Semantic Technology Specialist

INCF, in collaboration with the Human Brain Project, is seeking to immediately hire a Semantic Technology Specialist.

The primary objectives for this position are 1) to drive the development, curation and dissemination of the ontologies necessary for annotating and sharing neuroscience data and models, and 2) to develop and maintain the semantic wiki infrastructure necessary for disseminating these ontologies to the global community.

This position will work closely with the Human Brain Project, the INCF KnowledgeSpace working group, and the Neuroscience Information Framework

Required Skills:

  • Masters or PhD in the field of computer science knowledge engineering and/or neuroscience
  • Experience with semantic technologies and standards (RDF/RDFS, OWL, etc)
  • Experience developing and/or curating ontologies
  • Strong computer skills (Unix, Python, PHP, etc)
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Fluent written and spoken English

What we offer:

  • An international organization working with leading neuroscientists worldwide
  • Exciting scientific and technology challenges
  • A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment

The position is full-time, based at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, with a 12 month contract and the possibility for prolongation for the right candidate. Selection and interviews are ongoing, so apply in English as soon as possible.

Applications should be received no later than March 31th, 2014.


Sean Hill, Scientific Director INCF, +46 8 524 870 92

Linda Lanyon, Executive Director INCF , +46 8 524 869 19

Apply here!

Applications should be marked “Semantic Technology Specialist” and include

  • a complete CV
  • contact information for 3 references
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