Semantic Web Research Assistant (RA)
Department - Montana State University Library, Bozeman
Supervisor - Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of the Library
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We are seeking a research assistant with software development skills interested in improving their knowledge and experience of Semantic Web topics by conducting applied research in one, or more, of the following areas:
This job is ideal for graduate students that want to develop marketable computer software engineering and business skills relevant to software development and computer science jobs in Semantic Web “Big Data,” high traffic web analytics, social media, or commercial search engines after graduation.
The Semantic Web Research Assistant is a computer science job that assists the co-Principal Investigators of a federally funded grant in analyzing, developing, and implementing solutions to improve large scale library digital repository content accessibility and visibility via commercial search engines (e.g., Google, Bing, Facebook). Some of this work will include software development for capturing and transforming data from authoritative sources to enhance metadata records via the Semantic Web. He/she works closely with the Principle Investigators, Semantic Web Analyst, web developers, system admins, and data managers to design and test prototypes, report on findings, and maintain records of work to support published papers, presentations, and industry best practices.
Expectations of the Semantic Web Research Assistant include the identification, analysis, evaluation, setup, and execution of solution sets. For example, Principal Investigators will select standards (e.g.,RDF/XML, OWL-DL) and tools (e.g., Google Refine, ontology editor(s), DL reasoner(s), etc.). The Semantic Web RA will work closely with the Principal Investigators on modeling, analysis, prototyping, and evaluating solutions.
Please email a cover letter and your resume, to Kenning Arlitsch, Montana State University Library Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org with Semantic Web RA as the email “Subject.”
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Compensation is competitive and will reflect relevant knowledge (i.e, coursework) and experience.
The chance to improve academic visibility via co-authoring papers in peer-reviewed journals.
The convenience of working from the MSU campus library
Flexible work schedule averaging up to 20 hours per week - including school breaks.
Hiring will be conditional upon meeting all relevant legal requirements and MSU policies.
The duties and tasks included are representative of the position and not comprehensive. Duties may be added or deleted in the best interest of the organization and its patrons.
This position has funding only through October 31, 2014.
Please e-mail or call Kenning Arlitsch at 406-994-6978 with any questions. Fax: 406-994-2851