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These three year appointments are to work on the development of intelligent
and web based collaborative systems to support organisational learning and
knowledge management in the engineering domain. The work will be carried
out in the context of the EU 5th Framework funded Clockwork project. This
is a high profile, leading edge R&D initiative, involving five European
research centres and two engineering companies. The objectives of the
project are to support: (i) knowledge sharing within distributed design
groups, (ii) reuse of design knowledge within organisations, and (iii)
collaboration and negotiation between companies. The appointments will be
made on the Research staff salary scale, £16,286 - £24,479 p.a., or £22,579
- £30,065 p.a., depending on qualifications and experience.
Three year Research Fellowship in intelligent systems (Post No.11106)
Applications are welcomed from researchers with a background in computer
science, artificial intelligence or knowledge based systems. The job will
involve developing knowledge models and technologies to support
collaboration and knowledge reuse in engineering design The candidate
should be a highly competent programmer (ideally with experience in Common
Lisp and Java) and should have knowledge of AI technologies (e.g.
ontologies, problem solving methods, knowledge representation etc.).
Applicants are expected to have excellent written and verbal communication
skills and the ability to work as part of a team. As the work is in the
engineering domain a knowledge of simulation and modelling tools (e.g.
MatLab) would be desirable, but not essential. An interest in
organisational learning or knowledge management would also be useful.
Three year Research Fellowship in web-based collaborative systems (Post
Applications are welcomed from researchers with a good knowledge in
internet technology, client/server communication, and distributed
computing. The job will involve developing an infrastructure to support a
methodology for web based engineering design .The applicant must have a
good knowledge of web server technology and be a highly competent
Lisp). Applicants are expected to have excellent written and verbal
communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. As the work
is in the engineering domain, knowledge of simulation and modelling tools
(e.g. MatLab) would be desirable, but not essential. An interest in
artificial intelligence, organisational learning, or knowledge management
would also be useful.
The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a 40-strong interdisciplinary
laboratory founded at The Open University in 1995, and located in
attractive new offices at The Open University's main campus in Milton
Keynes, UK. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced research and development
in Knowledge Media: a convergence of knowledge, communication and computing
technologies. We offer a stimulating and well-endowed research environment,
widely acknowledged to be at the leading edge of European research and
development, particularly in new technologies for knowledge modelling and
management, open supported learning, and synchronous and asynchronous group
working. The style, impact and content of our work are described in detail
in our Web pages at http://kmi.open.ac.uk.
Closing date for applications: 7 April, 2000.
Interviews will be held before 21 April, 2000.
Requests for hard-copy documents/forms, further particulars, and
application submissions can be directed to Ms. Ortenz Rose
[[log in to unmask]] at the Knowledge Media Institute, Open University,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK, Tel. +44 (0)1908 653800, Fax +44 (0)1908
653169. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed Dr Zdenek
Zdrahal, Email: [log in to unmask] Tel.: +44 (0)1908 654512
Disabled applicants whose skills and experience meet the requirements of
the job will be interviewed. Please let us know if you need your copy of
the further particulars in large print, on computer disk, or on audio
cassette tape. Hearing impaired persons may make enquiries on Milton Keynes
+44 (0) 1908 654901 (Minicom answerphone).
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John Domingue | [log in to unmask]
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, MIlton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
Tel: +44 1908 65-5014 (Fax - 3169)