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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (Cultural Heritage Knowledge Graphs)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£33,797 to £40,322, Ref: 18134
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 1st June 2023

Application closed on: Monday 12 April 2021.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on EU funded projects - SPICE ( and Polifonia (

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate to work on any of the following streams of research, relevant to the projects:

- Privacy and Policy-aware Semantic technologies or Distributed Online Social Networks (DOSN).
- Information extraction (NLP, machine/deep learning) for knowledge graph construction.
- User-centered data science and sense-making.

The appointment will be made on the Academic Grade AC2 salary scales depending on qualifications and experience.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please email

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please email or contact (Sally Siveter: 01908 653650)

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job's page ( and following the instructions below and clicking the APPLY NOW link. Applications submitted via a 3rd party websites will not be considered.

To apply, please fill the application form below and also include a Covering Letter (a maximum of 2,500 words) and CV

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