and
> postgraduate researchers focusing on topics such as the Social
> Web, the Semantic Web, Semantic Information Systems, Distributed
> Social Networks, Ontology design for the Social Web, the Internet
> of Things and the Social Web, Citizen Sensing, Linked Data and
> the Social Semantic Web. He/she is expected to act as thesis
> supervisor or co-supervisor for several PhD and Master students
> and to become the principal scientific investigator on a number
> of key DERI projects. The successful candidate will be expected
> to compete successfully for national and international research
> funding and develop national and international collaborations
> with academia and industry, participate in standardisation and
> education activities as well as support the institute
> directorship with administrative and institute development tasks,
> especially in relation to areas such as Digital Humanities or
> Systems Biology.
> Additionally the successful candidate is expected to:
> * Increase the international reputation of the research group and
>  the institution through world-class research, publications,
>  standards and applications through collaborations with academic
>  and industry peer researchers.
> * Contribute actively to the ongoing initiatives within the
>  College of Engineering and Informatics through participation at
>  College meetings and other relevant committees.
> * Contribute to the established outreach programme of DERI
>  including primary, post-primary and third levels as well as to
>  local communities.
> * Support technology transfer into the community and businesses
>  by identifying opportunities for (1) widely deployed open-source
>  applications and standards and (2) licenses and spinoffs from
>  research projects.
> Essential criteria for applicants:
> * Must have a PhD degree, with postdoctoral experience and
>  industrial experience if possible.
> * Must be well published with a demonstrated track record in
>  high-class conferences, journals or books.
> * Needs to have had experience as a member of Organising
>  Committees or Programme Committees for workshops and conferences.
> * Needs to have international research experience.
> * Must have experience working on project acquisition.
> It is also desirable that applicants will possess:
> * A clear vision for the realisation of world-class research.
> * Team lead experience in a research group.
> * An international reputation with a capacity to provide
>  leadership such as the Social Web, the Semantic Web, Semantic
>  Information Systems, Distributed Social Networks, Ontology design
>  for the Social Web, the Internet of Things and the Social Web,
>  Citizen Sensing, Linked Data and the Social Semantic Web.
> * Proven record of theoretical and applied research on the Social
>  Web and the Semantic Web, warranted by a scientific publication
>  record in top-ranking workshops, conferences, journals and book
>  chapters (book(s) are a plus) and awards in international
>  challenges.
> * A track record concerning participation in Organising
>  Committees and Programme Committees of international events
>  related to the Semantic Web and Social Software, such as the
>  European and International Semantic Web Conference.
> * Proven experience in Web-related standardisation activities
>  (including W3C) as both author and editor.
> * A proven ability to educate undergraduate and postgraduate
>  students through University lectures and daily supervision, as
>  well as peer researchers through tutorials in high-class
>  conferences, such as ISWC, WWW or SemTech.
> * Evidence of participation in research grant acquisition
>  (national and international, from public bodies or from industry)
>  and the ability to help lead a research team.
> * Industrial experience if possible, plus the ability to
>  collaborate with industry partners, and a strong commitment to
>  future industrial engagements.
> * Excellent interpersonal communication and scientific writing
>  skills.
> * Experience in participating in Institute-level initiatives and
>  committees, such as curriculum definition.
> * Ability to identify outreach and business opportunities for
>  research projects, ranging from open-source applications to
>  licenses and spinoffs.
> Salary shall be internationally competitive.
> For informal discussion about this post please contact:
> john.breslin at deri.org
> To Apply: Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum
> vitae, a list of publications,  a research statement and the
> names and addresses of at least three referees, via email (text,
> postscript or PDF only) to: hr.ie at deri.org
> Applicants must put ref. no. NUIG 71-11 in subject line of e-mail
> application.
> Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 11th
> November 2011.
> Additional information available on www.deri.ie
> National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities
> employer.
> --
> John Breslin www.johnbreslin.org
> Lecturer, Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway www.nuigalway.ie
> Researcher, Social Software and Semantic Web, DERI www.deri.ie
> General Chair, AAAI ICWSM-12, 4-8 June 2012, Dublin www.icwsm.org
> johnbreslin on LinkedIn / Skype / Twitter / Facebook

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