Sep 7, 2015

Scientific Programmer position at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy is looking for a talented Scientific Programmer to work full-time on

*** SPARQL Query Answering for Ontology Based Data Access and Ontology Based Data Integration ***

The position will be financed by the Large Scale Integrating Project (IP) "Scalable End-user Access to Big Data" (Optique) [2], within the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The position concerns the design and implementation of techniques for optimized SPARQL query answering over virtual RDF graphs, obtained through R2RML mappings over relational databases.

Requirements for this position are an MSc in Computer Science, fluency in English, and strong Java programming skills. Some background on SPARQL, SQL, and OWL is also required.

During this project the applicant will have the opportunity to apply the results of their research in challenging industrial use-cases involving reasoning on Big Data, as provided by the Optique project and by the user base of the -ontop- [1] framework for Ontology Based Data Access.

The position is to start around November-December 2015, compatibly with the requirements of the official call. The position has an initial contract duration of 1 year, and can be extended.

The position comes with a great location, Bolzano [3,4]. The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is located right in the center of one of the most beautiful cities in the Alps, and consistently ranks among the top locations in Italy for its living standard. The region, South Tyrol, is among the top destinations for Hikers, Mountaineers, Rock
climbers, Skiers, etc. And last, as one would expect from any Italian location, food in Bolzano is great.

Candidates interested in applying should get in contact immediately with Dr. Martin Rezk ( or Dr. Guohui Xiao ( Please attach a detailed CV including a statement of interest, project experience (if any).