A PhD position in deep web monitoring systems is available in the in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EWI), University of Twenty, Netherlands for the academic year 2011-2012.

The research will be done in co-operation with WCC. WCC started in 1996 and is a successful software company based in Utrecht (NL) and Reston (USA). WCC's current focus areas are the Employment and Identification Security markets. Both commercial and government customers worldwide use WCC's smart search & match solutions to support their primary processes. Both WCC and the Database Group of the University of Twente have made significant advances in entity matching and entity ranking applied to for instance Employment Matching and Expert Search. This project will extend this work to monitoring of deep web pages, such a social networking sites, micro-blogging sites, job sites, etc. The candidate will spend part of the time at WCC in Utrecht. The Database Group of the University of Twente offers a PhD position in the Dutch national project COMMIT, a 100M Euro project involving 10 universities and 70 companies. The program brings together leading researchers in search engines, parallel computing, databases, interaction in context, embedded systems and knowledge technology.

Requirements for PhD position

We are looking for a candidate with a MSc. degree in computer science or an equivalent degree. The work involves both theory and practice (implementing a research prototype and evaluation). The candidate should have good programming skills. Affinity with web technology, information retrieval, and information extraction are desirable. The candidate must be a team player and must have good communication skills, in writing as well as oral.

Please use this email address only for obtaining information! Dr. D. Hiemstra, email: d.hiemstra@utwente.nl.

If you can meet the above mentioned requirements, you are invited to submit your application letter together with:
- curriculum vitae
- a list of publications
- a list of courses you have followed (with grades)
- the names and addresses of two referees
- one or two of your research papers and/or (a link to) your MSc thesis

Conditions of employment

We offer a full-time PhD position in a dynamic and international environment. The duration of the contracts is four years. The gross salary will range from € 2.042,00 in the first year to € 2.612,00 per month in the fourth year.
Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development. In addition, we offer a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%) and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (which is approximately an extra month of salary) and a number of additional benefits. The labor agreements are in accordance with the CAO-NU for Dutch universities.

Further details for application on the PhD Position in Deep Web Monitoring System can be found on Academic Transfer website.

Note, application deadline to the PhD Position in Deep Web Monitoring System, University of Twente, Netherlands is 12 June, 2011.

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