Researcher Position at Lancaster University

Researcher Position at Lancaster University

From: Jon Whittle <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:07:02 +0100
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The following position may be relevant and of interest to researchers
working in software modeling and/or ontologies…

Research Associate Position at Computing Department, Lancaster University
Salary:  25,001 to 35,646 
Closing Date:   Thursday 13 May 2010

SerenA: Chance Encounters in the Space of Ideas

SerenA is a 1.8M multidisciplinary project which will investigate the role
of serendipity in the digital world. It is a consortium between six leading
UK research institutions: Dundee, Lancaster, Heriott Watt, University
College London, Goldsmiths College London and Nottingham.

A role for a (senior) research associate is available in Lancaster's
Computing Department. The post holder will be responsible for developing and
implementing new algorithms for supporting serendipitous connections in the
digital world. The exact nature of the algorithms is not decided at this
stage, but will be based around ontology extraction from textual documents
and matching of ontologies across disciplinary boundaries, where "matching"
here will incorporate a theory of serendipity. The post would therefore suit
researchers with a background in software modeling, ontologies, soft
computing and/or semantic web. 

Potential candidates are strongly advised to make informal enquiries with
Prof. Jon Whittle (
<> ).

This is a fixed term contract for 36 months available from 1 June 2010.  See
the following link for full information:


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