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[Commlist] DH research assistant position at Ling/phil Uppsala

Tue Sep 08 11:33:09 GMT 2020

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion

The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department´s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

*Duties/Project description*: The present position is part of the research programme “Retracing Connections: Byzantine Storyworlds in Greek, Arabic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic (c. 950 – c. 1100)”, investigating various aspects of translinguistic and transcultural narration in medieval texts. We are seeking a programmer to process hagiographical data from printed secondary sources into a structured, web-accessible format. There are three primary tasks: database design (an appropriate XML data representation format for the data), data acquisition (OCR scan and post-process source materials) and interface development (an online front-end to the database for use by project members and other researchers). The resulting website should present the structured data alongside the relevant pages of the source material (for verification), and allow for some basic search functions.

*Requirements:* The employment requires a Master’s degree in computer science or a related discipline as well as documented competence to carry out at least two of the tasks described above (database design, data acquisition and interface development.

*Additional qualifications:* Reading knowledge of German and basic familiarity with Greek are qualifying. So is experience in communicating with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries.

*Salary:* Individual salary.

*Starting date:* 01-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

*Type of employment:* Temporary position (1 year) according to central collective agreement.

*Scope of employment:* 100 %

*For further information about the position please contact:* Professor Ingela Nilsson, ((ingela.nilsson /at/ <mailto:(ingela.nilsson /at/>, +46 18-471 1424) or Professor Michael Dunn ((michael.dunn /at/ <mailto:(michael.dunn /at/>, +46 18-471 1341).

*Please submit your application by 18 September 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2399.*

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*Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.*

Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
Town: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben (seko /at/ <mailto:(seko /at/>
ST/TCO (tco /at/ <mailto:(tco /at/>
Saco-rådet (saco /at/ <mailto:(saco /at/>
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2399
Last application date: 2020-09-18 <>.

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