Opportunities in Semantic Technologies Research

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Position TitleOpportunities in Semantic Technologies ResearchAdvertised TitleOpportunities in Semantic Technologies ResearchLocationTroy, NY CampusSearch NumberR19-00135Full Time/Part TimeFull TimePortfolioDivision of ResearchBusiness UnitInstitute for Data Exploration and ApplicationsJob Summary

Opportunities in Semantic Technologies Research exist for talented individuals to serve as a Director or as a team member in the carrying out of complex and leading-edge scientific and technical efforts related to research projects in areas such as

  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Knowledge graph-enabled application
  • the Health Enablement by Analytics, Learning and Semantics (HEALS) Center
The incumbent(s) will facilitate and/or support the design, implementation and analysis of procedures, techniques, and results, which enable investigators to conduct research projects and develop demonstrations and applications in semantic applications.

We have a particular need of a Software Engineer or Research Scientist to build the next generation of software that enables the seamless utilization of knowledge graphs in applications. We are interested in several kinds of candidates: mid to senior level software engineers, post docs, and senior researchers. Our ideal candidate will be working with the faculty, research staff, and senior PhD students in the software design, architecture and implementation. Working in academics provides an engaging learning environment for both students and staff. We follow a Scrum/Agile method of management with collaborative projects and problem solving. We are expecting the candidate to be passionate about developing quality software, positive, flexible, and team oriented.

The level of the position offered will depend upon the level of experience and the qualifications of the selected individual(s).

Minimum Qualifications

•Advanced degree in computer science, data science or other closely related field
•Requires experience with Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies
•Experience databases, semantic web, or related technologies
•Demonstrated capability to author technical papers in peer-reviewed conferences and workshops
•Experience with the development of Web and/or mobile applications

Software Engineer or Scientist
Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
- 2+ years of software development and object-oriented design
- One or more of the following, with the desire and ability to build expertise in all:
o 1+ years Python development
o 1+ years Javascript development
o 1+ years R development

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
- Masters or PhD Degree in Computer Science or a related field
- Completed course work on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Semantic Web, Web Science, Data science and Semantic eScience
- Local to the Capital Region or willing to relocate (RPI offers affordable rentals and homes for purchase for employees near campus, based on availability)

Preferred hands on experience:

- Semantic Web Technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, etc.)
- Knowledge graph frameworks (such as http://tetherless-world.github.io/whyis)

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Ability to apply mastery and broad understanding in a specific field (i.e., computer science, chemistry, electrical engineering, design, etc.) to practical scientific or technical projects;
•Excellent analytical, technical, reasoning and innovative problem solving skills;
•Ability to function competently in a team environment;
•Ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing situations
•Ability to balance conflicting priorities
•Ability to interact and communicate effectively and courteously with members of the campus community
•Ability to interact and communicate effectively and courteously with external customers
•Requires computer expertise; including ability to use a variety of software packages and triple stores related to semantics and data analytics.
•Knowledge of appropriate field specific systems and techniques of collecting & recording relevant data
•Ability to communicate research results in a clear, concise manner
•Knowledge of and ability to pay strict attention to research protocol
•Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or people

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Work is performed in normal office conditions, and in applicable laboratory environment. Occasional outdoor travel between campus locations is required. Work is fast paced and demanding, and subject to irregular hours.

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Please complete the online application by choosing the “Apply for this Job” option found on this page. You will be asked to complete a short online application, and then you will be required to upload a CV, a Cover Letter, and contact information for three (3) references.
If you need assistance with the online application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Division of Human Resources at [email protected]

Quicklinkhttp://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7701Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for Three (3) or more references
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
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    Posted: 3/6/2019
    Application Due: 9/13/2019
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