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Research Engineer in Knowledge Engineering

IT Innovation

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345
Full Time Fixed Term (12 Months)
Closing Date:  Friday 16 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1170119FP

The projects will involve collaboration with many leading industry partners such as Ford, Continental, Software AG, Airbus, SIEMENS, and other universities such as Fraunhofer and Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas. This will provide you with an excellent platform for career development, with opportunities to work on innovative knowledge engineering approaches with industry leaders encompassing data curation and linking, knowledge conceptualization and reasoning, and opportunity to integration with machine learning techniques necessary to predict and managing risk. You will be working with and supported by Professor Michael Boniface and Dr Stefano Modafferi on the ZDMP, eFactory and other related projects. ZDMP and eFactory are funded by H2020, and are developing novel platforms and procedures for analysing security risks in multi-stakeholder smart manufacturing systems.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to research into knowledge modelling, reasoning, linked data, data fusion and software engineering necessary to integrate with data management/analytics platforms essential to deliver timely insight to decision makers responsible for risk management.The projects also involves developing ways to communicate potential risks to smart factory professionals, support technology acceptance experiments and trials, write project reports, and produce refereed publications and present research findings to the community and (if appropriate) the public.

For further information about the project, see,

To be successful you will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in computer science, software engineering or a related  discipline. Essential skills include hands-on experience of modern knowledge modelling, data curation and processing techniques, and software engineering.

Familiarity with security risk analysis or applied research leading to real-world solutions would be an advantage but is not essential.

Informal enquiries before or during the application process are welcomed and should be made to Michael Boniface (

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1170119FP on all correspondence.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if not included in your CV) and one sample of a recent publication.

Applicants must provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

The post is intended to start as soon as possible.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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