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[InetBib] open position in open science project funded by DFG
- Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:48:55 +0200
- From: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] open position in open science project funded by DFG
The Semantic Computing Group  at Bielefeld University has an opening
for a research position (PhD or postdoc) to work on developing new
methodologies to support open science, in particular the concept of
analytical reproducibility as well as quality assurance of scientific data.
The position is available in the context of the project CONQUAIRE
(Continuous quality control for research data to ensure reproducibility:
an institutional approach), which is funded by the German Science
Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
The project will require to develop and implement new methodologies for
managing research data with the goal to publish the data and analytical
scripts to maximize transparency and reproducibility of the results. The
goal will be to elicit requirements from different groups and
disciplines of our university (biology, psychology, sports science,
linguistics, economics, robotics, etc.) and develop a methodology and
infrastructure that meets the needs of these groups. The framework
should be implemented on top of an existing web-based Git repository
manager (e.g. GitLab) and include components for automatically checking
and verifying the quality of data. The position requires working in
close cooperation with scientists from different disciplines as well as
with Bielefeld University Library.
The requirements of the position are the following:
excellent Master’s degree in computer science, information science
or library science
excellent knowledge of database technology
strong software engineering skills
strong programming skills in scripting languages (e.g. Bash,
knowledge and experience with versioning systems (Git, SVN)
strong writing skills
strong analytics skills
excellent communication skills and interest in interdisciplinary work
willingness to work on a collaborative and interdisciplinary project
involving different stakeholders
The following skills will be considered as a plus, while not strictly
experience with open science projects
experience in developing open source code
experience with scientific workflow systems (e.g. taverna)
command of German
The position will be available for three years, starting from January
2016 and will allow the candidate to work towards obtaining a PhD degree
at the end of the project . The salary is according to the university
pay scale (TV-L 13, 100%) and amounts to about 3.500 EUR per month
(pre-taxes). Working language of the project will be English, knowledge
of German is not mandatory, but a plus.
The Semantic Computing group is part of the Cognitive Interaction
Technology Center of Excellence  that hosts over 250 researchers
working on intelligent systems in a highly interdisciplinary context.
Bielefeld University  is a young, very dynamic and fast growing
university. It is a campus university hosting more than 22.000 students.
Housing and many other facilities offered directly on campus. With close
to 330.000 inhabitants, Bielefeld  is one of the top 20 major cities
in Germany. It has many leisure and cultural activities to offer and is
at the center of the Teutoburg Forest , offering many possibilities
for outdoor activities.
To apply, please send a full CV and letter of motivation (in one PDF
document) to Prof. Philipp Cimiano (cimiano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:cimiano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>) by October 2nd, 2015. For
informal inquiries, please contact directly Prof. Cimiano.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
AG Semantic Computing
Exzellenzcluster für Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
Tel: +49 521 106 12249
Fax: +49 521 106 6560
33615 Bielefeld, NRW
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.