Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.
JOB SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Investigator position in the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCODMO) in the artificial intelligence (AI) areas of knowledge representation with ontologies and vocabularies. This position will focus on co-reference resolution strategies for dataset parameters at BCO-DMO to the Parameter Usage Vocabulary (P01) at the NERC Vocabulary Server. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new recommendation strategies for linking real-world dataset parameter descriptions to their semantic equivalents in the NERC Vocabulary Server semantic model. This recommendation engine will then back user interfaces for data managers and researchers to select appropriate semantic descriptions for describing a dataset's parameters. There may be lab work opportunities in Massachusetts, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
Applications must be submitted online through the Human Resources website, and must include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the contact information of at least three references. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Makoto Saito (email@example.com).
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Ph.D. in Oceanography, Engineering, Ecology, or a related discipline.
Preference will be given to an applicant who has strong quantitative skills and interdisciplinary expertise in: (1) biological, chemical and physical oceanography (2) dataset analysis, including a complementary skillset (e.g., programming experience or strong mathematical/statistical training), (3) knowledge representation (ontologies, vocabularies, Linked Data, SPARQL, semantic web technologies), and/or (4) artificial intelligence techniques for building recommendation engines.
Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions. Other physical tasks include mostly sedentary and use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, and prolonged work hours. Physical duties are subject to change.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
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Internal Number: 3544515
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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