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The Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks applications
for various positions in the conduct of research projects in Semantic Web technologies and in the
areas of Web Science, Data Science and Semantic eScience, focusing on the
World Wide Web and its future use.

(For more information on the Tetherless World Constellation see the main page of this wiki, also accessible as http://tw.rpi.edu)

Research Scientist

The Research Scientist will be expected to lead advanced research in one of the following fields: Semantic Web, Semantic eScience, Data Science, Informatics, Web Science. The Research Scientist is also responsible for providing technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation and analysis of procedures, techniques, and results. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Science or Physical Science (preference for specific topics: Semantic Web, Semantic eScience, Data Science, Informatics, Web Science) or closely related field, as well as three (3) or more years (post‐degree) of related experience, including in depth experience in use case development and implementation, ontology development. and application experience with evaluation studies. To be considered at the Research Scientist level, candidates are expected to possess recognition as an authority in the application of computer and information science technologies. Candidates with experience in Semantic eScience applications are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants must visit https://rpijobs.rpi.edu, and complete an on‐line application, with cover letter, CV, and three (3) references for job number 20090330. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological institute in the English speaking world, is a private, research university in Troy, New York. Rensselaer is currently undergoing unprecedented growth in both faculty and research activities. Rensselaer employees are rewarded through a competitive compensation package, an exceptional benefits plan, professional growth and development, and a technologically advanced work environment.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform advanced research in one of the following fields: Semantic Web, Semantic eScience, Data Science, Informatics, Web Science. The incumbent is expected to develop and maintains technical expertise required to perform original research through self‐direction and as part of a research team, and tailors research efforts to the needs of the supporting groups and research projects from academic institutions, industry and/or government. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Computer Science; Semantic Web, Semantic eScience, Web Science, Information Science; Data Science, Informatics, or a closely related field.

Qualified applicants must visit https://rpijobs.rpi.edu, and complete an on‐line application, with cover letter, CV, and three (3) references for job number 20090330. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological institute in the English speaking world, is a private, research university in Troy, New York. Rensselaer is currently undergoing unprecedented growth in both faculty and research activities. Rensselaer employees are rewarded through a competitive compensation package, an exceptional benefits plan, professional growth and development, and a technologically advanced work environment.

Graduate Students

We are always interested in top graduate students, with a particular emphasis on those with a background in Semantic Web, Web Science, eScience, or scientific informatics. We are particularly interested in students who have work experience beyond just their undergraduate coursework and/or who have been involved in Web research or business activities. Students may apply for PhDs in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, or Multidisciplinary science. Information on applying to RPI can be found on the campus website for graduate admissions at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/graduate/index.html. (Students interested in eScience or science informatics using semantic technologies may wish to contact the Tetherless World Constellation faculty directly with respect to admissions criteria and policies. Visiting student positions are also a possibility in some circumstances.)

Undergraduate Research

The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) is setting up an undergraduate research laboratory for RPI students interested in doing work in the topics above and especially in exploring the connection between the Tetherless World Constellation and EMPAC . Mechanisms for research activities include independent studies, part time positions (URPs), and summer positions. Interested students should contact the appropriate TWC faculty member for their interest areas.

Internships

From time to time, TWC has opportunities for students (primarily) at all levels to visit as interns. We accept applications in the form of a cover letter stating interests, period of proposed internship and resume to one of the TWC Professors. Applications are considered in batches and are primarily available for summer. For 2010 applications will be consider by April 15.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical,
gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities --
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer