Job ID 122895
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Two-years (renewable up to four years) researcher position in Computer Science (M/F)
€2743 – 4339 per month
Workplace : MARSEILLE 09
Date of publication : Thursday, June 2, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2743€ – 4339€ gross monthly salary according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
In the framework of the ERC advanced Grant n-Dame_Heritage ( heritage.map.cnrs.fr), this open position concerns research activities belonging to the first axis of the work methodology, ranging from the conceptualisation of study approaches to the technological prototyping of semantic enrichment mechanisms with topics related to data flow, from in situ production to long-term archiving, through the different stages of semantic enrichment. The postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science, together with the one in Digital Humanities, will take a symmetrical look at the following areas, combining the sensibilities of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences): Knowledge Formalisation and engineering, Multimedia Content Classification, Machine Learning and Data Analysis in Heritage Science.
In the first years of the project, these activities will focus on introducing innovative methods for the daily documentation of the multidisciplinary scientific activities driven in the restoration worksite including (i) the observation and the analysis of the current state of the cathedral as well as the confrontation with its previous states; (ii) the sorting, cataloging and analysis of remains; (iii) the spatial and temporal referencing of data volumes from a worksite; (iv) the fluent storage, indexing and contextualisation of data, by basing on a detailed study of the specificities of the different disciplinary domains involved; (v) the collaborative and evolutive construction of shared controlled vocabularies and flexible metadata sets.
In the following years, more exploratory research topics on data analysis will concern correlation mecanismes for amplifying and cross-fertilise the data corpus by considering spatial, temporal, morphological and semantic features, as well as innovative interfaces for studying the interrelations between several disciplinary profiles looking at the same material objects.
High skills in Knowledge formalisation, data curation and analysis in heritage science.
Strong knowledge of ontological modeling approaches applied to cultural heritage;
Experiences in collaborative work in multidiscplinary context
Knowledge of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles
Experiences in scientific paper writing and presentation
Languages : French (B2), English (B1)
Research activities will be carried out at the CNRS-MAP laboratory in Marseille ( ), with possible temporary secondments to associated partners of the Notre-Dame de Paris scientific project ( ). The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the n-Dame_Heritage ERC project team and will interact closely with the “digital data” working group of the general scientific action of Notre-Dame.
The ERC Advanced Grant n-Dame_Heritage project – n-Dimensional analysis and memorisation ecosystem for building cathedrals of knowledge in Heritage Science – introduces a new field, a territory of multidisciplinary and multidimensional digitally born data, as raw material for studying the mechanisms of knowledge production in cultural heritage. By building a pioneering approach in computational modelling and digitisation, this project benefits from the exceptional experimental framework of the scientific worksite on Notre-Dame de Paris ( ) – involving today 175 researchers coming from disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, architecture, history, chemistry, physics and computer science – to build an emblematic corpus of data on scientific practices in heritage science, in the digital age. By experimenting next generation methods and tools for the semantic-driven data production and analysis, this project shifts the cursor of digitisation, from the physical object to the knowledge for understanding it, in order to analyze the interdependence between complex material features and the related knowledge objects built by scholars through their research practices. For further info:
Application deadline: June 30, 2022. Interviews (only for selected candidates) : July 2022
Contracts are expected to start between October and December 2022.
Candidates can apply for several positions, depending on their education and skills. Nevertheless, each application should be considered as a unique context and the cover letter should be targeted according to the specific activities of each job offer.
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 04:00:14 GMT