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[protege-discussion] Research Assistant Position in EU project Linked2Safety

Helena Deus helena.deus at
Wed Mar 20 02:12:31 PDT 2013

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

The DERI HCLS group ( is working with a large EU consortia on the problem of applying semantic web and linked data solutions towards solving some key IT related healthcare problems dealing with:

*       Interoperability and Linking of Patient Health Records (EHRs and PHRs) using LInked Data and Semantic Web Solutions
*       Interoperability of healthcare policies across a variety of healthcare providers and clinical research institutions.
*       Secure infrastructure based on management of multi-dimentional data cubes towards devising the systems that will support the incoming wave of personalized medicine

The will involve exciting research in novel integration IT methods exploiting concepts such as Linked Data, RDF, Ontologies as well as health care standards (e.g.,
HL7, openEHR) in the area of healthcare messaging, patient modeling and physiology simulation as well as the ability to deal with distributed personal health records. 

Candidates should have:

*       A graduate degree in Computer Science/ Software Engineering or related fields.
*       Knowledge of Semantic Web and Linked Data Technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL).
*       Previous experience of healthcare standards (e.g., HL7, openEHR) is a plus but not mandatory.

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, cover letter and name of two references) in PDF
format to helena.deus at and ratnesh.sahay at

The position will be open until filled. 

Helena F. Deus, PhD
Unit Leader, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Unit Leader, Health Care and Life Sciences
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
helena.deus at

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