Jobs in Semantics Abroad and at Home

Datalift, the new research project we recently reported on out of France, is looking for, as they put it, a data geek. The actual job title is Scientific Developer: “The position, offered in the context of the Datalift project, is opened to a candidate having knowledge of the French language and owning a Master’s degree in computer science. The position is for three years. The job will consist of various data manipulation and programming tasks around the topic of linked-data publication, vocabulary and ontology design, data interlinking, and linked-data infrastructures. Newbies to the linked-data world are welcome as soon as they have significant experience in Web engineering, data cleansing, databases.”

A PhD position is also available in France as part of the Kolflow research project. The goal of the project “is to reduce the overhead of communities in the process of continuously building knowledge by extending collective intelligence with smart agents relying on automated reasoning. It intends to do so by building a social semantic space based on distributed semantic wikis where humans collaborate with smart agents in order to produce knowledge understandable by humans and machines.” The right PhD candidate will be responsible for “opening query-solving mechanisms to users” and “handling and explaining the distribution of a query over several sources,” among other tasks.

Back in the US Apple is looking for a Senior Web Front-End Engineer in Cupertino, CA: “This senior engineer will not only be responsible for defining the architectural strategy for front-end technologies -- including HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript -- but for evangelizing that technology across the team and Apple as a whole.” The position calls for at least five years of experience.

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