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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Fulltime POSTDOC in Semantic Technologies, STI International, Vienna

*Fulltime POSTDOC in Semantic Technologies, STI International, Vienna*

To strengthen our team we are seeking a candidate with a PhD degree
and at least 2-3 years working experience with a strong technical
background in Semantic Technology and Computer Science. Experience in
management of projects, in international working environments, with
writing research proposals, creating and editing publications and
having participated in research or open source communities are a
particular plus for respective candidates.

*About STI International:
STI International is organized as a collaborative association of
interested scientific, industrial and governmental parties. The aim of
the STI International is to support the successful and enduring
development of semantic technologies as a central pillar of future ICT
systems. In order to support the research, technology developing and
commercialization processes in the emerging field of semantic
technologies, STI International coordinates, integrates, and
consolidates the activities of interested academic, industrial, and
governmental organizations.

*What we offer:
-A stimulating environment of a leading research initiative in the
area of semantic technologies
-Excellent connection and cooperation with research groups worldwide
through our member network
-Opportunity to work with internationally established academic and
industrial partners
-Challenging position in a new fast growing worldwide research association
-Up-to-date infrastructure and resources, including funding for
attending international conferences and other events

*What we expect:
-An excellent PhD degree, or equivalent academic degree, in Computer
Science or related disciplines.
-Research interest in at least one of the areas Knowledge
Representation, Logics (e.g. Description Logics, First-order Logics,
Logic Programming), Ontology Languages, Semantic Web Services or
related Semantic Web topics.
-The willingness to combine formal scientific work with
application-oriented research in projects funded by the European
Commission and national Austrian agencies.
-High management and communication skills
-High willingness for travelling
-Excellent  English skills , with basic German skills as a plus

We are looking for individuals who will be able to continue their
existing field of research within our ongoing and new research

*Working location: Vienna, Austria
*Working start: at the latest 1.7.2008
*Duration of the contract: unlimited

*How to apply: For further information regarding this position and our
institute, please see We invite you to submit your
application to Please include a CV in English, a list
of publications, a statement of future research plans and information
about research activities. Applications should be submitted not later
than 28.2.2008.