[Taxacom] ph.d position in biodiversity informatics

Hong cui hong1.cui at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 12:36:50 CDT 2009

PhD Position : Biodiversity Informatics

A PhD position is available at the School of Information Resources and
Library Science (SIRLS), University of Arizona. The successful candidate
will work on an interdisciplinary project investigating automated methods
for semantic annotation of morphological descriptions of various taxon
groups and developing software supporting automated identification key
generation, domain ontology construction, and biosystematics authoring and
publishing. The PhD position is fully-funded by an NSF grant and SIRLS.
Candidates should possess a degree in systematics biology or equivalent,  have
experience programming in Java and Perl, and have basic knowledge in
Semantic Web standards, such as XML and RDF. Knowledge in machine learning
and/or natural language processing is desirable but not required.

Interested applicant should first send a cover letter and CV with the
contact information of two academic referees to Dr Hong Cui at SIRLS
hongcui at email.arizona.edu by August 1, 2009.

Hong Cui, Ph.D, MCS
Assistant Professor, Information Technologies
School of Information Resources and Library Science
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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