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Trinity College Dublin

Ph.D. Research Studentship sponsored by Bell Labs Ireland

Closing Date: 
May 31, 2010

Bell Labs Ireland is seeking candidates for a funded PhD within its Semantic Data Access Program.
The successful candidate will participate in a new long-term project involving semantic access to telecommunications data and services. The project is focused on the modeling of, integration of and reasoning about heterogeneous data sources in a scalable and adaptive manner and will be based in Blanchardstown, near Dublin, Ireland.

The studentship will be based in the Alcatel-Lucent offices in Blanchardstown in Dublin, and the candidate will work within the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) in Trinity College Dublin. KDEG enjoys a world class reputation in Intelligent Systems and knowledge driven communication systems.

The successful candidate will have a first class or II.1 honours degree, or a Masters degree, in electrical engineering or computer science or related discipline and will be highly motivated.

The candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience in information/knowledge modelling (e.g. UML, Relational, Ontologies)
  • Knowledge in database technology and database applications.
  • OO Development languages and tools especially Java, Eclipse or NetBeans.
  • Knowledge in semantic web, information integration and associated fields.

This post-graduate position is for FOUR year duration and includes payment of full academic fees and a tax exempt annual stipend of 18,000 Euro. Start date by September 2010.

Applications that do not satisfy the requirements listed below will not be considered. Applications must include:

  • A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for the position
  • A complete CV
  • Full academic transcripts
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate if appropriate
    • Translated to English if necessary
  • English language certification if English is not your first language
    • Required: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent

Closing date for applications is 1 st June 2010.

Applicants should contact Jean Maypother (jean.maypother at