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Job Position: one Research Assistant in Semantic Web and Healthcare areas

Posted Nov 23 2011 4:30pm
This presents a great opportunity:

The Unit for Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI: ) of the National University of Ireland, Galway invites applications for a Research Assistant (RA) position.
 
Research Assistant (RA) Position: Semantic Web in HealthCare and Life Sciences
DERI – National University of Ireland, Galway
 
DERI is a leading research institute in semantic technologies that offers a stimulating, dynamic and multi-cultural research environment, excellent ties to research-groups worldwide, close collaboration with industrial partners and up-to-date infrastructure and resources.
 
The DERI HCLS group () has a focus on applied research in the use of semantics in solving some key healthcare problems and dealing with: 

  • Interoperability of Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs).
  • Interoperability of distributed healthcare policies.
  • Infrastructure which will scale to the thousands, and, in some environments millions, of patients who will avail of telehealth in the future.
  • Secure infrastructure which accounts for the ownership of patient data, the privacy and dignity of the patient, and which allows the patient play a part in managing his/her chronic illness.
  • This will involve research into HCLS ontologies and standards (e.g., HL7, openEHR) within the area of healthcare messaging, patient modelling and distributed personal health records. Research in the DERI HCLS research group is carried out in close collaboration with other collaborating institutions and industrial partners. Candidates should have:
     
  • A graduate degree in Computer Science/ Software Engineering or related fields.
  • Knowledge of Semantic Web Technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL).
  • Knowledge of healthcare standards (e.g., HL7, openEHR) is a plus but not a mandatory requirement.
  • Successful candidates are expected to have the willingness to combine formal scientific work with hands-on evaluation with healthcare providers.
     
    Please send your application (CV, two letters of reference) in PDF format to the email address below – by Friday, February 3rd, 2012
     
    Ronan Fox/Ratnesh Sahay
    Domain for Health Care and Life Sciences
    DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway
    IDA Business Park,
    Lower Dangan,
    Galway, Ireland
     
    E-mails: ronan dot fox at deri dot org, ratnesh dot sahay at deri dot org
    For more information about Galway, NUIG, and DERI, visit the following websites:
    and . 

    My source: Post by Ratnesh Sahay to several lists.
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