Research Associate in Ontology Engineering

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 19/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Computer Science - Formal Methods
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 6 months available from 01 January 2019 until 30 June 2019

The appointment will be in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester to work on EPSRC IAA Project “Comparison and Abstraction of SNOMED CT Ontologies”. The project aims to apply knowledge and tools developed from previous research for tracking the changes between different versions of an ontology and forgetting some terms from an ontology thereby computing an abstraction of it. The focus of the project will be a trial on a core subset of the SNOMED CT medical ontology in order to address content related quality issues.

You will be working with Dr Renate Schmidt in the Formal Methods Group. The School of Computer Science is among the largest in the UK, and has research and teaching profiles that are both broad and deep, reflecting critical mass both in core areas of the discipline and more specialised areas. It was ranked 4th in overall GPA in REF 2014 and equal 1st for the quality of the research environment.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Renate Schmidt


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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