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The position of IT developer is an integral part of the INTERLOR project (“Lotharingia and the Papacy. Interaction, Integration and Transformation between Central Directing and Regional Internal Dynamics (from the 11th to the beginning of the 13th century)”), jointly developed by the University of Luxembourg and the RWTH Aachen University. The aim of this project is to study the interactions and mutual influences between Lotharingia and the Papacy in the central Middle Ages.
An essential part of the project is a database that will host the summaries (regestes/Regesten), transcriptions and photographic images of the documentation related to the interactions between the Papacy and local realities. It will be hosted on an online platform of the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE).
As a member of the Institute for History, the candidate will conceive, develop and maintain the INTERLOR database and website in collaboration with the others project’s team members. In addition, he/she will help with the development and setup of new state of the art solutions within INTERLOR research activities.
Your specific role as IT developer will be to:
- build up and implement INTERLOR database
- build up and implement INTERLOR website
- analyze the needs of INTERLOR team, to realize states of art and to propose technological solutions
- perform ad hoc IT technical tasks of all types in the service of INTERLOR project
The candidate will have the opportunity to develop research related to the computational aspects of INTERLOR project and participate in the dissemination of its results. In addition, his/her expertise could be integrated into the teaching of fundamental disciplines of history.
Qualifications, experience, aptitude
- MA degree in computer science/engineering or digital humanities (only with proven experience in IT development – databases)
- a second degree in history or other related discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be considered as an asset
- proven programming experience (Python, Java – R will be considered an asset)
- knowledge of semantic web technologies (RDF, OWL, SPARQL) : to be acquired once hired (continuing education)
- ability to collaborate as part of a workflow Git
- proven communication skills and ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal/external partners
- language skills: knowledge of at least two of the three languages French, German, and/or English
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Belval
- Internal Title: Research and development specialist
- Job Reference: UOL03933
Applications (in English, French and German) should contain the following documents:
- curriculum vitae including description of past work experience
- copies of diplomas
- cover letter mentioning the reference number
- in case: list of infrastructure/software projects
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
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Prof. Dr. Michel Margue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of the Institute of History
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