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Research Associate in Ontology Engineering

The University of Manchester - Computer Nethods - Formal Methods

Location: Manchester
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th July 2018
Closes: 19th August 2018
Job Ref: S&E-12385

Job Reference: S&E-12385
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date: 31/07/2018
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 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 1 September 2018 (earliest)

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.

Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 27th August.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

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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