[Corpora-List] Job Announcement: Research and Development Executive (KTP Associate)

Epaminondas Kapetanios E.Kapetanios
Thu Apr 23 16:54:55 CEST 2009

Post: KTP Associate (http://www.ktponline.org.uk) Job Title: Research & Development Executive Duration: 2 year period (fixed term)

Location: London

Reports to: Technical Team Lead, Magus Ltd and

Supervisors (Kapetanios, et al) at University

of Westminster, School of Electronics and Computer Science

Compensation: 21-24K p.a.

Informal Inquiries: Dr. Epaminondas Kapetanios, Univ. of Westminster

e.kapetanios at wmin.ac.uk


Dan Hanley, CTO, Magus Ltd,

dan.hanley at magus.ac.uk


Official Application: Please check guidelines and application forms

for this particular post as they will be provided

by the URL: http://www.wmin.ac.uk/hrvacancies/

expectendly, after the 1st of May 2009

Other benefits: Training stipend and development budget of up to 3500, free access to facilities at University of Westminster and an opportunity to register for a higher degree (Masters, MPhil, PhD).

Purpose: To undertake the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) objectives as defined in the KTP proposal that covers the development of new semantic web technologies at Magus. The project will involve significantly enhancing of the common infrastructure platform that underpins all of Magus?s products

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.To produce new platform capabilities for Magus, including integration of existing Semantic Web technologies and development of new ones.

2.To work with the School of Electronics and Computer Science to apply theoretical knowledge to the proposal, synthesising theory and practice.

3.To undertake a comprehensive initial literature review and library research encompassing:

?Conceptual Modelling and Knowledge Bases ?Semantic and Conceptual Knowledge Representation and Languages (e.g., OWL/RDF, XML Schema, RDFS, etc.) ?Techniques for Semantically Annotating Data and Resources ?Ontology Alignment and Mapping at a Semantic Middleware for Data and Contents integration ?Ontology Engineering environments in both directions, user generated and automatically extracted (e.g., OntoBuilder, OntoEdit, Protege, etc.) ?Ontology processors and inference engines (e.g., F-OWL, FACT++) ?Semantic Search Engines

4.To identify examples of good practice from the semantic web industry, including existing software that can be introduced at Magus. Gain insight from opinion leaders, policy makers, etc.

5.To support the development of a communications strategy and to liaise with and assist the web development team.

6.To undertake analysis of the existing semantic asset functions and capabilities involving the product managers, development teams, end users and commissioning clients. To arrange and carry out user and developer consultation meetings.

7.Assist with the development of new semantic web platform capabilities, including work on business development opportunities and financial forecasts.

8.Working in conjunction with product managers, developers and the CTO to assist with the planning process and ensure that the plans are developed within an appropriate timescale. Assist with requests for information.

9.To arrange and attend meetings with partners/contractors regarding tendering and construction of development and assist with delivering agreed tasks.

10.To facilitate dissemination activities including preparation of academic publications and presentations, etc.

11.To assist with budgeting and administration requirements of Magus.

12.To assist and attend Magus product planning meetings, including preparation of planning papers and minute taking.

13.To assist with the drafting of development specifications for a range of projects, including encouraging other Magus developers.

14.Undertake further analysis of semantic models for large corporate websites built on findings from research and existing large corporate implementations. Liaison with web development consultants and brand monitoring requirements.

15.Prepare findings relating to semantic web technologies within the application domain and work on scientific publications for well-established international conferences and journals.

16.Undertake creation of a case study for the W3C.

17.To embed new knowledge/findings and assist with building a knowledge library for Magus.

18.Complete KTP document including Associate and final reports.



A First or Upper Second class honours degree in Computer Science and Computing or in a relevant subject (e.g., Software Engineering, Computational and Mathematical Linguistics, Language and Automata Theory)


A second degree/management or business qualification



?Project Management skills ?Demonstrable research skills/ability ?Time management skills ?Team-working experience ?Java Software development ?Budgetary and financial awareness


Communication skills/experience

Personal Attributes


?Intellectual drive. ?Good analytical and writing/presentational skills. ?Self motivated with good time management and ability to prioritise. ?Ability to work on own initiative and ability to work within a team. ?A can-do attitude and a passion for the ethos of the Partnership. ?Entrepreneurship and Innovation? constantly looking for better ways to do things. ?Smart ? adopting best thinking and practice. ?Efficient and High Quality ? with a focus on core competencies and high quality results. ?Interest in lifelong learning ? desire to support your wider team in the common effort to create change and develop professionally.


Interest in semantic technologies and understanding of value it can add in terms of product development

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