Research Fellow

Transforming Rural Communities Through Digital Innovation

Digital Economy is an RCUK cross-council programme, aimed at realising the transformational impact of ICT for all aspects of business, society and economy. The dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen is one of three large multi-disciplinary research hubs funded through this programme and brings together a large team of researchers working in and across the disciplines of computer science, communications engineering, human geography, sociology, transport studies, health sciences and environmental science. For further details, see:

To support our research programme we are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to work on scalable linked data solutions to support curation, preservation, and better understanding of social media data.

You will have a good knowledge of linked data principles, and practical experience of a range of semantic web technologies. Knowledge and experience of query generation and answering is also desirable, but not essential. You will have a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team.

As this post is funded by ESRC it is available until 31 March 2016. Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£31,342 – £34,233 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (£26,274 – £29,552 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid ( for further information. 

Informal enquiries may be made to: Dr Jeff Pan (

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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 22 September 2015.

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