Semantics Web Technologist – 20032181

Position Summary

The Semantic Web Technologist provides support for projects that involve local and national collaborations with researchers and other computer and computational scientists. The individual will both perform data modeling and programming functions and develop tools for dissemination of algorithms and analysis.

Principal Functions

40% – Data Architecture: Develop data models as part of state and nationally funded partnerships. Participate in cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations, providing innovative solutions to data modeling challenges. Provide coordination and leadership for the development and implementation of data models to apply to specific storage and messaging needs.

40% – Software Development: Develop infrastructure and user-based tools in the semantic web and data modeling domains. Create and maintain services and tools for curating, manipulating, reasoning over, and exposing data.

10% – Teaming and Collaboration: Review scientific papers and proposals. Provide support, including on-site support, for semantic data development at RENCI and its affiliated campuses. Collaborate with RENCI colleagues as well as collaborating faculty and researchers to develop and submit research grant proposal for sponsored funding programs.

10% – Leadership: Provide leadership in semantic web techniques and data modeling. Supervise graduate students and undergraduate students. Choose the best software to use for data modeling activities. Make cost benefit decisions, such as whether to write or buy software for a particular purpose. Assist in hiring of personnel, subject to availability of funds. Make decisions regarding research topics, procedures and implementation, and dissemination of results. The holder of this position must be able to track research into semantic web technologies. Only with a commitment to self-education can one provide the necessary services to the academic community.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, or related field required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

The individual filling this position must have demonstrated skill in one or more of the following areas: Semantic Web Technologies, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, data modeling, bio-ontologies, and bio-curation. In addition, the successful candidate will display an ability to bridge several disciplines, such as biomedical, physical, or social sciences, and to work with a diverse array of fellow scientists and administrators. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, as are good interpersonal, human relations and team building skills. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the writing of proposals is a plus. Strong development skills in a relevant programming language such as python, Java, or Scala are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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