Research Developer for the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI)

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Created: August 13, 2012


Research Developer (CRSBI) Digital Humanities R6/AAV/727/12-JM 13/08/2012

Summary  The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London is looking for a highly motivated and technically sophisticated individual to work as a developer on the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI). The CRSBI project aims to create a permanent record of Romanesque sculpture, and numerous expert volunteers are engaged in the necessary research work and the capture of metadata and photography across Britain and Ireland.

The Department is an international leader in the application of technology in research in the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences. It is in the School of Arts and Humanities, and undertakes research on a collaborative basis across discipline, institutional and national boundaries: it has collaborative relationships across King's College and with a large number of institutions and bodies in the UK and internationally.
Details  The successful candidate for this position will have wide experience in modelling structured data and developing tools to search, query, retrieve and display them using relational databases and related technologies; in designing, writing and modifying programs which facilitate content creation; and collaborating in the development of integrated interfaces for web publication.

Experience in creating and manipulating structured data with a range of RDB-related and web-delivery standards and technologies (SQL, Django/Python, Javascript/JQuery) is essential, and the successful candidate should also have significant experience developing web applications with Apache Solr. Familiarity with ontologies, text processing techniques and standards-compliant XHTML and CSS is highly desirable, as is experience in the modelling of humanities data.

In addition you will need to have an understanding of how research is conducted in the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently. The successful candidate should have good communication skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Paul Vetch on 020 7848 1040, or via email at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th August 2012.
Salary The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £37,012, per annum pro rata plus £2,323 per annum pro rata London Allowance.

Post duration  Fixed term contract until 31st January 2013
Contact For an application pack please click on the 'Further details' link below. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAV/727/12-JM. If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at
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Published: Monday, August 13, 2012 13:09 UTC

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