1 full time Researcher in the area of “Question Answering in the Web of Data”

 The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is searching for 1 full-time Researcher in the area of “Question Answering in the Web of Data” The position is for 1 year only and it is available immediately.The position is offered in the frame of the EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Training Network WDAqua: Answering Questions using Web Data, which has started in January 2015.  The project undertakes fundamental and applied research into models, methods and tools for data-driven question answering on the Web. More information about the project is available here: http://wdaqua.informatik.uni-bonn.de/ . Essential FactsThe hired researcher will spend 1 year working in the WDAqua ITN. He/She will spend the majority of his/her time at the University of Athens, but he/she will be encouraged to visit and engage with other partners in the project.The gross monthly salary (including social security, before taxes) is about 2.280,00€ plus a mobility allowance of 600 €/month and, if applicable, a family allowance of 250 €/month. TimelineApplication deadline: 31 January 2017Envisaged job starting date: as soon as possible Eligibility and application procedureCandidates must not have resided for more than 12 months in Greece in the 3 years before starting. They must hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science or a related field and be able to combine both theoretical and practical aspects in their work. Fluent English communication and a passion for developing modern software solutions are fundamental requirements. Knowledge of Greek is a plus but not required. The candidates should have experience and commitment to work in team and on the forefront of research.You will need to submit a CV, university transcripts, a motivation letter including a short research plan, two letters of recommendation, and English writing samples (e.g., prior publication or master thesis excerpt). ContactProfessors Yannis Ioannidis and Manolis Koubarakis (University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, MaDgIK Group, http://www.madgik.di.uoa.gr/)yannis@di.uoa.gr, koubarak@di.uoa.gr 

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