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Created: May 16, 2009


The Multimedia Information Systems Group (http://www.cs.univie.ac.at/mis) at the University of Vienna / Austria is looking for an excellent candidate to work as a PhD researcher in the EU eContentPlus project "EuropeanaConnect".

The objective of EuropeanaConnect (http://www.europeanaconnect.eu/) is to deliver core components which are essential for the realization of the European Digital Library (Europeana) as a truly interoperable, multilingual and user-oriented service for all European citizens. The project will provide the  technologies and resources to semantically enrich vast amounts of digital content in Europeana. This will enable semantically based content discovery including support for advanced searching and browsing, allowing for delivery of enhanced services and making Europeana content more accessible, reusable and exploitable.

We expect the applicant to work in the following areas: - Web-based knowledge organization systems (e.g., Linked Data) - metadata registries - persistent digital object identifiers - multimedia annotations

The ideal candidate holds a MS degree in Computer Science or related field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical/implementation aspects in her/his work. Fluent english communication and programming skills are fundamental requirements. Preferably the candidate has a background in one of the following fields: - semantic technologies (RDF, SKOS, etc) - metadata management - multimedia computing

The position starts as soon as possible and is full-time (40h/week) for the duration of the project until Oct 2011.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will tightly work with international partners and has the possibility to pursue PhD work within the scope of the project.

We invite interested applicants to send their resume including a pointer to their previous / current work and publications to

The University of Vienna is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women therefore are especially encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, women applying are to be given priority unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate tilt the balance in his favor  according to judgments of the EU Court of Justice.


______________________________________________________ Research Group Multimedia Information Systems Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems Faculty of Computer Science University of Vienna

Postal Address: Liebiggasse 4/3-4, 1010 Vienna, Austria Phone: +43 1 42 77 39635 Fax: +43 1 4277 39649 E-Mail: bernhard.haslhofer@univie.ac.at WWW: http://www.cs.univie.ac.at/bernhard.haslhofer

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Published: Saturday, May 16, 2009 15:32 UTC

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