[open-science] open position in DFG funded open science project CONQUAIRE

Philipp Cimiano cimiano at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Mon Aug 31 11:31:51 UTC 2015


The Semantic Computing Group [1] at Bielefeld University has an opening 
for a research position (PhD or postdoc) to work on developing new 
methodologies to support open science, in particular the concept of 
analytical reproducibility as well as quality assurance of scientific data.

The position is available in the context of the project CONQUAIRE 
(Continuous quality control for research data to ensure reproducibility: 
an institutional approach), which is funded by the German Science 
Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

The project will require to develop and implement new methodologies for 
managing research data with the goal to publish the data and analytical 
scripts to maximize transparency and reproducibility of the results. The 
goal will be to elicit requirements from different groups and 
disciplines of our university (biology, psychology, sports science, 
linguistics, economics, robotics, etc.) and develop a methodology and 
infrastructure that meets the needs of these groups. The framework 
should be implemented on top of an existing web-based Git repository 
manager (e.g. GitLab) and include components for automatically checking 
and verifying the quality of data. The position requires working in 
close cooper ation with scientists from different disciplines as well as 
with Bielefeld University Library.

The requirements of the position are the following:


    excellent Master’s degree in computer science, information science
    or library science


    excellent knowledge of database technology


    strong software engineering skills


    strong programming skills in scripting languages (e.g. Bash,
    JavaScript, Perl, Python or Ruby)


    knowledge and experience with versioning systems (Git, SVN)


    strong writing skills


    strong analytics skills


    excellent communication skills and interest in interdisciplinary work


    willingness to work on a collaborative and interdisciplinary project
    involving different stakeholders

The following skills will be considered as a plus, while not strictly 


    experience with open science projects


    experience in developing open source code


    experience with scientific workflow systems (e.g. taverna)


    command of German

The position will be available for three years, starting from January 
2016 and will allow the candidate to work towards obtaining a PhD degree 
at the end of the project . The salary is according to the university 
pay scale (TV-L 13, 100%) and amounts to about 3.500 EUR per month 
(pre-taxes). Working language of the project will be English, knowledge 
of German is not mandatory, but a plus.

The Semantic Computing group is part of the Cognitive Interaction 
Technology Center of Excellence [5] that hosts over 250 researchers 
working on intelligent systems in a highly interdisciplinary context.

Bielefeld University [6] is a young, very dynamic and fast growing 
university. It is a campus university hosting more than 22.000 students. 
Housing and many other facilities offered directly on campus. With close 
to 330.000 inhabitants, Bielefeld [7] is one of the top 20 major cities 
in Germany. It has many leisure and cultural activities to offer and is 
at the center of the Teutoburg Forest [8], offering many possibilities 
for outdoor activities.

To apply, please send a full CV and letter of motivation (in one PDF 
document) to Prof. Philipp Cimiano 
(<mailto:cimiano at citec-uni-bielefeld.de>cimiano at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de) 
by October 2nd, 2015. For informal inquiries, please contact directly 
Prof. Cimiano.


[2] <http://www.cit-ec.de>http://www.cit-ec.de

[3] <http://www.uni-bielefeld.de>http://www.uni-bielefeld.de

[4] <http://www.bielefeld.de>http://www.bielefeld.de


Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
AG Semantic Computing
Exzellenzcluster für Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
Universität Bielefeld

Tel: +49 521 106 12249
Fax: +49 521 106 6560
Mail: cimiano at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

Office CITEC-2.307
Universitätsstr. 21-25
33615 Bielefeld, NRW

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