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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Job: Scientific Programmer for EU FP6 Project MUSING (half time) , Innsbruck

Scientific Programmer for EU FP6 Project MUSING (half time) 

Position Summary 

The Scientific Programmer will be responsible to provide software development in ongoing and future implementation projects of our institute. The challenge is to develop intelligent software that will be an implementation of the research work conducted at our institute, as well as for demonstrating the scientific results achieved at our institute through such implementations. The scope of your principal implementation tasks will focus on optimizing existing and further development of new tools and applications. The candidate must be detail-oriented and intensely focused, yet maintain flexibility and the ability to express her/his formulated objective view. Due to our international environment, excellent communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English will be required on a daily basis. 


  * Participation as scientific programmer in the highly renowned EU funded project on semantics enabled business intelligence (MUSING) at STI Innsbruck 
  * Implementation of Reasoning Modules for semantic applications based on Logic Programming (F-Logic) and Description Logics 
  * Development of domain ontologies with integration of probabilistic models. ork on technical documentation, deliverables, and directives. 
  * Work on technical feedback to research and development teams in order to collaboratively improve their skills, abilities and knowledge. 
  * Basic project management responsibilities may also be required, such as project plan maintenance. 
  * Limited travel may be required. 

Job Requirements 

  * Academic degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics or business information 
  * Extensive Java experience, preferably covering Java EE 
  * Strong background in development tools (e.g., Eclipse) and ethodologies, at least basic familiarity with UML 
  * Knowledge about OWL, Experience with ontology editors (e.g., Protege, OntoStudio, WSMT-Studio) 
  * Background in statistics and uncertainty management in AI 
  * Particularly useful would be knowledge on Bayesian Networks 
  * Experience with Logic Programming tools (e.g., XSB, Flora2) 
  * Semantic and Web Service technologies 
  * Proven ability to work independently or in a team environment. 
  * The applicant should be creative and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills. 

For further information regarding this position and our institute, please visit the website of our institute. We invite you to submit your application Please include a current resume, a list of publications, and digital versions of your most relevant works.