Senior Researcher in Information Systems

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science

Senior Researcher in Information Systems (2 posts)

We are pleased to announce the availability of two full-time (part-time/job-share considered) Senior Researcher in Information Systems positions for up to 3 years. Researchers in all topics related to reasoning with connections to data semantics will be considered, with a preference towards researchers working on scalable systems for reasoning and query answering over large scale data sources; see, e.g. our RDFox project ( See for more information about the Information Systems research group and our various research projects.

The project aims to push forward the capabilities of semantic technologies, and you would be examining a number of directions such as developing languages and algorithms for declarative data analysis of static and dynamic data, distributed storage and reasoning, stream reasoning, and integrating semantic and relational stores.

The primary selection criteria are a doctoral degree in computer science or a related discipline, preferably with post-qualification research experience, particularly in the areas of theoretical Computer Science, logic, and/or databases, and a strong publication record.

Whilst the roles are Grade 8 positions, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly (for Grade 7, you would be expected to hold a doctoral degree in computer science or a related discipline, or be close to completion). This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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